I'm new to this forum...and to the aquarium hobby:) I should warn you that I'm bound to have many questions over the next few weeks, and I look forward to learning as much as possible from the friendly members here.
We have a 55 gal freshwater setup. We currently have - (1) Honey Sunset Gourami, (4) Cardinal Tetra, (2) Red Minor Serpae Tetra, (3) Blue Tetra, (1) Phantom Black Tetra, (4) Fancy Guppies, (3) Cherry Barb, (3) Algae Eaters
We have live plants including - Amazon Sword Plant, Dwarf Sagitaria, Anacharis, Corkscrew Vallisneria, and a Hornwort.
Yesterday we noticed that some of our plants weren't looking their best. Naturally we went in the tank and "cleaned up" and/or trimmed them. The sword plant is pretty hardy, and actually doing well though. But the others, well, for example the hornwort was looking a bit black on some of its foilage. Others were turning yellow/brown. A friend suggested that we purchase different bulbs. Right now we are using the standard bulbs that came with the tank/hood.
What lighting is best for my plants? Your input is appreciated :)