Can't connect to lightning node (eclair)


Hey, first time trying to experiment with eclair lightning network this evening. I funded my bitcoin note with about .0030 BTC (v0.17.0) and downloaded eclair (v0.2-beta8) and am trying to create my first channel. I’m searching for nodes on But every node I try and connect to either says insufficient funds, gets hung on wait_for_accept_channel or just gets closed. I have tried about 15 or 20 but no luck. Is it quite difficult to connect to a node?

Also, I know I am not committing more funds that I know I have available.

Any tips?