Originally Posted by LittleBettaFish
18000K is too high. Pretty sure you only want between 5500 to 10000K. Could be why you are having issues.
It's so hard to tell :/ it was actually doing that before I got the 18000k bulb and just had an average 15 watt florescent, which was part of my motivation to go grab one. The store owner told me that basically nothing would be too high and it would be to my advantage to get the highest possible. I am going to give it some more time, but here is what it looks like after I separated it and cut some off.