I'm glad that you're all suggesting different options. It's good to know of more
However, I wonder what it is that I should be looking for in a freshwater planted tank lighting system, other than brand. Has a sort of "formula", so to say, been developed that helps you determine the minute effects on plant growth. Ultimately, I'd like health well colored plants. jbrady33, you mentioned kelvin effecting plants coloration, and somewhatstocked, you brought up using another system to supplement the tank I believe you're also referring to the color/kelvin.
I've also inquired on the effects of kelvin on plants. I've read some posts of users whom combine 6500k, and 10k, and jbrady33 you recommended a system that uses 7k. I've also read that plants adapt well to different lighting, but I don't wish to invest $100's on plants for them adapt to conditions that aren't closer to optimal.
plus being that light is a wave aren't the waves attributes altered when two light source combine, creating a new wave? thus if 6500k is accepted to be a effective plant growing kelvin, then combining delivers less than optimal conditions?
Has anyone who has owned a full tank of plants observed anything like this? or anything else? I'd like to go more in-depth.
Again, thank you all for the feed back, I love this stuff and I'm sure you all do to. There is alway so much to learn, and often even what is believed is worth questioning because there are many methods.