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  1. Hoppy
    11-16-2012 04:44 PM
    Hoppy
    A PAR of 80 is high light. To use that much light you need to use non-limiting fertilizing, and CO2 adjusted to the optimum bubble rate for your set-up. Otherwise, you are just inviting algae, especially BBA, to begin growing.
  2. Bennyboy
    11-15-2012 12:39 AM
    Bennyboy
    Hey hoppy, i have been in the hobby for almost a year now. I looked at your par chart early on and had a hard time understanding it. Now after some time i revisited it. Im Upgrading to a 75 g tank And wanted your opinion on lighting.
    i was thinking of going with the aqualife 4 x 54w t5 ho and based on your chart if i hung it at about 8 inches above tank, i would get a par of about 80.
    I dont want to be limited on what plants i can grow and would like to get a nice carpet going. would that be considered overkill? I will be running pressurized co2 and dosing ei.
  3. Hoppy
    10-21-2012 11:35 PM
    Hoppy
    The Marineland light would give you very good low light, so that CO2 would not be needed. The others are designed for reef tanks so they would very likely be too much light for a planted tank, and would make the tank look weird with the actinic LEDs.
  4. betta_beth
    10-21-2012 09:40 PM
    betta_beth
    Hi,

    Hoping you can provide some guidance as to which of these would you use for a 10-gallon planted tank:

    1.) MarineLand ML Double-Bright LED 18-24
    6 x 1 W & 3 x 60 mW
    Lumens = 450
    2.) Beamswork Reef Bright 18-21
    15 x 10,000K & 3 x 460 nm Actinic
    Lumens = 1300
    Watts = 18
    3.) Green Element EVO Reef 18-22 (Uses 3-W vs. 1-W)
    7 x 10,000K & 3 x 460 nm Actinic
    Lumens = 1350
    Watts = 30

    Thanks!!
  5. Gabez
    10-10-2012 08:11 PM
    Gabez
    Thank you so much for helping us all , you are an inspiration to all aspiring aquarists.
  6. Hoppy
    08-27-2012 05:00 PM
    Hoppy
    Gamezawy, I added my opinion to that question.
  7. Gamezawy
    08-27-2012 04:18 PM
    Gamezawy
    hi Hoppy would you kindly advice me on my question in

    http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=188645

    i really like your opinion
  8. detroit_fan
    08-03-2012 03:41 AM
    detroit_fan
    Thanks Hoppy!
  9. Hoppy
    08-03-2012 02:52 AM
    Hoppy
    I just added my two cents worth to that thread.
  10. detroit_fan
    08-03-2012 01:36 AM
    detroit_fan
    Hi Hoppy, I was wondering if you could check out my lighting question if you get a minute.-

    http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=185831

    I've been trying to read through you older posts and it seems that in your opinion a T8 is enough for a 12" deep tank with low light plants. I guess my question to you is, are the marineland T8 fixtures ok, and would you recommend 1 or 2 of them for a 20 long 30"x12"x12". I would also love to get your opinon on bulb choices, I listed several of them in the thread. Thanks in advance if you find the time to help.

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