Fish tank lighting
Here is a method of lighting that?s both affordable, and also will not heat up your tank. You will also not require a lid of any type and you will also gain a handy place for storing your fishy items. Your tank must be next to a wall however. Also not sure about availability outside of the UK. If you cant get hold of these small florescent lights. You could still use standard ones if you don’t already have a tank lighting setup.
I have blacked out the room so that the only light will be coming from this tiny 8 watt light. For this experiment, I needed to find a way to temporary suspend the light above the tank. A long length of wood and some insulation tape was just the job. so, how do we attach these lights? From your local DIY store buy a long shelf. The same length as your tank and about 1/2 the width. secure this shelf about 10″ above your tank and screw the lights below the shelf like this one.