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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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08-24-2016
02:01 AM - Maryland Guppy mentioned Hoppy in post Newbie in search of help.
AbbeysDad and Hoppy both have great answ...
08-23-2016
09:30 PM - Seattle_Aquarist mentioned Hoppy in post Aquatek Regulator Replacement??!!
...e Thanks to an old Hoppy post: With 1/8 inch ...
08-20-2016
09:13 AM - OVT mentioned Hoppy in post High pH out of tap, decreases with time
Hoppy is right on the mone...
08-19-2016
04:13 AM - K1963158 mentioned Hoppy in post Low light - with C02
...quate growth. Hoppy: I will for sure u...
07-20-2016
12:27 AM - dukydaf mentioned Hoppy in post What color filter to minimize green spot algae?
...d light output ? Hoppy that would be a grea...
07-03-2016
03:05 AM - AWolf mentioned Hoppy in post Anyone aware of par for these?
...D PAR's. Credit to Hoppy. http://www.plantedt...
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
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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...

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12-27-2016
12:53 AM - Hoppy quoted AbbeysDad in post DIY CO2 Experiment
Update: After a time I began s...
12:47 AM - bbroush quoted Hoppy in post Black diamond blasting sand?
Yes, I used it once as a t...
12:44 AM - Hoppy quoted Paul1307 in post Black diamond blasting sand?
I'd be curious: has anyone co...
12-11-2016
02:44 AM - Bananableps quoted Hoppy in post adding soil to established tank
I read that you could wrap...
12-07-2016
03:58 AM - Hoppy quoted houseofcards in post Should I add CO2 to my tank
The vast majority of people espec...
12-05-2016
02:29 PM - houseofcards quoted Hoppy in post Should I add CO2 to my tank
I disagree! My tank is a ...
05:36 AM - Hoppy quoted houseofcards in post Should I add CO2 to my tank
BTW the OP has a 70G. Doing DIY ...
12-01-2016
04:51 PM - ArchimedesTheDog quoted Hoppy in post Apartment/other landlord tank limits?
...the move goes well, Hoppy! Looking forward to ...
04:48 PM - Econde quoted Hoppy in post Apartment/other landlord tank limits?
This has been my experienc...
04:35 PM - Hoppy quoted Econde in post Apartment/other landlord tank limits?
I got lucky with my landlor...
05:38 AM - Hoppy quoted Sean W. in post Lux Meter
bahaha thats like 4 lifetime...
11-29-2016
10:16 PM - DaveK quoted Hoppy in post What do i need for Co2? PLZ HELP
...in addition to what Hoppy told you, adding pre...
10:01 PM - BettaBettas quoted Hoppy in post What do i need for Co2? PLZ HELP
Back to the beginning: Wh...
09:03 PM - joebob296 quoted Hoppy in post Lux Meter
Divide the lux by 70 and y...
07:30 PM - Hoppy quoted RaphK in post Reality check please: Is my tank just to tall?
A lot of stem plants actua...
11-28-2016
06:32 PM - Hoppy quoted JohnsTank in post Reality check please: Is my tank just to tall?
.... Most of the commercially ...
11-27-2016
03:58 AM - Tanks! quoted Hoppy in post 60" 120 high tech community planted tank journal
...o live with. Hey Hoppy! My drop checker ...
11-26-2016
03:45 AM - Fissure quoted Hoppy in post EI and the importance of the "rest day"
That's why I dose right af...
03:39 AM - Nlewis quoted Hoppy in post EI and the importance of the "rest day"
That's why I dose right af...
03:30 AM - Hoppy quoted Nlewis in post EI and the importance of the "rest day"
I'm in no way trying to con...

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