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Old 04-14-2013, 10:37 PM   #1 
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Qu. about lighting

This has probably been covered in another thread but I haven't found it yet. My 2 boys are in 4 and 6 gallon tanks without hoods/lights. They are in our main dining/kitchen area that gets plenty of sunlight and unnatural light during the day. (not right near any windows, mind you)
I'm I was just wondering, are their any benefits *to the fish* to have a proper aquarium light? The only live plant in the tanks is duckweed which is pretty impossible to kill so I'm not worried about that. I just can't seem to find anywhere that says whether a light is actually beneficial or only necessary for plants.
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:02 PM   #2 
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I don't believe the fish require the "daylight" lighting of 5000/6500K, but only depend on*a* light during the day, and darkness at night. (They like to sleep with the lights off!) Light on constantly will throw them off, and you certainly don't want to keep them in the dark 24/7. I think they are just fine with the natural lighting and timing of the sun.
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:12 PM   #3 
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As long as the kitchen lights are not on really late you should be fine. Bettas don't have eyelids so that's why they need dark to sleep
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