I have a question. I have several tanks, and I'm looking to light them. I am not a fan of the big black hoods, and I usually use either plexiglass cut to fit the top of the tanks, or saran wrap across the top to hold in humidity/prevent water evap. (Also, hoods are expensive, and I'm poor/cheap.)
But, I would like to get some sort of light going directly for each tank without having to leave the overhead lights on for 12 hours at a time.
I had considered desk lamps with the mobile "arms", and just putting them directly behind the tanks and bending them to shine over the top.
My question is, are there any bulbs to avoid?
Incandescent vs. regular?
Do some bulbs heat up the water more?
Certain wattage to gallon ratio to stick with?
I only have bettas, a small amount of water wisteria, and *SOON* an assasin snail...(to eat the ridiculous pond snail explosion from the wisteria)...in the tanks, so no real big concern about plants and lighting for them.
Any help is appreciated!!