Adding lights - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-02-2014, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
New Member
Mommagalicia's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 14
Adding lights

I recently purchased a java fern, moss ball, and banana plant. I also have one fake plant. After doing some reading, I realized that my lights that came with my tank may not be strong enough for the banana plant. I was thinking of adding this to my tank
Would that be better for the banana plant or is there a better type of lighting I can add to my tank? It's a Hawkeye 5 gallon aquarium kit.

Mommagalicia is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-06-2014, 04:52 PM
kman's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 560
It might help a little, although those LED flexible strips are notorious for dimming or entirely dying after a while, particular when installed around water.

I'd give it a while and see how it does before you worry about it, or just pull out the banana plant and stick with low light plants like your Java fern or some Anubias.
kman is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-06-2014, 05:05 PM
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: new jersey
Posts: 148
I agree to let it be and see how it does. I have banana plants in my low light tanks and they did great after a while. Gotta give it time to adjust.
frankiefire is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-08-2014, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
New Member
Mommagalicia's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 14
The banana plant is shooting out two new leaves. I hope that's a good sign!
Mommagalicia is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
are the lights full spectrum lights lauraannq Planted Betta Tanks 1 10-13-2012 01:06 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome