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Old 08-28-2011, 09:12 PM   #1 
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Betta Noob Question: Lights

This is the tank i got chum-fu. It doesnt have a divider in it, just the river rocks, bamboo leaf hammock, and plastic bamboo. <- like that (bad pic ik)

But anyways, my question is do i need a light? and which one would be best for afforadable price (college student budget)
And should i get him a friend as in a bottom feeder?

Cuz hes sitting under a living room lamp right now and hes making bubbles at the top of the tank, playing in his bamboo and sleeping on his hammock. I just got him friday (8/26) as well.

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Old 08-28-2011, 10:28 PM   #2 
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If you're not gonna get live plants don't worry about special lighting.

He can see in almost absolute darkness, he won't mind.
Generally LED lighting tends to have the sharpest effect. My Walmart has a $15-$20 single bulb LED desk lamp, the bulb is the kind marineland uses in their "double bright" bars, that I've found perfect for lighting my 2 gallon tanks for the plant-growing hours. The spreader lens is acrylic and easy to keep clean with a little window cleaner. Its around 130 lumins in a 70 cone.
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:38 PM   #3 
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If he's blowing bubbles and hanging out then it's a sign that he's happy. @thunderloon already answered your lighting question. Bettas truly are the happiest when they're alone. They love being the master of their domain. Buying tankmates is a personal choice however.
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