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    Eclipse System 12 - would this work?

    Hello, I'm new here, and very interested in getting this ATS going.
    - Plastic Canvas
    - Sylvania 3000K
    - Freshwater tank with guppies.
    It's been 24 hours, and nothing show yet.
    Do you think it's ginna work with my mod?
    Thanks.
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    Re: Eclipse System 12 - would this work?

    should the screen be submersed? completely?
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    Re: Eclipse System 12 - would this work?

    The water needs to cascade all the way down the screen. I would not use a screen that had holes thru it as you'd never get the water all the way down the screen. :shock:

    Otherwise it looks okay. I would be concerned with that bulb overheating and failing soon though. You need some ventilation or the electronics in that CFL will, absolutely, soon fail .

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    Re: Eclipse System 12 - would this work?

    Thanks, kcress.
    I thought about heating problem too, but the box is just a temp solution.
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    Re: Eclipse System 12 - would this work?

    Looks like a good start. You could put a solid piece of plastic below the canvas, so the water stays flowing across it. Basically, when the water flow is turned off, the screen should be dry.

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    Re: Eclipse System 12 - would this work?

    Thanks for the tip.
    Here's my attempt to fix the flow
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    Re: Eclipse System 12 - would this work?

    Ok looks good. Now get some rough sandpaper (or a file) and really rough up the canvas. Put it in, and report back in one week

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    Yep agreed, and your bulb should be ok now too.

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    Re: Eclipse System 12 - would this work?

    Hello, I just wanted to report back that it did work.
    But I'm going to leave the Eclipse 12 the way it is; stock.
    Now that i know it works, I can start on my 90gal I'm putting in.
    Thank you for all your help and research in this awesome system.

    I know I'll come back with questions when i do the 90 gal for sure.

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    Re: Eclipse System 12 - would this work?

    Great, glad to hear it's going well, got any measurements or pics?

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