Planing to upgrade lighting on a recently purchased Eclipse 1 hood. Read of many available options but looking for advice. The 2 x 13 watt Deluxe Bright Kit (http://www.ahsupply.com/twox.htm
) looks great but will it fit? Also if i get the 32 watt PowerCompact retrofit will i need to worry about co2
? Filtration modifications?
I currently have a brackish setup sg
15 watt powerglo bulb
50 watt heater
2" natural gravel
tetratec ap200 air pump w/ air stone
some drift wood
3 feeder guppies
I was told some hardy plants will do alright in a brackish tank. So i grabbed a few. The plants where just recently added to the tank but they seem to be doing fine with a sg
at 1.012 and the ph
at 7.8. The nitrates tend to get high but i was told once the tank gets established i can lose the Bio-wheel and stop the nitrates. With out the bio-wheel will the plants handle the bio load?
I am thinking about adding co2
Have you heard of creating co2
using a 2 liter bottle, sugar and yeast? Does it work? Read that on a web page (http://www.thekrib.com/Plants/kelly-intro.html
) check it out. What to you think?
I also got some misc aquarium plant bulbs from the LFS
.Only 5 of 10 sprouted and do not seem to be doing very well but hope to kick start them with some new lighting.