I've not kept tah brand but Id on't think it will grow any decent plants.
If you want it easy you can do riparium style (roots in water leaves above) with house plants and jsut get a lamp with a 13 watt 6500k cfl bulb to grow them.
some easy riparium plants:
lucky bamboo (and other members of the Dracaena family)
dragone's tongue (related to purple waffle)
dwarf palm (note: does not stay that dwarf: mines 24")
there's plenty more.I use these cheap $2 shower caddies as planters
If you want to do aquatic (underwater) plants some other light options include the deep blue solar flare 6700kmicro (suction cup light) or some small clip on LED lights. The desk lamp with cfl mentioned above is still a possibility.
Knowing your girl's taste would help with plants there are several easy ones like anubias and java fern or buce -rhizome based plant (rhizome is horizontal part that leaves and roots grow from) DO NOT BUY RHIZOME, instead gently tie to driftwood/rock/decor. Mosses (tons of options) tie down and they will anchor with roots over time. Crypts, vals, and stem plants (some easy stem beginners are water sprite and wisteria, ancharis, and hornwort.