Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Enfield, Connecticut
They have mini lights with T-5 tubes (or smaller). They run off batterys or a power-supply. I even saw one that ran only on AC, (Normal Plug Power). I have seen them at, "Radio-Shack", "Wallmart", "Home Depo", and even at some auto stores. Wallmart had the better selection and prices, home depo was real specific in what they had, and didn't have great prices for those lights.
Alternately, if you wanted to spend a little more. I am sure that you could find a fully submersible light, similar to a UV setup. If you don't want assistance in growth and you only want additional visible light, you could get mini pond lights. They are usually submersible LED lights that act as little spot-lights.
The last two ideas might just cramp room and make the tank look gaudy. I would try the first one. Make a white diffuser, like sanded plexiglass, for the water background. That will help keep the light from being seen, and almost make it look as the light is actually under the island, reflecting on the back wall. (Use a standard background above water for the land area, or a black background.)
20Gal. Long (Green-House) and 55Gal. Tall (Primary Tank)
4 Fire-Belly Toads, 2 Fire-Belly Newts,
2 Giant Black Millipedes, 1 Grey Tiger Salamander