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Old 01-07-2012, 01:51 PM   #1 
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Light Question

I have Odin in a 5 gallon tank. However it does not have the original hood/light to it, as awhile ago it fell and broke. I was wondering if the smaller lights (like the LED ones and such) they make for those smaller betta tanks would work for a 5 gallon?

I was looking at them a few days ago, but didn't get one as I am not sure how it would work for a 5 gallon or if it would even work.

In the meantime,he gets natural light during the day...until I can get another aquarium light.

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Old 01-08-2012, 10:33 PM   #2 
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I use a desk lamp. The cover of the KK filters the extremity of the bulb. I know desk lamps are really cheap! And you can get some versions of rep/fish lights that fit regular desk lamps (I had them for my turtles).
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:55 PM   #3 
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I will have to look into it. I meant to check tonight at Wal*Mart and forgot,but I believe desk lamps are about $10 there.
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:53 PM   #4 
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Unless you have live plants you don't actually need a light. And even then, if they are really easy plants like moss balls or anubias just the natural sunlight would be more than enough. If you want a light for viewing purposes, that's another story. A desk lamp would be good. I use one when I have my boys in quarantine.
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:46 AM   #5 
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Blah, Oliver stepped on the keyboard mid-reply last night...

desklamps can be found cheap if not free ^.^ Try www.freecycle.com, kijiji, zellers and hart. Does mom have one she doesn't use?
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:38 AM   #6 
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Thanks. I only have moss balls now,no other live plants at this moment.

I like lights just for viewing purposes I guess. But Odin gets natural daylight and is perfectly fine and bright and vibrant,so I guess no rush.

I'll keep my eye out on the classified sites too. I don't think mom has any desk lamps.
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:25 PM   #7 
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Moss balls are fine with just room lighting. They can live in a jar.

LED lights work well. Some are bright, some not.
I have the Aquatop 36 LED clip on on one tank... very bright.

It's $31 on Amazon and works well for live plants.
There is also the Dymax Robot, a smaller Aquatop, a few other aquarium brands and as stated... lamps.

You can also get some really cool led stuff on Ebay. Like this light...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Waterproof-B...ht_8783wt_1344
I have a couple, I use one in my 10 gallon hospital tank. They work well, and be put under the water.
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