Yeah, I have heard of people keeping them with angels, to come back to see SAE sucking a hole through the side of the angels... so... I'm firmly in the "never keep" group.
I have a good fair bit spare, mostly low light/easy to grow varieties and floaters. Shipping is only like 6$ or so for the US but I don't have any idea on shipping to Canada... Or the laws. I'd have to look into that before I could commit to it. If you have any insight to spare, or anyone here does, I don't mind on doing it if you cover the shipping. I have plenty, if not a bit too much.
I cannot say much on the purplish bulb, I don't use flourescents except in one of my tanks and they're just standard daylight ones. 6500k.