Following on this thread, have a planted tank now and eventually want to go high tech, and feedback/advice is appreciated!
I'm looking to buy medium light LED
from buildmyled.com for a new 55g FW
planted with Eco-complete, looking to mostly keep easier/intermediate green colored plants and experiment with some easier to use carpeting plants like dwarf sag and java moss (?). Would 6500k medium light be sufficient in my case?
I'd like to eventually go high tech and get high light and grow more difficult plants like dwarf hairgrass etc with Co2
, ferts and all, but feel I need to practice first with medium light. Or would anyone recommend I just spare the expense of having to buy another light later and just get 6500k high light now, and hold off Co2
and ferts until later when I'm more experienced? Or will I be inviting an algae outbreak and other problems due to imbalance of lack of ferts/co2
As for the color temp, my understanding is 6500k is pretty versatile and better for green plants?
Any advice feedback is appreciated!