Light Bulbs Etc, Inc.: Fluorescent Aquarium/Plant Lighting

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The types of aquatic plants include rosette plants and stem plants (many of which are flowering plants), ferns and moss (rhizomes), aquarium plant bulbs, tubers, and floating Plants.
If the bulbs you purchased are really yellow, then they're probably not fit for planted aquarium use. Let us know how it goes.
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Bulbs sold as generic plant/aquarium bulbs usually have OK energy in blue and not much in red. A bulb sold as a generic "sunshine" bulb may or may not have some useful red, depending on the bulb. You can put any fluorescent lighting on your tank and do OK, but if you want to maximize plant growth, it's best to compare lighting options and, if possible, try to find the graphs/data for spectra output, rated life and output decay over time. Unfortunately, CF bulbs haven’t caught up with linear bulbs in the ability to offer light (tri-phosphor type) in the proper areas of the spectrum. Aquarium plant bulbs Sales & Deals - Better Homes and Gardens
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Strongly stemmed, hammered, medium green leaves typify A. boivinianus, another Madagascar species. Its bulb is truly bulb-shaped, with leaves coming out of the top. A lusty plant that grows surprisingly rapidly, boivinianus prefers space to grow; it doesn't do well in a heavily-planted tank. The character of the leaves - the hammered, spear -shaped look and the translucent green, makes this plant easy to ID. It prefers and does best in very bright light, and can flower and bear fruit in the aquarium. It commonly reaches 20 inches tall, and has no other special requirements other than a good substrate and bright light.Water Lilies are familiar to nearly everyone. Many have seen the giant Victoria Lilies in the Amazon on television that a grown man can stand on. There are a few species that are suitable for the planted aquarium of the Genii Nuphar, Nymphaea and Nymphoides. Lily bulbs may take a good deal of time to sprout (weeks to more than a month) and growth may start fairly slow, but will accelerate and all lily species save one will produce tons of leaves.First is C. natans of Africa. Its long, medium green, crinkled leaves sprout from its onion bulb-shaped corn. Its a beautiful plant, but a truly giant aquarium is needed to keep it, as its span is more than six feet in all directions. It needs bright light and a good substrate and very little else to grow into a showpiece. Herbivorous fish don't seem to like the taste of it, and usually leave it alone. Two leaf forms are available; the long, tape-like indented ones and a narrow, random, wire-like leave that grow in interesting curves and loops. Though it, too gets large, it takes more time to do so.Giving your plants light they can use is very important. Plants use very little yellow, orange, violet, and almost no green light. These colors are present in bulbs so that you can see them reflected off your plants, animals, and décor. They are important for creating a vibrant, beautiful aquarium; but not for actual plant growth.Another type of available lighting for aquariums is fluorescent and compact fluorescent lighting. If a fluorescent lighting fixture is used, replace the bulbs with bulbs specifically rated for aquarium plant growth. The is entirely different than a fluorescent bulb one would find in kitchen or office lighting, do not use fluorescent light bulbs from a hardware store, they may fit within the fixture, but they are not ideal for growing aquarium plants.Light fixtures are an essential part of your aquarium. They can do more then hold the light bulbs. They also help to maintain water temperature, keep fish in, possibly allow plants-and-hard scape to protrude out of the water, and could hold some life support system components.