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  1. KingOfTheFeeshes
    03-29-2013 04:11 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?
  2. Hoppy
    03-28-2013 06:23 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.
  3. Hoppy
    03-28-2013 06:22 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.
  4. KingOfTheFeeshes
    03-28-2013 05:23 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!
  5. Hoppy
    03-14-2013 09:24 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.
  6. mmorales
    03-14-2013 12:46 PM - permalink
    mmorales
    Ok, thanks Hoppy! I had asked a question on the San Antonio Aquatic Plant club Facebook page, regarding how much extra light I need to plan for if I want to suspend an LED fixture over my 20L instead of having it rest on the tank. Some have said that the fixture may produce too much light for such a shallow tank, so I may raise it up a few inches, and thought I would see if there is any formula for how much the light diminishes per inch raised. If you know of any article on that topic, please send me a link; but otherwise, thanks and have a great week! Neat drawer slide apparatus, by the way.
  7. Hoppy
    03-13-2013 07:48 PM - permalink
    Hoppy
    mmorales, I'm not sure what post you are referring to. My last post on the subject was about using drawer slides to suspend the light. It is here: http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...119&highlight= This is how my light is now suspended, and it is working great.
  8. Hoppy
    03-13-2013 07:46 PM - permalink
    Hoppy
    spidangular, that is a very interesting idea, but I think I will leave it to some one with a better sense of comedy to do it.
  9. mmorales
    03-13-2013 06:10 PM - permalink
    mmorales
    Hi Hoppy; someone recommended that I read your post about suspending lighting over a planted tank, but I can't seem to find your previous post on that topic. Any chance you can give me a link? I'm trying to study up for my first planted tank (just a 20L). Thanks so much!
  10. spidangular
    03-13-2013 02:08 PM - permalink
    spidangular
    I had an idea for a fish parody, but I'm not skilled enough do it right, so
    I invite you to take over. We do things to encourage fish to spawn and reproduce, as if we really know what turns them on. Make a guide that a superior species would come up with if they were trying to get their pet humans to mate and raise their young in captivity.... 'Provide many suitable males, who will complete.. removing all but the one that was selected. .. mating usually occurs at night. .. allow the parents to raise their young. ..' there are a lot of little details that could be added ad far as setting the mood, feeding before lights out,etc. Please message me if you ever take this on. Thanks

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02-27-2016
10:48 PM - thedood mentioned Hoppy in post CO2 from air... hear me out.
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02-24-2016
10:03 PM - thedood mentioned Hoppy in post What to Do With Pretzel Jugs?
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02-20-2016
07:43 PM - heel4you mentioned Hoppy in post Fertilizing a 65 Gal low-medium light tank
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02-17-2016
08:55 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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02-07-2016
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02-04-2016
07:59 AM - Audionut mentioned Hoppy in post High nutrients promote algae growth and are toxic to aquatic life
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02-03-2016
11:56 PM - Audionut mentioned Hoppy in post High nutrients promote algae growth and are toxic to aquatic life
Hoppy, yes that is what EI...
10:19 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
01:46 AM - bassbuster23 mentioned Hoppy in post Excel & CO2
... both benefits that Hoppy stated.
11-30-2015
02:26 PM - bassbuster23 mentioned Hoppy in post Cleaning your tank
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11-19-2015
04:27 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
11:32 AM - bassbuster23 mentioned Hoppy in post Will this work?
...ssing towards also, Hoppy. Do go ahead - it...
11-12-2015
08:14 PM - thedood mentioned Hoppy in post Types of Metricide
...my question. Thanks Hoppy and bassbuster23
10-30-2015
02:04 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
12:39 AM - Audionut mentioned Hoppy in post CO2, pH, and dKH question
...is observation from Hoppy. The last paragraph...
10-03-2015
01:32 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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04-02-2016
06:26 PM - sleevedbiker quoted Hoppy in post Some Ideas
Move the white feature roc...
05:03 AM - SpaceLord quoted Hoppy in post IRON FISH vs Seachem Flourish Iron. What better Iron supplement for planted tank?
People who have studied ch...
04:04 AM - Hoppy quoted SpaceLord in post IRON FISH vs Seachem Flourish Iron. What better Iron supplement for planted tank?
A charity being a scam! Blasph...
03:55 AM - Hoppy quoted mossback in post High CEC Substrate worse than low CEC inert? Cation Exchange Capacity
The existence of high-CEC cla...
02:41 AM - SpaceLord quoted Hoppy in post IRON FISH vs Seachem Flourish Iron. What better Iron supplement for planted tank?
Iron is an element, neithe...
01:38 AM - mossback quoted Hoppy in post High CEC Substrate worse than low CEC inert? Cation Exchange Capacity
CEC is "cation exchange ca...
04-01-2016
04:37 PM - gaga43 quoted Hoppy in post Using enough light?!
You probably have 50-55 PA...
03:30 PM - Hoppy quoted Brainove in post Question on 20g light schedule + fertilizer
It's 24 inches long, 15.5 inc...
01:17 PM - Brainove quoted Hoppy in post Question on 20g light schedule + fertilizer
The two standard 20 gallon...
12:02 AM - Hoppy quoted SpaceLord in post IRON FISH vs Seachem Flourish Iron. What better Iron supplement for planted tank?
I like the idea of adding some...
03-30-2016
04:06 AM - jeffkrol quoted Hoppy in post Suggested Lighting
Finnex StingRay lights are...
01:46 AM - SpaceLord quoted Hoppy in post Cast Iron pan in Aquarium for IRON trace fertilizer for plants?
Should we trade our favori...
03-29-2016
10:52 PM - SpaceLord quoted Hoppy in post Cast Iron pan in Aquarium for IRON trace fertilizer for plants?
Should we trade our favori...
03-28-2016
09:42 PM - Qwedfg quoted Hoppy in post A question regarding CO2 regulator valve sensitivity
A good needle valve is the...
08:43 PM - GrampsGrunge quoted Hoppy in post First Layer Pure Laterite Aquarium Plant Substrate What is it and is it worth it?
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08:29 PM - Hoppy quoted greenrose in post Upgrade lighting or wait it out?
Hi there--thanks for your inpu...
05:11 PM - ichy quoted Hoppy in post Inline atomizer mod
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05:08 PM - ichy quoted Hoppy in post A question regarding CO2 regulator valve sensitivity
A good needle valve is the...
04:38 PM - Nordic quoted Hoppy in post Cast Iron pan in Aquarium for IRON trace fertilizer for plants?
I think George Washington ...
04:30 PM - Hoppy quoted SpaceLord in post Cast Iron pan in Aquarium for IRON trace fertilizer for plants?
Dude, its 2016 not 1776 . I ha...

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