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  1. MaStErFiShKeEps
    02-06-2011 09:20 PM - permalink
    MaStErFiShKeEps
    Is it normal for topsoil to have gold specks and a sandy texture? I want to use it for MTS but it's just like sand.
  2. MaStErFiShKeEps
    01-23-2011 03:21 AM - permalink
    MaStErFiShKeEps
    Okay Thanks so much
  3. Hoppy
    01-23-2011 03:20 AM - permalink
    Hoppy
    "Normal soil" could mean a lot of things. If you use mineralized topsoil, capped with something like Flourite, it should last as a nutrient filled substrate for more than a year, probably 2 years or more. It is always desirable to fertilize the water even when you have a fertile substrate. That gives the plants two sources of food and lets you be a little careless about dosing the water. But, with low light, you can do without the water dosing and just rely on the substrate.
  4. MaStErFiShKeEps
    01-23-2011 03:15 AM - permalink
    MaStErFiShKeEps
    Hey, I have a quick question: How long would normal soil last underwater and would it feed the plants so I don't have to fert.?
  5. Hoppy
    01-13-2011 11:27 PM - permalink
    Hoppy
    Watts are irrelevant when determining how much light you will have. Instead, you need to consider what type of light you are using, T5HO, T5NO, T8, PC, etc, and how far the light will be from the substrate, where the intensity is the lowest. Within each type of light, the wattage just indicates how long the bulb is, thus, how long a tank it will light uniformly.
  6. night9eyes
    01-13-2011 07:41 PM - permalink
    night9eyes
    My husband did have a question with the Coralife 2 bulb T5NO light, he was wondering if it's enough wattage for a 55 gallon tank. Here is the link you sent. . .thanks! Question was regarding an Amazon Biotope aquarium set-up.

    http://www.bigalsonline.com/Fish_Lig...s.html?tc=fish
  7. Hoppy
    01-02-2011 11:35 PM - permalink
    Hoppy
    Two T5NO at 20 inches should be medium light.
  8. b 30g
    01-02-2011 01:02 PM - permalink
    b 30g
    could you tell me what light would this be considered 30 gallon tank 20 inches deep with 2 18 watt t5no sitting right ontop
  9. CichlidsinNFLD
    12-28-2010 01:44 PM - permalink
    CichlidsinNFLD
    Hi Hoppy, I am new to the forum and just posted a discussion for my planted 75 gallon, I have been having some problems with growth and was wondering if you would be able to take a look and provide me with some feedback on lighting? I hear you are the king of lighting planted tanks so any advice you can give me would be great!

    http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/li...ggestions.html
  10. NanoDan
    03-13-2010 05:00 PM - permalink
    NanoDan
    Hoppy, can you tell me when and where the SAPS meetings are? Thanks!

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10-30-2015
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10-27-2015
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