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Forum: Algae Yesterday, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Hoppy
A pH controller turns on the CO2 when the pH is...

A pH controller turns on the CO2 when the pH is above the set point and turns it off when the pH is at the set point. So, if the controller is doing anything at all, other than being a back-up, your...
Forum: Algae Yesterday, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By Hoppy
I have my 65 gallon tank at about 35 PAR, and I...

I have my 65 gallon tank at about 35 PAR, and I use Excel, dosed daily at 2 ml per 10 gallons of water. That has pretty well been an algae-free setup, but as others noted, you do have to limit the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Yesterday, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 231
Posted By Hoppy
The best, most natural buffer in an aquarium is...

The best, most natural buffer in an aquarium is the KH and CO2 in the water. That combination is a buffer, which maintains the pH at a value determined by how much KH and how much dissolved CO2 is...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Yesterday, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 224
Posted By Hoppy
It is the combination of KH and CO2 in the water...

It is the combination of KH and CO2 in the water that buffers against pH swings. The pH that is being held constant by that buffer is determined by how much KH and how much dissolved CO2 is in the...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Yesterday, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 100
Posted By Hoppy
Baking powder, as shown in that photo, should not...

Baking powder, as shown in that photo, should not be used in an aquarium. It is not sodium bicarbonate - it contains some sodium bicarbonate, but also contains other ingredients. Baking Soda,...
Forum: Low Tech Forum Yesterday, 02:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By Hoppy
What wattage are the CFL bulbs? (Not the wattage...

What wattage are the CFL bulbs? (Not the wattage they are equivalent to, but the actual wattage) How tall is the tank?
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-20-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
Posted By Hoppy
It can be interesting to study the effects of...

It can be interesting to study the effects of various shortages of specific nutrients, but if you are primarily interested in the tank as a whole you will do best by dosing fertilizers per a method...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-18-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 484
Posted By Hoppy
It is much more likely that tap water will be...

It is much more likely that tap water will be deficient in magnesium than calcium, so I see nothing wrong with just dosing as you are, but I wouldn't try to raise the GH that much. Perhaps another...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-18-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By Hoppy
Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate, not calcium...

Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate, not calcium bicarbonate. And, I agree with jrill about how cheap the chemicals are. I found that epsom salts were more expensive per pound than the same stuff...
Forum: Plants 01-18-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By Hoppy
My Staurogyne repens is growing in a 65 gallon...

My Staurogyne repens is growing in a 65 gallon tank, with a 36 inch Finnex planted + light about 3 inches above the tank. I have about 3 year old ADA Aquasoil as a substrate, and dose twice the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 01-18-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By Hoppy
I would start with baking soda/water soaking to...

I would start with baking soda/water soaking to try to neutralize the remaining acetic acid. Then I would rinse well and use bleach/water.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-17-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By Hoppy
Filters do two things: they remove particulates...

Filters do two things: they remove particulates so the water can be very clear, and they provide living space for favorable bacteria which convert ammonia through a two step process to nitrates. ...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-13-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 214
Posted By Hoppy
The pH is always a result of something else. It...

The pH is always a result of something else. It is not a primary parameter. If you add an acid to your water the pH will drop. If you add an alkaline substance the pH will rise. If the acid or...
Forum: Lighting 01-12-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 152,356
Posted By Hoppy
PAR is the light intensity in the 400-700 nm...

PAR is the light intensity in the 400-700 nm spectral range. PUR is the same thing except adjusted to give more weight to the intensity in the ranges of the spectrum that correspond to that which...
Forum: Lighting 01-12-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By Hoppy
If you use 3 light fixtures on a 18 inch front to...

If you use 3 light fixtures on a 18 inch front to back tank, they will probably be separated by 6 inches at most. That means the light from the 3 rows will be a little lower than the total from the...
Forum: Lighting 01-12-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By Hoppy
With the light sitting on legs, on top of the...

With the light sitting on legs, on top of the tank, there isn't enough spread of the light to get by very well without using a 48 inch long light fixture. So, you need a 48 inch light. Assuming the...
Forum: Lighting 01-12-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By Hoppy
One thing we all have to do is pick an...

One thing we all have to do is pick an appropriate light or lights for whatever tank we are setting up, depending on how much maintenance we are willing to do, and whether or not we plan to use CO2. ...
Forum: DIY 01-09-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,410
Posted By Hoppy
Yes, I sold a few of them. But, then I started...

Yes, I sold a few of them. But, then I started getting ready to move to an apartment, with much less room. So, I quit making them. Now I'm back working on this, but since I now have a Finnex ...
Forum: DIY 01-09-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By Hoppy
It isn't a good idea to post the same thing in...

It isn't a good idea to post the same thing in two different forums. By doing that you get some replies in one forum and different replies in the other forum, with no feedback between the two...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 01-09-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 425
Posted By Hoppy
Everything in the tank is going to eventually...

Everything in the tank is going to eventually grow a biofilm on it. Drop checkers are a place for biofilm to grow. We clean the tank inside surfaces weekly +/- so we should expect to have to clean...
Forum: Lighting 01-09-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 118,560
Posted By Hoppy
I used "work lights" from Home Depot, but as far...

I used "work lights" from Home Depot, but as far as I can tell, there aren't any significant differences among the thin aluminum dome type reflectors from various stores. Only the diameter and the...
Forum: Lighting 01-09-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By Hoppy
Sorry, I have been busy and forgot to get back to...

Sorry, I have been busy and forgot to get back to this. Those who have the best success with high light have learned to adjust the CO2 system by observing the plants. They also make sure their...
Forum: Lighting 01-09-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 92
Posted By Hoppy
You probably have around 20-30 PAR. Those bulbs...

You probably have around 20-30 PAR. Those bulbs don't produce nearly as much light when mounted horizontally as they do when mounted vertically, with reasonably good reflectors in each case.
Forum: Low Tech Forum 01-09-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By Hoppy
"Best" has different meanings to different...

"Best" has different meanings to different people. If you just want fast growth, green leaves, and no requirement for CO2, you can't beat Hygrophila polysperma, but that is a noxious weed when it...
Forum: Algae 01-06-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 609
Posted By Hoppy
I had green water a few weeks ago. I did a total...

I had green water a few weeks ago. I did a total blackout for 3 days, with the tank wrapped with black garbage bags, so every part had a double layer of bags over it. When I removed the bags the...
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