why neither? must have light--forgot about the java fern and crypto--have mostly live bearer fish,don't see to many babys,but a lot of fat healthy fish--but with all the plant growth they are hard to see--right now I am using 2 strip light from a yard sale both have 15 w,cool white blubs-was thinking of upgrading to more watts,better lights
White bulbs work just fine. Actnic are for reef aquarium. White bulbs give off the full spectrum. I use T5 10,000k bulbs (white) and 6700k bulbs. The 6700k bulbs are slightly yellow. There are also "plant" bulbs that are pink in color. Shoot for about 1-1.5wpg since you don't supply CO2.
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