My current lighting setup is inadequate (a simple LED light block) and I need to upgrade. However, I need to keep my upgrade as cheap and simple as possible.
I'm considering this light:
Aqua Nova Aluminium T8 Aquarium Light NSL-300 - The Aquarium Shop Australia
Nova Aluminium T8 Aquarium Light NSL-300
Will this work for my current setup? Would I need a hood or anything on my tank? At moment I only have a glass cover...
My other option is to get a plant light bulb for a desk lamp, however, I'm not sure where I can buy one of these, any suggestions?
My current setup is:
Tank Setup Date: September 2013
Tank Size: 30 Litre (8 gallon)
Heating: 50W Marina submersible heater
Filter: Hagen Elite Hush 20
Substrate: White gravel
Plants; Hygrophila, Bacopa, Lace Fern (recently added), two Crypts
Lighting: 1.6 Watt LED block (28 LEDs)
Lighting Duration: 10 hours daily
Residents: Blue male VT Betta, several red cherry shrimp (I think around 20, they keep breeding!) and what I think are ramshorn snails at an unknown amount (they were hitchhikers on my last plant)
Products Used: Seachem Prime, Flourish fertilizer, API Master Freshwater test kit
Maintenance: Once weekly water change (40-50%), dosed with Prime and Flourish on water change