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RE: CF over a low tech 10 gallon

> Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2002 22:35:58 -0500
> From: "Daphne Freeman" <daphne.freeman at charter_net>
> Subject: CF over a low tech 10 gallon
> I was considering setting up a low-tech 10 gallon planted 
> tank.  I can't use
> a CO2 canister or DIY bottle where it will be located.  
> Therefore, I need to
> keep the lighting low enough such that it isn't going to be an algae
> nightmare.  I was considering using 2 of the AH Supply 13 
> watt units.  Is
> that too much light for a low-tech 10?  Their lights are very 
> intense.  It
> seems the standard strips for it aren't enough but this may 
> be too much.

Hi Daphne!

For my Eclipse 12 Gallon I bought a retrofit from flyingfishexpress.com.

It's a 32 watt so using 2x13watts will work fine.  For Co2 you should
give Co2 Fizz Factory a try.  It actually seems work and keeps my OH
steady at neutral (7.0) using 2 tablets a week (Thursday and Sunday).
It's medium to heavy planted so that's what it suggested. Only thing
I don't like about the FF is the bell is kinda big. 9"L x 2"H x 2"D.

What I do like is that it's premeasured tablets that you just drop 
into the reactor and it fill up the bell, desolves into your tank 
water. Very easy and pretty darn affordable too.

$16 for the whole package, (bell, reaction cup, hose, 16 tablets).
Just buy more tablets when you start to run out.  $5 for 16 :)
I bought it from thatpetplace.com :)

You have to play with it to actually conclude to how many tablets you
want to add to get to the Co2 level you're comfortable with.

I'm ordering a 13 Watt Deluxe from AHS for my 6 gallon tank soon