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Old 06-08-2012, 03:44 PM   #1 
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Left light on in tank...

Going away for the weekend and left the lamp on the 3 gallon betta tank! Kinda worried if the fish will be okay over the weekend with the lamp on. He does have a cave if he wants darkness. But just wondering if he will be ok with that lamp left on! Please advise!
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Old 06-08-2012, 04:10 PM   #2 
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It would be better to turn the lamp off and allow just a little natural light. Open the curtains so some sunlight gets in and allows some light in. It would be stressful with bright light on all the time.
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Old 06-08-2012, 04:12 PM   #3 
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He will be fine for the weekend
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Old 06-08-2012, 04:16 PM   #4 
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Hopefully if you have some plants, it will shade the light a lil, and if the light is not too bright, like a LED color light, should be ok..but if it's a real bright light, and if you don't have enough plants to shield some of that light.. I am not sure if it will hurt your fishy..but I am pretty sure, it may stress him out some.. try shutting it off as soon as you get back..or if possible have someone do it for you:)
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Old 06-08-2012, 04:32 PM   #5 
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He should be ok. If it's an incandescent light the water might get pretty warm.

If you have a neighbor watching your house or one with a key you can have them run over and shut off the light but overall I wouldn't worry too much. The light being on for a couple days won't hurt him. He will still sleep.
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