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Old 10-28-2010, 01:51 AM   #21 
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Okay....Last question I promise.

What kind of lighting should I use for my tank? Right now I have an incandescent bulb. Would fluorescent be better?
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:55 AM   #22 
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Yes, fluorescent is definitely better--they generate less heat, last longer, take less power, and they will support the growth of live plants. Incandescent lights cause dangerous temperature fluctuations when you turn them on and off because they tend to run so hot and don't have any of the advantages of fluorescents. You should be able to swap out the incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs.
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Old 10-28-2010, 11:31 AM   #23 
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okay....I will switch the bulbs out today also.
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:56 PM   #24 
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UPDATE:

I went out today and bought new fish food for my betta (Hikari freeze-dried bloodworms, New Life Spectrum Thera+A Small Fish Formula, and Omega One Super Color Pellets) I also bought another Java Fern to help with absorption of ammonia and so he can hide in more places.

I switched out the light bulbs from incandescent to fluorescent and added a heater.
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Old 10-28-2010, 03:22 PM   #25 
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Awesome, when you get the chance you should post some pictures for us. :) Good job on the new purchases!
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Old 10-28-2010, 04:20 PM   #26 
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I will post pictures when I get a camera that will allow me to upload the pictures to the computer.
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Old 10-28-2010, 06:08 PM   #27 
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here is a picture of my crowntail male betta
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Old 10-28-2010, 06:11 PM   #28 
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Sorry....the picture is sideways. I couldnt figure out how to rotate the picture.
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Old 10-28-2010, 06:12 PM   #29 
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Such a pretty betta :D
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Old 10-29-2010, 03:25 PM   #30 
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UPDATE:

I just tested my water.....mercury and nitrite levels are at .25ppm

pH is at 7.0.

I know mercury and nitrite levels are good. What is ideal for pH though?
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