I have tried a lot of different fluorescent bulbs and non of them look good. I've tried Zoo Med Floramax, which is too red. I've tried Zoo Med Ultrasun, but that had almost no red and way too much blue.
Then I tried Coralife Colormax. It wasn't great either. It was harsh and gave me headache.
What's the best lighting for a non-planted freshwater tank?
I want something that has a nice even complete color spectrum. Every bulb I've seen has huge spikes in the blue, green, and or red, but they neglect all the other colors.
I want something as close to sunlight or incandescent, without a yellow tinge. I just want a pure, clean, complete white light.
I've considered led
lighting, but I've already wasted a lot of money trying fluorescent bulbs and I don't want to buy it just to find out it looks bad too.
So, what kind of lighting will give me the closest color to sunlight?