OK, bear with me here. On my 55, I had the stock All-Glass light for quite some time. They've got that slight purple tint to them, and I wanted something better. So I picked up the Life-Glo 2 bulb from Hagen that's rated at I think 6700K. It's really nice, much whiter, but my fish look a little washed out now. SO, I was thinking of getting a twin-tube hood and adding an actinic bulb. Now, I'm seeing some bulbs by Coralife that might work. The spectramax bulb is a 50/50 (6000 white and actinic) and there's also a 75/25 (6000 white and actinic). Anyone use these bulbs before? Does the 50/50 give off enough white to keep the tank bright enough? Does the 75/25 give off enough actinic to make a difference? Does anyone have these? What do you think? Here's my breakdown of options I'm considering. I'm open to others. Though I would rather stay to bulb replacement or getting a twin tube. I eventually want to convert all my tanks, and I don't want to drop $250 per tank in lighting.
Option 1: Twin tube ballast--1 Life-Glo 2 (6700K) and 1 actinic
Option 2: 1 Bulb--50/50 Coralife
Option 3: 1 Bulb--75/25 Coralife Spectramax
ALSO, these guys don't make 30" bulbs for my 29 Gallon! What's the deal with that. Options?
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