So, I have the walmart 5 gallon tank that came with the hood, light, heater, etc. and all that. But I'd like to get a little more light in my tank! The hood says that it will hold max 15 watts and that's what I have in there, but it's still very dark. I'd like to be able to have different plants in there.
Should I invest in a different top and use a desk light? They had a bright aquarium light at the store, but it was 80 dollars
he basically said I was better off buying a whole new tank for that price haha, which I agree with.
I have the tank on my desk and the lamp on my desk is bright and sits in front of him, but it still doesn't light all the plants very well.
Oh yeah, I bought more plants for my birthday :D Five java ferns(he gave me 2 free ones when I paid for only 3) and some java moss(which I need to find a place where I want it to go) because those were the only low light plants available for my amount of light.
Anyway. What would you do to light the tank? Is it worth it, or are my plants pretty much fine? I would like more variety, but I'm okay with just these.