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Old 07-31-2005, 02:14 PM   #1
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Lighting options for an Eclipse 6g?

I've been looking to start up with plants again - I had a 29g and 45g planted about 5-6 years ago but had bad luck and left the hobby!

Anyways, I like the stylish, sleek look of the Eclipse 6g as I want to start small and have a dwarf puffer or two .

I'm curious if the light over the Eclipse 6g is adequate enough for low-mid lighting level plants? If not, what retrofit options are out there for this hood?
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Old 07-31-2005, 02:32 PM   #2
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difficulty with lighting is one of two reasons I'll never own an Eclipse system (the other is their proprietary hood setup, which costs an arm & a leg to get replacement pieces for).

your best option is a screw in power-compact, or use the light already in the unit and stick to java ferns, crypts and anubias (low low light only).

otherwise, retro-fitting involves cutting off sections of the hood to provide enough space for larger bulbs.
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Old 07-31-2005, 06:37 PM   #3
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Ok - I think I've decided to go with a JBJ nano-cube (6g).

It was 3wpg. Thanks!
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