Would a 5 gallon planted outdoor tank work without direct sunlight?
I have a 10 gallon tank in a shaded area outside. It gets around 1 to 2 hours of direct sunlight and has been doing quite well (the tetras and shrimp are flourishing as well as the plants).
I plan to put a 5 gallon planted tank on a shelf above it. However, the 5 gallon tank won't get any direct sunlight because of the angle of the roof. Would the plants in be okay? Most of the planted tank posts I've seen always recommend X hours of light, but from artificial lighting. I'm not sure if indirect / shaded from direct sunlight is considered as acceptable lighting.