Originally Posted by La Reina
Thanks for the help! I'll pick up some trial plants and see how they do.
Well, there are a couple of cautions, notwithstanding the previous coments, that may save you some money.
Red leaf plants require brighter light (because they reflect red light so there has to be more of it). I have relatively little success with red leaved plants, which is to say they usually grow but not with the blood-red leaves, more reddish-brown. Though having said that, your reptile light might be good for these.
Stem plants may fall apart with less light, though not always. Cabomba does not do well for me, though having said that it has been years since I last tried it (back in the 1980's I think it was), and my light and experience have both improved (I hope
). These are often readily available, but I would tend to go more with rooted plants (swords, crypts, vallisneria...).
Another thought just occurred to me concerning your reptil light; it may produce more heat than regular aquarium tubes, and this is not good. Just a caution.