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  1. Betta Fish Care
    I want to ask any person with scientific expertise, do you think the LED lights on the tanks are too bright for the fishes eyes? I know if I stare into 1 bright LED light for seconds, im seeing raining dots for a good 15 to 20 minutes after. So how can a tank with 5 to sometimes 20 LED lights...
  2. Betta Chat
    Hi, I need an inexpensive full spectrum light hood for my new 10 gallon betta tank. There will be several plants and the led lights which came with my starter kit do not seem bright enough. Suggestions? Thanks.
  3. Planted Betta Tanks
    Hey guys! I just recently bought a new tank and set it up for plants. (My first ever planted tank!) But now I'm worried my tank hood/light isn't enough for them? Here's what I have and have heard... Aqueon 10 Gal LED Aquarium Kit...
  4. Planted Betta Tanks
    I just bought a 20L from PetCo since they're doing their 1 dollar a gallon sale. I'm debating between the Finnex FugeRay Planted+, Finnex Planted+ 24/7 or the Finnex Ray2. I want to make the right decision and pick a light that will promote faster growth without co2 first for this tank. Which...
  5. Planted Betta Tanks
    Ok, i've heard a great deal on this subject but have not heard a consensus. Can a powerful LED lighting source adequately nourish a planted tank? Furthermore, is it common knowledge that normal, incandescent lightbulbs are preferred for plant growth? Which is better? Can both work? Help please....
  6. Planted Betta Tanks
    Hello everyone! So I wanted to start a NPT project, but I have two questions about lighting. Is it okay to mix plants together that have different lighting requirements? For example, planting a tank with all medium light plants and a few high light ones? Second question, how would you go about...
  7. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    i have a 5g tank, with the typical black rim. I love the fluval 13W light and the problem is it only fits on rimless tanks. I was thinking of making some type of DIY clip thing so ican attach the light to the tank. I'm not sure, any ideas? :-D
  8. Planted Betta Tanks
    hey guys! So I recently moved my betta Kiko into a 8 gallon rimless with the fluval 13W light. It's heavily planted. Honestly, he seems so much happier and playful and seeing him like this makes me want to get another betta! My birthdays coming up and I have money saved and I think now that I...
  9. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello everyone! So I have the setup from the Top Fin 10 gallon starter kit with the incandescent bulbs. I read that those types of bulbs can promote algae growth, so I bought 13 Watt CFLs that are 6500K warmth. Are these appropriate for this hood and tank? I would eventually like to dabble in...
  10. Betta Fish Marketplace
    This is what I would like to call Spring Cleaning Fish Style. I don’t know how or why I ended up with so much stuff, but I do not use any of these things and would like to sell them. If you would like a better picture or dimensions of a specific item, please feel free to ask for one. Prices...
  11. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So I just got a tank from kijiji and it wasn't until I got home that I noticed that the wire for the light was cut off. (Didn't click in till I got home). It seems like looking for a new hood for a 10 gallon is rather expensive. I saw on Amazon something called a Dive light, that you can put on...
  12. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I just got my first betta a week ago and I've been keeping him in a well-lit room ever since, but the light went out today and I cannot go out right now to get a replacement. Would it be okay to move him to a different room until I get the light changed or should I just keep him there? I'm...
  13. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So I got a 29gal Tank from Petco's godly annual 1$ a gallon sale and I'm currently doing a ton of research on what I want to stock it with and such. I want to paint the background black and I'm wondering if this tube of Liquitex Basic Acrylic paint in Mars Black would be safe for the background...
  14. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello! Im looking for a good (but most of all cheap) clip on lighting for a 20-30 liter (quarantine) tank. It must be from ebay (we don't have petco or any other american petsotre here, in belgium). So I anyone ever bought their lights from ebay, let me know! yes it's a little quarantine tank...
  15. Planted Betta Tanks
    I have a question about the deluxe aqueon flourescent 24 in. Hood. It is 15 watts and is full spectrum. It would be used for a 20 gallon high, would this setup be sufficient for some low light plant such as anubias, water wisteria, java fern and anacharis? I assume yes, it will work, but I...
  16. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello, I have a 20 gallon tall aquarium and need a lighting setup. I am on a tight budget so I'd like the setup to be cheap. The plants I intend on growing are anacharis, anubias, wisteria, java fern and java moss. Please give any suggestions on what lighting I should purchase (note; I do not...
  17. Planted Betta Tanks
    is it good enough to grow plants? (9 watts i believe) i also have a zoo med ultra sun cfl and a clip on desk lap that i could use, would that be a better choice? also, the tank is new, can i cycle it before placing the substrate (the substrate i want is sold out everywhere) or should i wait...
  18. Planted Betta Tanks
    I have a 75 gallon planted tank and the light I currently have doesn't seem strong enough. Can someone suggest a good light bulb? Links are more than welcome! :-)
  19. Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I recently purchased the light in the title (the aqueon colormax compact Flores ent light) for my 5 gallon betta tank and I wanted to know if any of the forum has used this light or had any success with it. The colors for the lighting seem good enough to grow plants, but the light doesn't seem...
  20. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, I am a first-time fish owner and started with a tank that was supposed to be low-maintenance and newbie-friendly (aquafarm.com). Due to recurring issues (over 9-ish months), I changed over to a regular filtration system last night. My weak and unhappy betta seems to be improving today...
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