06-17-2012, 04:43 PM
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Best light setup for a five gallon?
So I'm dedicating my current tank to raising cherry shrimp, and having a betta in there just won't do.
I'm moving him to a 5.5 gallon with no lid, light fixture, nada. I'll be placing plastic mesh over the top. I do have some java ferns and anubias nana I will place in the five gallon, but seeing as they are low-light plants, I'm not sure what I should do about the lighting. Would placing a small light such as a lamp above the tank be sufficient? Or should I buy a clip-on light designed for plant growth?
This tank will be right next to my cherry shrimp tank so it will also be getting a small fraction of light from there.