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  1. Azarakiah
    11-16-2012 07:03 PM - permalink
    Azarakiah
    hey mr lighting guru, im picking up a nice 75 gal tank stand and canopy, im pretty sure the answer would be yes but im gonna be running 4 54watt t5 ho's under the canopy, th brand is ice cap its seperate bulbs not a fixture was just wondering if ill def need to provide pressurized co2 or what
  2. Hoppy
    11-16-2012 05:44 PM - permalink
    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.
  3. Bennyboy
    11-15-2012 01:39 AM - permalink
    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.
  4. Hoppy
    10-22-2012 12:35 AM - permalink
    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.
  5. betta_beth
    10-21-2012 10:40 PM - permalink
    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!!
  6. Gabez
    10-10-2012 09:11 PM - permalink
    Gabez
    Thank you so much for helping us all , you are an inspiration to all aspiring aquarists.
  7. Hoppy
    08-27-2012 06:00 PM - permalink
    Hoppy
    Gamezawy, I added my opinion to that question.
  8. Gamezawy
    08-27-2012 05:18 PM - permalink
    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
  9. detroit_fan
    08-03-2012 04:41 AM - permalink
    detroit_fan
    Thanks Hoppy!
  10. Hoppy
    08-03-2012 03:52 AM - permalink
    Hoppy
    I just added my two cents worth to that thread.

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08:59 AM - Audionut mentioned Hoppy in post High nutrients promote algae growth and are toxic to aquatic life
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12:56 AM - Audionut mentioned Hoppy in post High nutrients promote algae growth and are toxic to aquatic life
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11:19 PM - dukydaf mentioned Hoppy in post High nutrients promote algae growth and are toxic to aquatic life
...very hour. What Hoppy says makes the most ...
01-15-2016
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...my question. Thanks Hoppy and bassbuster23
10-30-2015
03:04 AM - Audionut mentioned Hoppy in post Wrapping my head around KH and co2. Led light questions! Look!
... Minor correction Hoppy. That would be Bica...
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01:39 AM - Audionut mentioned Hoppy in post CO2, pH, and dKH question
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10-03-2015
02:32 AM - burr740 mentioned Hoppy in post Lighting an Aquarium with PAR instead of Watts
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09-16-2016
03:34 PM - ernest quoted Hoppy in post Blue CO2 Indicator
Why not just use API pH re...
09-15-2016
08:04 PM - HaeSuse quoted Hoppy in post Effect of CO2 on Plant Growth at Low Light
...ong time. Cheers, Hoppy! Well put.
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09-14-2016
05:25 PM - Hoppy quoted jrill in post Citric acid and baking soda diy co2
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05:07 PM - Hoppy quoted ursamajor in post Effect of CO2 on Plant Growth at Low Light
Hoppy I think your observatio...
01:31 PM - jrill quoted Hoppy in post Citric acid and baking soda diy co2
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09-13-2016
07:17 PM - Greggz quoted Hoppy in post Effect of CO2 on Plant Growth at Low Light
... a very long time. Hoppy you summed it up and...
05:24 PM - Hoppy quoted Solcielo lawrencia in post Effect of CO2 on Plant Growth at Low Light
You ppl are incredible. When you cant ...
05:09 PM - Hilde quoted Hoppy in post Plants or Fish: What comes first?
What comes first is what i...
05:11 AM - Hoppy quoted houseofcards in post Effect of CO2 on Plant Growth at Low Light
You forgot BBA which I personally...
09-12-2016
10:17 PM - Jeff5614 quoted Hoppy in post Effect of CO2 on Plant Growth at Low Light
...As I understand what Pe...
06:07 PM - Hoppy quoted Solcielo lawrencia in post Effect of CO2 on Plant Growth at Low Light
A small increase in co2 increases growt...
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The real world oceans are ...
12:56 AM - Androider4Life quoted Hoppy in post Need some examples of frames use guys have built for your LED strips
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09-11-2016
05:32 PM - Redneck tenner quoted Hoppy in post CO2 Drop Checker
If you try this, be sure t...
05:17 PM - Hoppy quoted theatermusic87 in post CO2 Drop Checker
Very awesome, I've always been been...
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The time lag as the drop c...
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04:01 AM - Hoppy quoted John N in post Too much light?
I just know from the descri...
09-10-2016
04:10 AM - Hoppy quoted theatermusic87 in post CO2 Drop Checker
that's a pretty neat chart, wonder ...

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