Thanks Blue for that link. Interesting reading. I'm coming from running a marine tank for a number of years but gave up after the black plague struck during the holiday ("Bring out your dead! BONG" - If I have to explain that you would not understand
Granted, I did buy some primo discus and had no real intent on breeding but what can you do.... This is even with less than perfect conditions in the tank (PH 7.4, 3 for kh, nitrates running about 40 to 60 before changing the water which is about 40 gallons every 5 days or so.
I've only had these new bulbs in for a couple of hours and I'm amazed how much the plants have perked up already.
I do intend on having the second tank as a bare bottom for breeding. Funny I was doing a water change tonight and found eggs layed on the back of the mag algea wiper (got rid of them, not ready for the fights again in the tank). Personally I think its karma, all the bad luck I've had with marine tanks over the years finally nice to walk into some dumb luck.
I view the whole think as an experiment at this point. I've gone through so much over the years get conflicting or bad information (not saying here, just in general) that the only things I can trust are things that I've have seen with my own eyes (plus the pile of junk of things that just didnt seem to live up to expectations).