Colormax bulb makes my Threadfin Rainbows look pretty cool, so long as they are swimming near the surface(top 6"), but FWIW I'd rather go with another plant bulb 6700k or 10000k in that slot, and plan to do so when its bulb replacing tyme
I think you might have taken my post the wrong way. I should have been less vague. What I meant is you should have a look at some tanks at LFS etc to see what you like as far as the fish you have and your preferences, before you waste money on a light you don't like that someone recommendsDeluxeman, thanks! I know what actinic looks like and I don't care for it.
Jowlz, I'm aware that my personal taste is mine. But, I really don't want to just dive in and randomly spend money -- since the only way to view the color spectrum is to buy the bulbs -- but listen to others experiences first and then decide what to do. The info on the Colormax bulbs was useful because people pointed to a basic problem -- not enough light with just one.