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  1. MaStErFiShKeEps
    01-23-2011 04:21 AM - permalink
    Okay Thanks so much
  2. Hoppy
    01-23-2011 04:20 AM - permalink
    "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.
  3. MaStErFiShKeEps
    01-23-2011 04:15 AM - permalink
    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.?
  4. Hoppy
    01-14-2011 12:27 AM - permalink
    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.
  5. night9eyes
    01-13-2011 08:41 PM - permalink
    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.
  6. Hoppy
    01-03-2011 12:35 AM - permalink
    Two T5NO at 20 inches should be medium light.
  7. b 30g
    01-02-2011 02:02 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
  8. CichlidsinNFLD
    12-28-2010 02:44 PM - permalink
    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!
  9. NanoDan
    03-13-2010 06:00 PM - permalink
    Hoppy, can you tell me when and where the SAPS meetings are? Thanks!
  10. three105
    02-01-2010 01:07 AM - permalink
    hey man, take a look at my new post under fertilizer section... could use some help.

    Thanks, Three

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04:25 AM - PortalMasteryRy mentioned Hoppy in post Nutritional requirements of aquarium plants
...o lower levels. Hoppy: You live so close t...
03:32 AM - PortalMasteryRy mentioned Hoppy in post Nutritional requirements of aquarium plants
Hoppy: I've actually reset...
04:56 AM - Marcel G mentioned Hoppy in post Dosing system: Is it really needed?
...e of hobbyists. Hoppy, my goal with this e...
08:59 AM - Audionut mentioned Hoppy in post High nutrients promote algae growth and are toxic to aquatic life
...ferts is relevant. Hoppy was merely pointing ...
12:56 AM - Audionut mentioned Hoppy in post High nutrients promote algae growth and are toxic to aquatic life
Hoppy, yes that is what EI...
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 ...
02:46 AM - bassbuster23 mentioned Hoppy in post Excel & CO2
... both benefits that Hoppy stated.
03:26 PM - bassbuster23 mentioned Hoppy in post Cleaning your tank
Hoppy.....will the credit ...
05:27 AM - Nick00Merlin mentioned Hoppy in post 125H Gallon First Time Live Plant Project (Lots Of Pictures)
...resting experience. Hoppy has a lot of good in...
12:32 PM - bassbuster23 mentioned Hoppy in post Will this work?
...ssing towards also, Hoppy. Do go ahead - it...
09:14 PM - thedood mentioned Hoppy in post Types of Metricide question. Thanks Hoppy and bassbuster23
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...
01:39 AM - Audionut mentioned Hoppy in post CO2, pH, and dKH question observation from Hoppy. The last paragraph...
02:32 AM - burr740 mentioned Hoppy in post Lighting an Aquarium with PAR instead of Watts
...hat one was made by Hoppy (thanks again man, i...


10:43 PM - Hoppy quoted i4x4nMore in post PAR Data-Spiral Power Saver Bulbs, lighting question
jraculya,If you can track down...
10:37 PM - Hoppy quoted Mytkobun in post Sacramento Area LFS
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02:59 PM - Maryland Guppy quoted Hoppy in post How To Test CO2
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05:31 AM - Hoppy quoted jraculya in post PAR Data-Spiral Power Saver Bulbs, lighting question
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05:15 AM - Hoppy quoted Sergeant Dude in post Water changes. How is filling your tank with a hose possible without death to Fish?
Chloramine isn't nearly as toxic a...
12:57 AM - Argus quoted Hoppy in post Top off water
Has anyone ever run into p...
12:30 AM - quiquik quoted Hoppy in post Top off water
...ersely affected. No Hoppy I have not had any p...

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