I bought the Aqueon 8g Evolve a few weeks ago and have been running it with some live plants for a couple weeks now (no betta yet, he is on the way from Thailand as we speak).
I thought everything looked great at first, but then my plants lost a lot of leaves, etc. I panicked but then realized this may be normal when plants are adjusting to a new tank? Anyhow, I pruned them and things started to get back on track. They definitely are growing, as I am seeing new sprouts (for lack of a better term - I am new to live plants!). But I've just dealt with a smaller loss of leaves again. I cleaned out the dead stuff and things look clean again, but some of the plants have practically no leaves left on them and look a little sad.
I suppose my big question at this point is - is the LED light that came with the tank sufficient for plant growth over the long term? I've noticed a lot of people mentioning here that with fluorescent bulbs, the best way to judge is by the Kelvin rating. Is there any sort of gold standard for LED yet? I know the plants are growing but I'm wondering if they'd be doing better otherwise.
Thanks!! Oh and PS, the plants I have are (from what I can tell) http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...ils.php?id=124
...plus 2 moss balls.