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  1. Hoppy
    11-16-2012 04:44 PM - permalink
    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 - permalink
    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 - permalink
    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 - permalink

    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

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

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

    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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08:14 PM - thedood mentioned Hoppy in post Types of Metricide question. Thanks Hoppy and bassbuster23
02:04 AM - Audionut mentioned Hoppy in post Wrapping my head around KH and co2. Led light questions! Look!
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12:39 AM - Audionut mentioned Hoppy in post CO2, pH, and dKH question observation from Hoppy. The last paragraph...
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06:23 PM - niko quoted Hoppy in post Dolomite as a source of Ca and Mg
I continue to read the pos...
12:54 AM - Hoppy quoted MCSLABS in post A bit different DiY CO2 System
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05:25 PM - Hoppy quoted Nordic in post A bit different DiY CO2 System
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10:10 PM - Sharon_hazan quoted Hoppy in post A bit different DiY CO2 System
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use the citric acid method more p...
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06:11 PM - APynckel quoted Hoppy in post Poor Man's CO2
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02:23 AM - Hoppy quoted MCSLABS in post A bit different DiY CO2 System
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11:37 PM - theatermusic87 quoted Hoppy in post Using Dolomite
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10:46 PM - Hoppy quoted MCSLABS in post A bit different DiY CO2 System
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08:20 PM - Hoppy quoted theatermusic87 in post Using Dolomite
While were on the subject of dolomi...
09:01 PM - Hoppy quoted woodytoo in post "No fertilizers" - pictures of extremely healthy plants
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06:36 PM - Hoppy quoted epiphysis in post Poor Man's CO2
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