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  1. Hoppy
    02-01-2016 03:21 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 04:28 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 06:26 PM - permalink
    heel4you
    Sorry, meant to PM
  4. CallMeJay
    09-09-2015 12:14 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 01:17 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 04:56 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 01:04 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 12:27 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 07:24 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 05:18 AM - permalink
    chouavue
    sorry i mean magnesium...lol

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04-29-2016
02:56 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
03:59 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
08:20 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
06:15 PM - dukydaf mentioned Hoppy in post Activated carbon or no?
...nd you will see how Hoppy is right. Because th...
02-28-2016
01:45 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
10:48 PM - thedood mentioned Hoppy in post CO2 from air... hear me out.
Hoppy, What is the theory ...
02-24-2016
10:03 PM - thedood mentioned Hoppy in post What to Do With Pretzel Jugs?
...k for that purpose, Hoppy made some good point...
02-20-2016
07:43 PM - heel4you mentioned Hoppy in post Fertilizing a 65 Gal low-medium light tank
Hoppy Let me know what yo...
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
...ferts is relevant. Hoppy was merely pointing ...
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

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05-01-2016
08:30 AM - xquisit quoted Hoppy in post Water testing
...d one too so I took Hoppy's recommendation. ...
04-30-2016
07:32 PM - Hoppy quoted MCSLABS in post pH way too low?
RO water has very low minera...
06:51 PM - Hoppy quoted jaliberti in post Meaning behind "poor water quality"
i recently posted re "poor wat...
04-29-2016
01:28 PM - fredfish quoted Hoppy in post is this start of BBA? or a deficiency?
Most of the leaves it is g...
04-28-2016
11:57 PM - thedood quoted Hoppy in post DIY Hood using Philips T2, 6500K 1600 Lumen CFL 23 watt bulbs
Your light uses 184 watts ...
03:41 AM - mistergreen quoted Hoppy in post Out of the tap, your city water?
Water companies add chemic...
04-27-2016
05:17 PM - vincel892 quoted Hoppy in post Carbon filter in place of Prime for water changes
Carbon filters remove chlo...
04-26-2016
07:05 PM - Hoppy quoted micheljq in post Advice on plants for deep 65 gallon planted aquarium
Tank is 25" high with dual T5...
04-25-2016
04:43 PM - MCSLABS quoted Hoppy in post Let's talk PAR vs Lumans vs WPG
You can double the light f...
04-18-2016
06:33 PM - Greggz quoted Hoppy in post placement of drop checker
...or so. Agree with Hoppy above. Any of the me...
05:08 AM - WhiteRaven quoted Hoppy in post placement of drop checker
Once the drop checker flui...
04-17-2016
03:12 PM - theatermusic87 quoted Hoppy in post Planted+ dimmer (warranty voiding, picture heavy)
It has been about a year s...
02:55 PM - Immortal1 quoted Hoppy in post Planted+ dimmer (warranty voiding, picture heavy)
It has been about a year s...
04-06-2016
04:47 PM - Hoppy quoted ericwithac in post I have no idea about lighting, please help me.
As far as BBA, ive recently dis...
04-05-2016
07:19 PM - Pattern8 quoted Hoppy in post Buffering RODI for top off a must???
Except for Excel, you can ...
04-03-2016
03:47 PM - Hoppy quoted SpaceLord in post IRON FISH vs Seachem Flourish Iron. What better Iron supplement for planted tank?
So, if you are looking to purc...
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...

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