I should receive all my ordered goods tomorrow, so hopefully I can begin my cycle. I've set my edge up that's been sitting for well over a year. I'm at pg 106 of this thread, and have been VERY interested in the lighting topic. My 21 LED stock strip isn't wowing me at the moment. I'm not planing on high tech, and won't be dosing CO2, but will be dosing flourish and excel, if required. I'm not planning much more than several anubias, java's, and perhaps crypts.
My wife had bought 2 single LED desktop lamps that aren't used, so I set them up to see what they would do for me. Quite a difference, but the spectrums don't remotely match. I have 7600k on the Fluval light, and 2700k on the lamps. Is this an issue for plant growth? Is there any way I could swap out the single LED's for a higher temp bulb?
I'm going to keep reading through the pages and hopefully somebody has solved this dilemma, but I'm not holding my breath. I see the 42 LED bar is available as replacement, but I gather it's not going to be that different for spread.
Also, what are your thoughts on my scape idea? I'd like to have some substrate contours, not just flat, so each element pops a bit more on the vertical axis. I think the driftwood should be center-stage, but I'm not convinced.