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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 09-01-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By Hoppy
The higher the tank, the more benefit you get...

The higher the tank, the more benefit you get from having the light high above the top of the tank. That's why planning from the beginning on having the light about 2 feet above a 30 inch high tank...
Forum: Algae 09-01-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 291
Posted By Hoppy
Totally black out the tank, using a double layer...

Totally black out the tank, using a double layer of black garbage bags, so no light at all can get into the tank. Keep it this way, with no peeking, for 3 days. When I last did this it worked...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-31-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By Hoppy
Hardware stores sell stump remover, which is...

Hardware stores sell stump remover, which is usually pure potassium nitrate. Read the package carefully to be sure it doesn't have lots of other stuff in it.
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-31-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By Hoppy
I suggest you start by deciding that the light...

I suggest you start by deciding that the light fixture will be 24 inches above the top of the tank, will be a LED light, with optics to prevent lots of light spillover, and that Build My LED is very...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-30-2015, 02:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 207
Posted By Hoppy
Lumens per square inch doesn't tell you anything...

Lumens per square inch doesn't tell you anything about how intense the light is, unless all of the lights you are dealing with have the same quality reflectors, the same quality ballasts, and are the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-29-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 358
Posted By Hoppy
The first design is far superior to the second,...

The first design is far superior to the second, in my opinion. And, I wouldn't worry about the forest background - it fits well.
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-28-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By Hoppy
Last week I cleaned my tank, and did a 40% water...

Last week I cleaned my tank, and did a 40% water change. I added the Prime as I added the new water. Then I dumped in the day's dose of Excel (Metricide) -- oops! I grabbed the wrong bottle and it...
Forum: Low Tech Forum 08-28-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By Hoppy
Has anyone succeeded by using CO2 to give the...

Has anyone succeeded by using CO2 to give the plants a head start? In theory it won't work - lowering the CO2 would have to be done very gradually to avoid a BBA infestation, and the plants would...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-28-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By Hoppy
What are the dimensions of the tank? It is...

What are the dimensions of the tank? It is possible that you have too little light, if the tank is unusually tall. Or, it is even possible that you have too much light, for the amount of nutrients...
Forum: DIY 08-24-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By Hoppy
Yes, glass has a similar, but different behavior....

Yes, glass has a similar, but different behavior. I think acrylic will bend permanently under loads, while glass literally flows extremely slowly. Acrylic probably hasn't been in existence long...
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By Hoppy
Unless it is thoroughly cooked to an internal...

Unless it is thoroughly cooked to an internal temperature of 160F first.:hihi:
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By Hoppy
You need to either use it to measure the pH of...

You need to either use it to measure the pH of the tank water, or to indicate the approximate ppm of CO2 in the water. Once you decide that you can proceed. In either case you will fill the drop...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-24-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 639
Posted By Hoppy
What is wrong with a 7.5 pH? About the only time...

What is wrong with a 7.5 pH? About the only time to be concerned with pH is when you are acclimating new fish to your water. Once they are acclimated, there aren't many species which won't do fine...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-24-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By Hoppy
You can't hurt the plants by increasing the...

You can't hurt the plants by increasing the amount of CO2 in the water, as long as you don't go hog wild doing it. And, that might speed up the transition to submersed growth, but I doubt it. What...
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By Hoppy
Drop checkers were originally intended measure...

Drop checkers were originally intended measure the pH of the tank water, so they were supposed to be filled with tank water, with a couple of drops of pH reagent in it. Today, we use it to indicate...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 08-24-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By Hoppy
You probably can't save the bacteria, but it...

You probably can't save the bacteria, but it doesn't take very long to reestablish it when you set up the tank again. It is best to assume a tank you just set up needs to establish a new bacteria...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-23-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By Hoppy
Why would you "blast the CO2" at any time? The...

Why would you "blast the CO2" at any time? The plants will have to adapt to submersed growing in any case, so why not give them time to adjust to the level of CO2 you will be using on a day to day...
Forum: Substrate 08-23-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By Hoppy
You can overdose with any method of dosing. ...

You can overdose with any method of dosing. Those little fertilizer balls are designed to slowly release the nutrients when they are in damp soil. Putting them in water logged substrate will very...
Forum: Lighting 08-23-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By Hoppy
You can definitely raise the light and dim it so...

You can definitely raise the light and dim it so it will give you the amount of light you want. But, it will be an extremely irritating tank to have where people are sitting around. The light will...
Forum: DIY 08-23-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By Hoppy
Acrylic is not quite a solid! It is more like an...

Acrylic is not quite a solid! It is more like an extremely viscous liquid. So, it will creep under a load. The the higher the load and the longer the load is applied, the more it will creep - bend...
Forum: Lighting 08-23-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By Hoppy
Your light is about 16 inches above the...

Your light is about 16 inches above the substrate. With 3 T5HO bulbs installed you have between low medium and very high light, depending on what brand light fixture you have, or how good the...
Forum: Lighting 08-23-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By Hoppy
It looks like this is a 95 watt LED light. That...

It looks like this is a 95 watt LED light. That should be a very bright light for that size tank. But I have never seen one, never seen any data from one, and never heard of it before this.
Forum: Lighting 08-23-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By Hoppy
If the light is longer than the tank you will...

If the light is longer than the tank you will have light spilling over at both ends, leaving a "puddle" of light on the floor at each end. Other than that there will be no problem caused by the over...
Forum: Plants 08-22-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By Hoppy
I don't know the reasoning behind Seachem's...

I don't know the reasoning behind Seachem's recommendation, but I do know that it isn't a good idea to dose 5 ml per 10 gallons except possibly to treat algae. Even then it would be a much better...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-21-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By Hoppy
Water from a water softener is not good water for...

Water from a water softener is not good water for an aquarium. It will contain lots of sodium ions which were substituted for calcium and magnesium ions. Since softened water is not good for...
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