Im just curious why with planted aquariums becoming so popular, all the higher powered light fixtures on the market are sold with actinic bulbs in them.
for instance its nearly impossible to find anything over oh 15 watts or so (or is it 18) for my 10g betta chick tank. its a bit easier to find a CF fixture for my 29g tank but still a pain in the backside.
what gives? actinics are pretty much useless for anything but reefs and SWs right? do I need to buy a ballast and build my own fixture to get the kind of lighting I read about in planted aquariums?