Another thought on CFL vs LED: heat.
For a 1gal nano setup I have, I started with a CFL desklamp bulb, and things grew well. I switched to an LED bulb, though, because the CFL put out too much heat. That nano didn’t have the water volume to maintain temp, so the day/night fluctuations were huge. The LED fixed that, and still grew plants well.
And, I no longer cooked my fingers when I needed to move the light for maintenance etc.
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I can only grow plants when they're completely under water. Everything else is doomed.