Light For Betta Tank - Will This Work?

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Little John

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will this work for lighting a tank? also, will it hurt my betta's eyes?
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Not sure about the lighting but they are natural jumpers. If you don’t have a lid just don’t fill you’re water too high
 
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Is it too high?
 

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If the tank is in a room with a window, the natural day light is enough for the fish. Additionally lighting is only for our viewing benefit (unless you have live plants of course). So if you're happy with the lighting, then it works!
 

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I’m not quite sure, I’ve only had one that is a baby girl. I’ve had her a month and she can jump around a half inch and snag food off my finger. Now she’s never jumped unless I’ve stuck my finger over the water but I’ve seen some say they’re Betta has jumped out when they forgot to put they’re lid on
 
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I can't find lids at my local fish store. also, he would need to jump 2.5 inches.
 

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Little John said:
I can't find lids at my local fish store. also, he would need to jump 2.5 inches.
Just get some cheap mesh from a hardware store and cut to size, that's what I use over my 35g in order to keep the tank cool and stop the odd rogue fish jumping (although none of my fish are known jumpers)
 

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It may be ok but you could prolly get a rubbermaid or sterolite lid and put over the top. Cut out a little square hole with a razor blade or poke some holes in it. I’m not an expert on that but seems like it would do the trick
 
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DaleM said:
Just get some cheap mesh from a hardware store and cut to size, that's what I use over my 35g in order to keep the tank cool and stop the odd rogue fish jumping (although none of my fish are known jumpers)
Thanks, I will probably do that.
 

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The light will work fine if you don't have live plants (or specifically plant that need bright light).. however I would say get a lid or try to cover with something. My betta jumps often when she's excited or startled and easily jumps more than 3 inches out of the water. I bough a thin plexiglass sheet from Home Depot and fitted it to the tank by making a wooden box the same dimensions as my tank, heating the plexI slowly with a heat gun then pressing it over the box (with gloves) until it was formed. Then drilled small air holes about the thickness of a pencil.
 
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