A cheaper clipon for a 2.6 nano cube?
I recently picked up the AT20 Nano Tank (2.6 gallon cube) for less than $30. I plan on making it planted shrimp tank for RCS that will sit on our kitchen counter in the corner. I'm confident that the included LED will not do much more than illuminate, in that it won't grow.
Herein lies my struggle, I'd like a Finnex Planted+ Clipon, but those things are $43, which seems overkill for this, as it will be relatively low tech, I'll dose PPS and/or Glutaraldehyde if I need to, but won't unless it's an algae issue, as I'll be growing lower light plants. The space probably won't be big enough for java ferns though.
Are there some cheap LED lights that will grow low level plants that are secretly cheap (or am I going to spend $25+ no matter what)?
This is my fourth tank and spending another $100 or more to get it going isn't going to be quite, well, tolerated. I'd be happy if I could buy a book light or something similar that would work. The only thing is it has to look somewhat fit and finished otherwise it can't go in the kitchen.
Browsing online for clipon LED lights is a sea of possibilities and though I'd ask here first, as you ladies and gentlemen would know best.