My original intentions with regards to planted tanks was to have one set up on my desk as I needed a new desk lamp, I wanted to make full use out of it so thought a small planted tank or something would be a really nice addition and would give me something to focus on and adapt as my lifestyle and medical situation changed.
That idea evolved into the 14 gal planted tank at the end of my bed that I continually want to rescape...
There is a moral to this story somewhere... it all starts with a .5 gal bowl
As for my desk lamp... I did
get one in the end; it's an exo terra terrarium that I planted that houses some sun beetles. It does a darned good job of keeping my keyboard lit!