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  1. Hoppy
    02-01-2016 04:21 AM - permalink
    Hoppy
    Miles, I can't tell from what you wrote, how much light you have. What is the height of your tank, and how far is the light from the substrate? How long is the tank? I also don't know what plants you have, so I don't know how much light you should have to make them grow.

    Shrimp can be very sensitive to CO2 in the water. It isn't the pH that causes problems for them, but the CO2 itself. As I recall, people with other than cherry shrimp or equally hardy shrimp do not try to use high light, and do not try to use a lot of CO2. The fact that you have BBA means you probably have too little CO2 in the water for the amount of light you have. You could either reduce the light intensity or use more CO2, but using more CO2 would be a problem for the shrimp. So, first let's try to determine how much light you have.
  2. MilesJT
    01-30-2016 05:28 PM - permalink
    MilesJT
    Hi, there... my name is Miles. Since to meet you.

    Could you please check image files...
    I try to message but it's too long and it won't let me send.https://www.dropbox.com/s/f90bh2rvvv...ment1.jpg?dl=0
  3. heel4you
    01-13-2016 07:26 PM - permalink
    heel4you
    Sorry, meant to PM
  4. CallMeJay
    09-09-2015 01:14 AM - permalink
    CallMeJay
    Hi Hoppy,
    Can you help me to answer this question?

    http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...t=#post8295505

    Regards.
  5. chouavue
    06-11-2015 02:17 PM - permalink
    chouavue
    thanks hoppy! your wisdom is helping me get back on my feet with my iwagumi tank. i just read your par/watt http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=184368 and i found myself with way too much light for the cfl bulb graph. (17.1 mr aqua, dhg, hc plants, lights will be 13 inches from the substrate, pressurized co2, ei dosing) I'm assuming that this fixture which is rated at 13watts max cfl (2 of them should be more than enough to suffice about probably 90-100 par which is high lighting according to you. Going to 23 watted bulbs 13 inches would of put me close to 200 par which is doable but im pretty sure alot more maintenance etc..so with this set up i have would you think 2 13 watt cfl's 13 inches would be more than enough. thank hoppy i appreciate your wisdom.
  6. Hoppy
    06-11-2015 05:56 AM - permalink
    Hoppy
    There really isn't a unique answer to the question about how high a wattage you can use in a fixture that is labeled as a 40 watt max fixture. If the fixture was made to be used with CFL bulbs, it may be labeled based on the "equivalent to" wattages of CFL bulbs. Or, if it is made to be used with any type of bulb, it would probably be rated based on the maximum current and the maximum heat load from the bulb, so the 40 watts would mean 40 real watts, not "equivalent to" watts. When I used CFL bulbs I always used sockets and wiring that were rated for real watts, and it is still possible that all fixtures are rated for real watts. A good way to decide would be, for a commercially available light fixture, to see what specific bulbs are recommended to be used - CFL bulbs or some other kind of bulb. If it is CFL bulbs I would assume "watts" means "equivalent watts", but if it is other bulbs, such as incandescent bulbs, I would assume "watts" mean real watts.
  7. chouavue
    06-11-2015 02:04 AM - permalink
    chouavue
    hoppy...if i may have one more question for you since you are good with lights... i have a 40 watt max fixture(but for some reason it says to only use 13 watt cfl) I can actually go to say..... a 26 watt cfl and still be safe right? I plan on putting 2 of those on my 17 gallon carpeted mr aqua tank. what do you think. thanks
  8. chouavue
    06-09-2015 01:27 AM - permalink
    chouavue
    thanks hoppy...I decided to get into this hobby again after seeing everyone's tanks..i failed before with cyano bacteria and had a newborn so was scared of him bumping the co2 tank over or something.. this time..lots of plants co2 lesser light and non limiting ferts for my iwagumi (hc and dwarf hair grass) *cross fingers*
  9. Hoppy
    06-08-2015 08:24 PM - permalink
    Hoppy
    It does look like you have plenty of magnesium in your tap water, so no GH booster is needed.
  10. chouavue
    06-08-2015 06:18 AM - permalink
    chouavue
    sorry i mean magnesium...lol

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07-01-2016
04:50 AM - Seattle_Aquarist mentioned Hoppy in post Roy’s Dolomite Adventure
...ything in it. Hi Hoppy, Based upon what ...
06-29-2016
06:50 PM - Seattle_Aquarist mentioned Hoppy in post Roy’s Dolomite Adventure
...wly dissolve. Hi Hoppy, A good question....
06-28-2016
12:36 AM - Seattle_Aquarist mentioned Hoppy in post Roy’s Dolomite Adventure
... be watching. Hi Hoppy, Thank you, I thoug...
06-02-2016
09:30 PM - burr740 mentioned Hoppy in post Using Dolomite
Hoppy cant find your post ...
05-31-2016
03:30 AM - thedood mentioned Hoppy in post Using Dolomite
Hoppy Thanks for the reply...
03:10 AM - thedood mentioned Hoppy in post Using Dolomite
...those. One question Hoppy with his earlier pos...
05-30-2016
11:43 PM - dukydaf mentioned Hoppy in post Another way to use TPT forum
Thanks Hoppy for posting. Anoth...
05:15 PM - thedood mentioned Hoppy in post Using Dolomite
Hoppy Thanks for the answe...
04:18 PM - thedood mentioned Hoppy in post Using Dolomite
Hoppy You have been doing ...
04-29-2016
03:56 AM - thedood mentioned Hoppy in post DIY Hood using Philips T2, 6500K 1600 Lumen CFL 23 watt bulbs
...hink the suggestion Hoppy is making will focus...
04-13-2016
04:59 AM - burr740 mentioned Hoppy in post How to DIM T5HO bulbs? Light is too bright
...pretty good. Iirc Hoppy (I think?) did a tes...
03-04-2016
09:20 AM - WaterLife mentioned Hoppy in post Members who've made Significant Contributions/Discoveries/Inventions to the Trade?
... them. Very sorry Hoppy Zapins I know you h...
03-01-2016
07:15 PM - dukydaf mentioned Hoppy in post Activated carbon or no?
...nd you will see how Hoppy is right. Because th...
02-28-2016
02:45 PM - lksdrinker mentioned Hoppy in post Total Noob to CO2, need help!
...ly. Or as noted by Hoppy you may have damaged...
02-27-2016
11:48 PM - thedood mentioned Hoppy in post CO2 from air... hear me out.
Hoppy, What is the theory ...
02-24-2016
11:03 PM - thedood mentioned Hoppy in post What to Do With Pretzel Jugs?
...k for that purpose, Hoppy made some good point...
02-20-2016
08:43 PM - heel4you mentioned Hoppy in post Fertilizing a 65 Gal low-medium light tank
Hoppy Let me know what yo...
02-17-2016
09:55 AM - dukydaf mentioned Hoppy in post High nutrients promote algae growth and are toxic to aquatic life
... I agree with you Hoppy. Just to add that of...
02-09-2016
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11-21-2016
03:39 AM - cooledwhip quoted Hoppy in post How do CO2 reactors work? What's the point?
That doesn't solve the pro...
03:15 AM - Nlewis quoted Hoppy in post EI and the importance of the "rest day"
Why worry about whether or...
03:11 AM - Hoppy quoted cooledwhip in post How do CO2 reactors work? What's the point?
Yeah I meant that sorry. Not a ...
02:58 AM - jumpzakjump quoted Hoppy in post Is this algae?
...or so bulb? Thanks hoppy! I can do that. It's...
11-18-2016
01:58 AM - Hoppy quoted PortalMasteryRy in post Getting discouraged and confused... CO2 help?
My 2c: 1. Get rid of the drop che...
11-13-2016
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11-11-2016
09:16 AM - irishspy quoted Hoppy in post Check valves on a CO2 system?
...ic Corp. Thanks, Hoppy!
01:27 AM - aqbii quoted Hoppy in post BBA - How to dial in CO2. Help needed.
... substrate? Thanks Hoppy. I'm using ADA Gran...
11-10-2016
09:16 PM - Kurama21 quoted Hoppy in post BBA - How to dial in CO2. Help needed.
Always look at how much li...
05:07 PM - Watercrayfish quoted Hoppy in post Struggle with CO2 /Light Balance
A 20L tank is only about 1...
04:28 PM - Hoppy quoted Watercrayfish in post Struggle with CO2 /Light Balance
Absolutely right, I can see that v...
03:43 AM - Hoppy quoted Watercrayfish in post Struggle with CO2 /Light Balance
I saw this, it reminds me the "Bre...
11-09-2016
02:58 AM - Tanks! quoted Hoppy in post Are all drop checkers the same? I'm confused!
The liquid in the drop che...
11-08-2016
08:29 PM - Tanks! quoted Hoppy in post Are all drop checkers the same? I'm confused!
...hanks for the info, Hoppy.)
03:13 AM - JohnsTank quoted Hoppy in post What is wrong with this plant?
What size tank, what subst...
11-07-2016
12:59 AM - John Wong quoted Hoppy in post Help, need a solution. Extreme microbubbles during water change
I find it very hard to bel...
11-04-2016
12:20 AM - JohnsTank quoted Hoppy in post Are all drop checkers the same? I'm confused!
You reduced the pH by 0.7....
11-03-2016
08:55 PM - huhu89151734 quoted Hoppy in post ah suppy
Genetic modifications have...

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