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How would immersing an aquatic plant (placed under a white light/regular light source)in different colored solutions affect the type light it receives? For example, how would immersing an aquatic plant in a green solution affect the light the plant actually receives? Would the green color of the solution cause the green wavelengths of light to be reflected and therefore not reach the submerged plant? Or would a phenomenon to the contrary occur (i.e. the green wavelengths of light are absorbed, and other color wavelengths are reflected away from the plant). Would immersing an aquatic plant in a green colored solution therefore affect its rate of photosynthesis by determining what color wavelengths of light it receives? I know that generally speaking, in normal conditions, plant chlorophyll absorbs light of the blue and red part of the spectrum and reflects green. Thank you very much; any advice is much appreciated.
Re: How do color solutions determine the type of light hitting a submerged aquatic plant?
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