I have been having issues with my Camboba which is one of the first plants I put in my tank and it just wasn't doing much. It didn't really grow and looked brown and dead like an old Pine Tree. I know that the profiles say it needs higher light amounts then some of my other plants so out of desperation I hooked a clamp light to my aquarium and put my bird light in it.
I had the light on for about 4 hours last night and the plant almost immediately looked better. Today I decided that this type of plant was workable in my tank with a little extra love so I got 3 more of them. They looked really rough at the store but they told me I could get a full refund if they didn't make it. I brought them home, planted them and turned on the light. They already are getting nice and green.
I am just so excited. Yes, it is possible that that first plant was struggling and it was coincidence that it chose just when I put the light on it to start looking better but... the new plants all looking better in an hour of that light? I am thrilled with this bit of good news and had to share. These pictures do not do them justice with the flash, they look all bleached out but MAN are the Green in real life. The first one I put in the tank took off growing too. AMAZING!
See how the top is kind of brown and crappy looking? The whole plant was like that.
Did you notice the other little bonus? I am getting a few chutes of my Narrow leaf which had all but disappeared. I think it is trying to make a rebound. How exciting is that?