Not exactly...the only freshwater fish I'd use a bulb with acitinic blue with would be Glofish (transgenic zebra danios with red sea coral pigment). The acitinic blue wavelength is better utilized by algae than your plants.So it makes my fish look great, and my planted tank will have enough light to flourish........right?
You'd be better off with a pure 10,000k light if they are out of plant bulbs. I'd go with any normal bulb over a 50/50 bulb for that matter.If so then I'll stick with it. They were out of the bulbs that are made just for planted fresh tanks in the 48" so he told me this was the next best thing.
There are coralife lamps that are just for planted aquariums and the work great.
They don't have an actinic bulb in them, just a 10,000k bulb.
I picked one up yesterday actually for my planted tank.