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Old 01-15-2011, 03:54 PM   #1 
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Help with new lighting

Got my light bulb in today and wow what a difference, I can actually see in there now. Anyways, the bulb I got makes the temperature rise quite a bit. I have my heater set at 80 even for my betta and with the bulb on it goes past 82. My thermometer only goes up to 82. When it's off, it goes back down. What should I do?
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Old 01-15-2011, 04:14 PM   #2 
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Can you change the temp on the heater or is it a pre-set type-if you can, lower the temp by 2 degrees

Can you raise the light up so it is higher over the tank...this can help with added heat from the light and lower the water level some and remove the lid during the day and back on at night

However, if the temp difference in just a few degree going from 80-82 with the on and off lights...that should not be a problem-however, it would be better if it was 78-80F if you can make some changes with either the heater or light...slow changes of just a few degrees are usually tolerated in healthy adult Betta....even going to the 5 degree changes with day and night temp changes when they are gradual...its those sudden changes that can be stressful on them....
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ah yeah thanks i didnt even think of that, its a preset type. thank you!
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