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Re: CO2 concentration of human breath & Esclipse 6
Kelly Beard posted:
> I have an Eclipse 6 at my desk at work. It's pitiful. No plants, two
> tetras and a single cory that hides all of the time behind a rock. I've
> thought about converting it into a planted tank. Here's some random
> thoughts. Comment on whatever you feel like.
> 1. I don't know if that little bulb is going to be suitable. Low light
> plants, I guess.
> 2. The built-in filter system will have to go since it causes too much
> surface turbulence. One of those little Shark filters might do the job -
> no filter at all.
> 3. CO2. A small system like that can get by with a bell system to
> CO2. I've never messed with a yeast system and don't want to. Is the CO2
> in human respiration sufficient to provide plants with what they need?
> thinking that a simple bell with a tube that I would breath into to fill
> bell. "It's crazy enough that it just might WORK!".
That might be a little bulb, but it's also a little tank. My husband has
grown, and propagated, soft corals in an Eclipse 6.
Right now, I've had the same tank (different bulb) set up for several months
with a small rubin sword (I'll have to take it out soon, it's growing fast),
ludwigia repens, that hair-grass that kind of grows in a corkscrew (don't
know what it's called), dwarf sag, and two other swords that I can't
remember the name of (the kind that is kind of ruffled and squat? I think
it starts with a P?). Anyway, the last two in particular are much healthier
than I've been able to keep them in a larger tank, where I don't think
enough light penetrated underneath the other plants and to the bottom of the
tank. Everything looks bright green (or pink) and healthy. I haven't
fiddled with CO2. Who wants to trim such a small tank that regularly,
anyway? No problem with the turbulence, either. The ludwigia is underneath
the filter, and it just leans forward slightly.