I had Giesmann bulbs on my 20g low-tech tank for a short while and it was the ONLY time in 1.5 years with this tank that I have seen my plants pearling. I eventually switched to Finnex LED's to save on energy costs. But yeah, that is why I would definitely try the Giesmann bulbs, or the GE Starcoat.
Also, in my sig I have a journal of my Mini-M that has java moss on a big piece of driftwood. It grows very well and next time I do a trim, I could send some your way if you want.
That is a nice setup bro, and that moss is killer! Yes, I'm looking to get that kind of effect in my 20L here. It's all about planning! I actually just ordered some moss from Aquatic Magic but I appreciate your offer. If it arrives bad, I will let ya know. Thanks.
Right now, I am debating on these lights... I think I will start out with what I got and go from there.
According to Hoppy's Chart:
With a Coralife 2 bulb my PAR will be in the 40-50 range given that my distance is between 13-15" range; however, I'm just not sure how to figure for the colormax bulb. I'm thinking the colormax bulb to put out less PAR meaning I will have to get the distance shorter to get the same effect as 2 regular 6,500K bulbs. Might be wrong but in the end, I will just have to wing it. Remembering 50PAR or more is high light. I think I will want to stay on the higher end of medium light...
I have lots of time because I plant to DSM for a month or 2 so it's all good
Tomorrow, I plan on modifying my stand. I think I have decided to replace the trim, caulk the cracks, and then sand prime and paint black. I also have to fix the door because it sticks. Fun, fun, fun