I just realized something rather stupid as well. I was wondering why, with what is considered Hi-lighting according to Hoppy's chart, my plants were relatively uncolored up. I figured out why, and I feel stupid for it now.
The glass I have over the tank is super dirty and chalky, to the point where I can't even see through it myself.......that's gotta be blocking out a significant portion of light lol. Which means I guess its time for me to clean my glass pronto.