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  1. BobinCA
    07-23-2009 07:38 PM
    BobinCA
    Hoppy,

    1. Regarding osmocote, is it still a good idea to use it mixed in the base layer under a cap of PFS, or is Laterite a better idea? or nothing but mulm?

    2. Dimensions of tank.. 48x24x24 Lighting used in past are PC's..55w 6700K. Cover the entire top/length of tank (6 bulbs). Is this too much light? Any recommendations from you?

    3. I need to stock up on fast growing plants as I only have Anubias and Java Fern.
    Where in Sac/Bay Area do you recommend...other than Albany Aquarium?

    Thank you.

    Bob
  2. Hoppy
    05-24-2009 08:16 PM
    Hoppy
    GMYukonon24s, the problem with a light close to the water surface, with such a high tank, is that the light intensity near the top is many times what it is near the substrate. If you have low light at the substrate, you will have far too much light at the surface. You can try 5 inches above the tank, and it might work out alright. My gut feeling is that nearer to 12 inches would be better, but then you might not have enough light at the substrate.

    The MH pendant lights would put out enough intensity that you could raise them over a foot and still have adequate light near the substrate. The watts per gallon is meaningless for this tank. Given that you will have high light in the upper parts of the tank, in any case, I think CO2 is essential however you light it. Otherwise you are very likely to have BBA which would be very hard to eliminate.
  3. GMYukonon24s
    05-24-2009 07:42 PM
    GMYukonon24s
    hey you posted on my 110 about putting the T5s a few inches above the tank
    would 5 inches be good enough?
    and am I right with the MH would give me 2.72 which requires co2
    Ive been reading over 2 wpg you need co2 that's correct?
  4. Crystalview
    05-11-2009 05:51 AM
    Crystalview
    I misplaced what you said the readings for the PAR should be for a high, Med and low in the middle and on the substrate. Can you share this info again Thanks Marica
  5. manofmanyfish
    03-09-2009 03:05 AM
    manofmanyfish
    Hello...anybody home. Is this Hoppy's house?
  6. cheefunk
    01-17-2009 06:20 PM
    cheefunk
    Hey Hoppy, I was reading a thread about testing rocks with vinegar a while back and I believe it was you that suggested it. What was the percentage of acid? I have tried to find that thread again and cannot. Also are there other ways to test rocks. Any help you can give would be a huge help.

    Thanks
  7. Natty
    12-29-2008 05:51 AM
    Natty
    Yeah you do, I'm expecting a lot of presents for my next bday MUAHAHHA!

    Anyhow, I do this once in a long time, go around and look at people's profiles and send some friend requests and stuff. I've seen you around for a long time. Anyhow, hope you had a good holiday, bye.
  8. Petrus
    11-04-2008 03:39 AM
    Petrus
    Thanks for the suggestion Hoppy. We'll look into it for the next version .

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