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  1. Hoppy
    05-09-2013 07:33 PM - permalink
    Hoppy
    I'm working on a batch of 6 of those PAR meters, and experimenting with a different design, using the original photodiode in the lux meter. I've been pretty sick over the past 2 weeks, so I'm stalled for now, but I should have some PAR meters ready in a week or so. I added your name to my list of people wanting one, and will PM you when I have some to sell.
  2. Rlman41299
    05-09-2013 07:07 PM - permalink
    Rlman41299
    Hello. I was wondering if you have a will have more par meter for sale later on. A member o this forum recommended you, his name is Eugene. And he bought a par meter from you before. Please do let me know for i am interested in purchasing one. Thank you.

    Ryan
  3. Hoppy
    05-05-2013 04:35 AM - permalink
    Hoppy
    I have bought LEDs from DealExtreme about 4 times, as I recall, and they have always delivered what I ordered, in a reasonable time. I have no questions about their legitimacy at all.
  4. marlon12
    05-03-2013 10:32 AM - permalink
    marlon12
    hey hoppy
    i am Marlon and i have just joined the plantedtank . i am from india ans also a member of iah indian aquarium hobbyist ... i wantedto ask you as i have seen you mention dealxtreme on one of your threads .. i went on the website and they have a many LEDS which i would like to use .... i wanted to know whether it is a legit website ,,, if you have used it any time as you are the right person to ask this question as you are very experienced
  5. Hoppy
    03-29-2013 05:28 AM - permalink
    Hoppy
    I would never have even considered trying this until mistergreen posted on his DIY PAR meter. That got me to thinking about it. Then I discovered how cheap lux meters were, and that triggered my drive to convert them to PAR meters.
  6. KingOfTheFeeshes
    03-29-2013 05:11 AM - permalink
    KingOfTheFeeshes
    That's understandable. Hey, anything to get more people cheap PAR meters.
    I would wager you never thought a little research on PAR would have led to all this, though, huh?
  7. Hoppy
    03-28-2013 07:23 PM - permalink
    Hoppy
    One more thing, I can't afford to buy large quantities of parts, so I can only make about 5 at a time, using the money I get from selling the last batch. I will be raising my price a little to make this part go more smoothly.
  8. Hoppy
    03-28-2013 07:22 PM - permalink
    Hoppy
    I am now waiting for a batch of 6 luxmeters to modify - they should arrive tomorrow. After that I will be working on selecting an optimum set of filters to adjust the output as read on the meter so it is reading PAR. Then in 2-3 days I should have at least 5 PAR meters ready to sell. My mechanical design changes have made it much easier to assemble, with only one difficult task - soldering the new cable to the lux meter cable, which has very tiny and brittle wires. I'm not happy with that part, but it may not be something I can make any easier.
  9. KingOfTheFeeshes
    03-28-2013 06:23 PM - permalink
    KingOfTheFeeshes
    I'm sure your absolutely sick of getting PMs about this by now, but how soon do you think that new batch of PAR meters will be done? I'm really interested in getting one, just like half of the members in this forum are... haha.
    I'd also just like to thank you for all of the amazing work you've done with PAR. You've been an amazing help to me personally, and these fish-hobby forums need more people like you!
  10. Hoppy
    03-14-2013 10:24 PM - permalink
    Hoppy
    The light intensity produced by a LED light, with LEDs spread out over the top of the tank, drops roughly proportional to the distance between the light and the substrate. Once the light is about as far from the substrate as its length, the intensity transitions to dropping with the square of that distance.

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02-09-2016
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...
02-07-2016
04:56 AM - Marcel G mentioned Hoppy in post Dosing system: Is it really needed?
...e of hobbyists. Hoppy, my goal with this e...
02-04-2016
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 ...
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Hoppy, yes that is what EI...
02-03-2016
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
02:46 AM - bassbuster23 mentioned Hoppy in post Excel & CO2
... both benefits that Hoppy stated.
11-30-2015
03:26 PM - bassbuster23 mentioned Hoppy in post Cleaning your tank
Hoppy.....will the credit ...
11-19-2015
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...
11-16-2015
12:32 PM - bassbuster23 mentioned Hoppy in post Will this work?
...ssing towards also, Hoppy. Do go ahead - it...
11-12-2015
09:14 PM - thedood mentioned Hoppy in post Types of Metricide
...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...
10-16-2015
01:39 AM - Audionut mentioned Hoppy in post CO2, pH, and dKH question
...is observation from Hoppy. The last paragraph...
10-03-2015
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...

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12-22-2015
09:48 PM - Hoppy quoted max88 in post Read the dosing guide... my head hurts..
I've read this everywhere,...
01:46 AM - burr740 quoted Hoppy in post Miracle Grow Vs. Aquasoil
The original Aquasoil Amaz...
12:02 AM - max88 quoted Hoppy in post Read the dosing guide... my head hurts..
(Don't dose KH2PO4 on the ...
12-21-2015
11:16 PM - reaper7534 quoted Hoppy in post Read the dosing guide... my head hurts..
60~80gal (75 gallons is w...
05:44 AM - redranger quoted Hoppy in post Water changes can kill your fish from ammonia spikes.
When chloramines were firs...
03:31 AM - Hoppy quoted evil nick in post pool sand AND black diamond?
If I swap should black diamond...
12-20-2015
10:31 PM - redranger quoted Hoppy in post Water changes can kill your fish from ammonia spikes.
Many, many people have bee...
03:09 PM - Hoppy quoted JuanPeces1508 in post Marsilea Hirsuta
any light will grow plants as long...
12-18-2015
03:06 AM - cjp999 quoted Hoppy in post Miracle Grow Vs. Aquasoil
...And, Amano recommended ...
12-16-2015
06:22 PM - hachi quoted Hoppy in post Excellent List of Low Light Plants
The list should be seen as...
12-15-2015
10:48 PM - sohankpatel quoted Hoppy in post Should I be worried?
When doing a blackout you ...
12:11 AM - Nlewis quoted Hoppy in post Miracle Grow Vs. Aquasoil
ADA Aquasoil Amazona is pr...
12-12-2015
05:07 PM - Hoppy quoted alexk3954 in post Setting up a low tech tank, would like some feedback
Thanks for the reply Hoppy. I ...
06:46 AM - kevmo911 quoted Hoppy in post Light recommendations
...ntensity for that. Hoppy, how do you figure t...
12-04-2015
01:44 AM - Hoppy quoted Zorfox in post Confused about the non Co2 method
Here is the most important ...
01:34 AM - Hoppy quoted thatg33kgirl in post Free Plants in Sacramento
If you need to thin down again in...
12-02-2015
08:39 PM - Pocky quoted Hoppy in post How to test if cycle is done when dosing potassium nitrate?
Oh I forgot I also have St...
11-30-2015
10:09 PM - Hoppy quoted bassbuster23 in post Cleaning your tank
Hoppy.....will the credit card wo...
11-29-2015
11:07 PM - Timmy!! quoted Hoppy in post Cleaning your tank
A credit card works great ...
11-26-2015
04:26 PM - masoudj021 quoted Hoppy in post Help with Algae
I would fill the tank the ...

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