Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Formerly Central Coast CA, Now in Bridgeport TX
why did you switch to the 10,000 kelvin bulb?
I would honestly expect your plants to grow slower on a 10k kelvin than a 6500k. seeing as how most aquatic plants get the highest light intake from the red light between 650-680 NM and a 10,000 kelvin bulb is heavy in blues...The red leaved plants should like it though as they reflect the red light most plants use heavily. I would have probably changed my halide from 6500 0r 6700 to 7200 or 7250 if you could find one...just my 2 cents.
Your tank looks amazing. With the rippling effect of a halide, I can only imagine what it must look like in person . Definitely impressive.
Planted tanks are all about shrimp.