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  1. Casardo
    01-12-2014 11:37 PM
    Hey hoppy got a 48 " t5ho and I wanted to know how often to change the bulbs ?
  2. Hoppy
    01-10-2014 03:14 PM
    Based on the data in you probably have medium intensity light.
  3. Tasakiou
    01-10-2014 01:51 AM
    Hi Hoppy! I just need some clarification on my lighting! What type of lighting level for plants would you call this ? Two T8s, 36 watts , 17 inch high tank (Luminaire sitting 2" Above tank, Glossy white paint at the back of the bulb), 30" length , 14" width. 4"substrate at the back 2" at the front?
  4. Hoppy
    11-08-2013 05:41 PM
    Bromothymol blue by itself isn't going to work. The test reagent contains a little more than that, but the dye is bromothymol blue. API pH test kit reagent is the right mix to make this work. Or, any similar pH test kit reagent, as long as the color chart for that test kit shows that yellow is about 6.0pH and the darkest blue is about 7.6pH.
  5. pgaron
    11-08-2013 02:32 PM
    I recently made a dropcheker reference solution from one of the guides on PTN and I tested it and it was spot on. THe problem is when I add it to the bromethyl blue it turns instantly black/green and then in my tank it moves to a yellowy green orangiesh is this possible? did I put to much blue in?
  6. Hoppy
    09-27-2013 03:35 PM
    Greystoke, I'm never offended by arguments, only by personal stuff, which TPT only rarely contains. Please continue the argument as long as you wish.
  7. Greystoke
    09-27-2013 07:48 AM
    Hi Hoppy,
    I hope that I did not upset you in any way through my arguments. That certainly wasn't the intention. All I'm trying to do is defend an alternative way to find an estimate power requirement for a new light fitting that matches a required PAR criterion.
  8. Dudeplus5
    07-16-2013 06:37 AM
    thank s so much hoppy, you dont know how much your help means to me. I've been into freshwater for over 30 yrs, and this lighting crap with all the myths gets aggrivating. I've only recently started to try to grow more demanding plants. I was a Cichlid breeder for about 15 or so yrs and cou[dnt keep anything but java moss and java fern.
  9. Dudeplus5
    07-16-2013 06:31 AM
    Dr. Foster and Smith give par value on there sight for 12 inches
  10. Hoppy
    07-16-2013 05:27 AM
    I don't remember seeing any PAR data for that Marineland light, unless it is the same as the double bright one. Most likely you will get about 12/17 times 172 at 17 inches, or about 120 PAR.

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