Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Hot Springs Ar. 71901
First, I can't remenber how many people have said that Corallife bulbs are something to be avoided.
But then you indicated that you got this used so who knows how old they are.
I have tried many types of bulbs and no not all have been covered but True Lumen gives me the best, most natural looking colors in my tank of any brand I have tried.
Specifically from Doctors Foster & Smith(other sites sell a bulb they call a "Flora Pink"
but only the DR F & S sells one they call just "Flora"). The bulb looks pink in the picture but has white light @ 6700K. If you have two bulbs you might want to use either a True
Lumen "White" bulb @ 12,000K or a Zoo Med "Ocean sun" @ 10,000K for brightness
as the second bulb. Any/all these bulbs grow plants excelently.
Any two of those bulbs I mentioned from Dr F & S will be less than $30 total.
Put good bulbs in your tank and then see how the plants are doing after a couple of weeks.
An additional question: In the dry ferts are Micros covered ? If so Flourish Comprehensive is a Micro so you should not be using it with a dry Micro.
If you are using it AS the Micro, that is fine, I do also. It MIGHT not harm anything to use them both.
Is might a word you want to trust ? What did you have for light before you got the T5 ?
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