Hi Hoppy, I'm glad I found your posts, I hope you can shed some light on my situation (mind the pun).
I have a 55gallon fresh water tank, I currently use the regular LED lights that came with my starter kit and am keeping low light plants for now. I would like to upgrade the lighting to be able to keep more interesting/prettier plants.
I'm getting a lot of contradicting information from my research on the internet as to what type of lighting to get, flluorescent vs LED's. I need a light strong enough to reach the depth of 24" and am overwhelmed by various considerations such as watts/PARS/kelvin/lumens/colour temperature...
People who have fluorescent swear by it and say absolutely do not get LEDs and those with LEDs strongly urge the use of those.
I found your charts and thought maybe you could help since you seem to know a great deal.
Thanks so much for your time. My fish, plants and I appreciate any help