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  1. Nazasaki
    05-13-2016 04:46 AM - permalink
    Nazasaki
    Thank you Hoppy. I actually ordered a Current Satellite Plus LED for my tank. It had great reviews and claimed to have 35+ PAR at 12 inches. Should work well for my 29 gallon low tech. I figured the money I would save in bulbs and the efficiency of the fixture would be well worth the cost.
  2. Hoppy
    05-09-2016 05:28 PM - permalink
    Hoppy
    Nazasaki, that light should give you about 40 PAR at 12 inches and 30 PAR at 18 inches. That should work OK for a low light tank. I would use the full spectrum bulb since it has worked for you. The lower PAR will probably slow the growth of the anubias noticeably, but they should still grow well.
  3. Hoppy
    05-09-2016 05:24 PM - permalink
    Hoppy
    gradstudentnerd, sorry to be a bit late, but I don't monitor this section very often. I think you will get around 45 PAR with that light, which is enough to grow carpet plants. They may try to grow higher than you want, but I have read that people do grow carpets with that much light.
  4. Nazasaki
    05-06-2016 02:55 AM - permalink
    Nazasaki
    Thank you for your lighting advice for my low tech 20 long. It's been a month using my single full spectrum T8 and my anubias and marimo are flourishing! I'm ready to move up to a 29 gallon and transfer my plants over (my anubias are a little too tall on the driftwood for the 20L). With this in mind do you belive my t8 will still suffice despite the 6 in height increase? According to your PAR charts I'm okay but I have people recommending T5HO and Planted Plus LED fixtures (way to much light in my opinion!). No CO2 in my tank. Only flourish 3x week.

    If this is the case would it be best to go with a "plant bulb" such as the Aqueon 17 watt Floramax which peaks in all the right spectrums but appears dim to the human eye or stick with my current Aqueon 17watt full spectrum that is the correct spectrum, given me good growth so far but is more "appealing" to us rather than the plants? Thank You!
  5. gradstudentnerd
    05-04-2016 05:25 PM - permalink
    gradstudentnerd
    Hoppy,

    Thanks again for your advice on my lightening situation with my 65 gallon tank. I do have one follow up question to my thread: with my AquaticLife Marquis Freshwater 36 Inch Dual Lamp T5 HO Light Fixture above my tank about two inches - if go pressurized co2 and ei dosing regularly, there should be enough light intensity to the bottom of the substrate to my light, lets say total 24 inches to grow things such as pearl weed right?
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. heel4you
    01-13-2016 06:26 PM - permalink
    heel4you
    Sorry, meant to PM
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

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07-19-2016
11:27 PM - 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
02:05 AM - AWolf mentioned Hoppy in post Anyone aware of par for these?
...D PAR's. Credit to Hoppy. http://www.plantedt...
07-01-2016
03:50 AM - Seattle_Aquarist mentioned Hoppy in post Roy’s Dolomite Adventure
...ything in it. Hi Hoppy, Based upon what ...
06-29-2016
05:50 PM - Seattle_Aquarist mentioned Hoppy in post Roy’s Dolomite Adventure
...wly dissolve. Hi Hoppy, A good question....
06-27-2016
11:36 PM - Seattle_Aquarist mentioned Hoppy in post Roy’s Dolomite Adventure
... be watching. Hi Hoppy, Thank you, I thoug...
06-02-2016
08:30 PM - burr740 mentioned Hoppy in post Using Dolomite
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05-31-2016
02:30 AM - thedood mentioned Hoppy in post Using Dolomite
Hoppy Thanks for the reply...
02:10 AM - thedood mentioned Hoppy in post Using Dolomite
...those. One question Hoppy with his earlier pos...
05-30-2016
10:43 PM - dukydaf mentioned Hoppy in post Another way to use TPT forum
Thanks Hoppy for posting. Anoth...
04:15 PM - thedood mentioned Hoppy in post Using Dolomite
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03:18 PM - thedood mentioned Hoppy in post Using Dolomite
Hoppy You have been doing ...
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.
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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...

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07-23-2016
07:23 PM - Hoppy quoted jrill in post Trying out Citric acid and Baking soda CO2
No Because the syst...
06:40 PM - Hoppy quoted Nordic in post Well water with water softener
I noticed recently at the L...
07-19-2016
01:31 PM - Waterski quoted Hoppy in post issues getting drop checker green
The larger the diameter of...
01:12 AM - Hoppy quoted Waterski in post issues getting drop checker green
I had the same issue. I had t...
07-17-2016
05:26 PM - VinceIII quoted Hoppy in post Why is my pH rising?
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07-14-2016
11:57 PM - VinceIII quoted Hoppy in post Why is my pH rising?
No, mixing pH 7.5 water wi...
05:11 PM - Hoppy quoted VinceIII in post Why is my pH rising?
I thought it was odd that the...
07-12-2016
09:39 PM - MtAnimals quoted Hoppy in post Stand strength
Please do! It is always i...
09:07 PM - Hoppy quoted Olskule in post Stand strength
... and tank setup. Olskule Please do! It is...
07-07-2016
02:20 PM - houseofcards quoted Hoppy in post CO2 - How much is needed?
Yes, although I can't link...
05:53 AM - StrungOut quoted Hoppy in post CO2 - How much is needed?
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01:16 AM - Hoppy quoted houseofcards in post CO2 - How much is needed?
Has anybody actually setup two id...
01:11 AM - Hoppy quoted StrungOut in post CO2 - How much is needed?
Hi Hoppy, I know that a 4.0 d...
01:03 AM - Hoppy quoted Seattle_Aquarist in post CO2 - How much is needed?
Hi Hoppy, I know that a 4.0 dKH indi...
07-06-2016
05:28 AM - dukydaf quoted Hoppy in post CO2 - How much is needed?
...ve. All the respect Hoppy for your experience,...
07-05-2016
11:21 PM - Seattle_Aquarist quoted Hoppy in post CO2 - How much is needed?
...0 ppm of CO2. Hi Hoppy, I know that a 4....
07-04-2016
06:57 PM - Padres1234 quoted Hoppy in post Is this Algae?
That looks like Riccia, wh...
12:43 AM - Hoppy quoted Olskule in post Cleaning Water with Ultrasound
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07-02-2016
12:45 AM - PortalMasteryRy quoted Hoppy in post Excessive CO2 Symptoms
I don't think this is corr...
07-01-2016
07:11 PM - Hoppy quoted PortalMasteryRy in post Excessive CO2 Symptoms
If you want to prevent any O2 issues...

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