Two things, actually. First, why are the lights at the stores labled aquarium plant lights and are always at 3100k if 6700k grows plants best?
Now for my tank. Ive got a 58g tank thats about ready to be stocked.
The deminsions are 36x18x21.
It was previously saltwater , so it came with a coralife 36 inch actintic light. I really like the way actintic lights bring out colors in fish, but since this is going to be a planted tank, it is going to make the plants look funny. Since this light has so much blue in it, would I need to suplement it with full spectrum 6700k lights? Or would a different color temp work? If so what?
Im going to be making a lighting houing my self to acomodate the actintic and additional lights, so I would just prefer to buy some work lights and nice bulbs, rather than buying an expensive fancy looking fish light. I plan on planting this tank heavily. Since this tank is 21 inches deep, how much aditional light would I need to penetrate to the bottom? Would two t5s be sufficient? Would I neeed more?
Any help would be awesome!!!