The Planted Tank Forum - Search Results
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 250
Search took 0.20 seconds.
Search: Keyword(s): ; Posts Made By: Hoppy
Forum: Low Tech Forum Today, 01:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 115
Posted By Hoppy
A Marineland double bright 24 inch long light...

A Marineland double bright 24 inch long light would give you around 30PAR which is ideal for a low light/low tech tank. A Finnex Fugeray would give around 45 PAR, which is too much for a low light...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Today, 01:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 74
Posted By Hoppy
If you want to switch to the EI method, you wont...

If you want to switch to the EI method, you wont be concerned with exact amounts of each of the fertilizers. When you aim at specific goals for each fertilizer concentration in the tank water you...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Today, 01:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 213
Posted By Hoppy
It has been demonstrated repeatedly, by many...

It has been demonstrated repeatedly, by many people, that high nitrate levels don't lead to algae problems, nor do high phosphate levels. That is why the EI method works so reliably.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Today, 01:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By Hoppy
The thing that is in least supply for the plants...

The thing that is in least supply for the plants is what will limit the plants growth rate. That can be light, which is the best way to limit the growth, or it can be CO2, which is the most likely...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters Today, 01:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 368
Posted By Hoppy
One fertilizing method that works every time is...

One fertilizing method that works every time is the EI method, described in http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=21944 This may or may not be the very best method, but it works very...
Forum: Algae Today, 01:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 209
Posted By Hoppy
When you introduce the CO2 into the water in the...

When you introduce the CO2 into the water in the HOB filter, that water then falls into the tank water and that acts to encourage the CO2 to diffuse back into the air. The best place for CO2 rich...
Forum: Algae Yesterday, 04:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 209
Posted By Hoppy
You have high light, around 70-90 PAR, but you...

You have high light, around 70-90 PAR, but you have minimal CO2 in the water because the method you are using to diffuse it into the water causes most of it to quickly outgas. You also don't seem...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-27-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 226
Posted By Hoppy
If you have growing plants in an aquarium, and a...

If you have growing plants in an aquarium, and a light load of fish, it isn't necessary to do anything to cycle the tank. Cycling is a natural process that occurs whenever there is any ammonia in...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-27-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 213
Posted By Hoppy
Unless you calibrate your nitrate test kit there...

Unless you calibrate your nitrate test kit there is no way you can know how much nitrate is in the water. If I was you I would just ignore the nitrates, dose according to the EI tables, adjusted for...
Forum: Algae 07-27-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 226
Posted By Hoppy
Because both of those bulbs extend way out of the...

Because both of those bulbs extend way out of the reflectors, you effectively have no reflectors. I doubt that you have more than low light.
Forum: Algae 07-26-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 226
Posted By Hoppy
It looks like you might just have diatoms - brown...

It looks like you might just have diatoms - brown "algae". I have no idea how much light you have, since you have the lights well above the top of the tank, and you are using something other than...
Forum: DIY 07-26-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 424
Posted By Hoppy
I agree! I think the stand is more than strong...

I agree! I think the stand is more than strong enough as is.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-26-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 368
Posted By Hoppy
The Flourish fertilizers dosing schedule provided...

The Flourish fertilizers dosing schedule provided by Seachem is only appropriate for low light tanks. You need to double those dosages for high light. I found that Excel is far more effective at...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-25-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 368
Posted By Hoppy
Most of the time algae can be assumed to start...

Most of the time algae can be assumed to start because you have too much light for the amount of CO2 you have dissolved in the water, or you are starving your plants by not fertilizing well. Algae...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-24-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By Hoppy
Very, very few drop checkers will react to...

Very, very few drop checkers will react to changes in CO2 concentration faster than 2 hours. When you see a green drop checker 4 hours after the CO2 was turned off that is most likely because the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-24-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 451
Posted By Hoppy
Unless you have quite a bit of experience with...

Unless you have quite a bit of experience with planted tanks, you should treat ammonia and urea as enemies, not as friends. Dose nitrates, preferably potassium nitrate, KNO3, and never add ammonia...
Forum: Lighting 07-24-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By Hoppy
Look at this chart:...

Look at this chart: http://i573.photobucket.com/albums/ss176/Hoppycalif/PARvsDistT5VariousLights.jpg which is from http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/showthread.php?t=184368

There is a line for a 4...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-24-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 895
Posted By Hoppy
There is no way within reach of hobbyists to...

There is no way within reach of hobbyists to measure CO2 that accurately. You think you have 28 ppm, but you could have 10 to 40 ppm. The pH/KH/ppmCO2 tables are only good if you use pure water...
Forum: DIY 07-23-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 88,459
Posted By Hoppy
The steel brackets give the stand its ability to...

The steel brackets give the stand its ability to handle any racking loads, like from bumping the stand from the side or front. Like all of our DIY stands it is over designed, but that makes small...
Forum: Lighting 07-20-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By Hoppy
I would call it very good low light. Much more...

I would call it very good low light. Much more and you run into algae problems if you don't use Excel or CO2.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 07-18-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By Hoppy
What company made the light fixture? Does it...

What company made the light fixture? Does it have polished aluminum reflectors, bent so you see two reflected "bulbs" for every real bulb? Some 2 bulb T5HO lights would be high light, and some...
Forum: Lighting 07-16-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By Hoppy
The best way to get an answer to your question is...

The best way to get an answer to your question is to measure the PAR yourself. First buy a cheap lux meter, from Ebay, Amazon, or other online stores. Then prop your light fixture up, out in the...
Forum: DIY 07-16-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,178
Posted By Hoppy
No, of course I have no method for verifying...

No, of course I have no method for verifying spectral response of a photodiode. But, I also don't understand the response you received - what are they saying the true response looks like?
Forum: Algae 07-15-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By Hoppy
Interesting! Thank you. The Devil is in the...

Interesting! Thank you. The Devil is in the details:redface:
Forum: Algae 07-15-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By Hoppy
I agree that high CEC substrates would hold...

I agree that high CEC substrates would hold nutrients, thus limit the leakage of nutrients into the water column.Ions in water will always migrate to areas of lesser concentration. This is an...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 250

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012