Light problems-help ASAP

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by petaddiction, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. petaddiction

    petaddiction Well Known Member Member

    So I'm going to petsmart for some food so it would be awesome if someone could get back to me soon!
    So my betta is in a 10 gallon tank by himself and the light he has makes the temperature go up if it's on for too long. I was wondering if there was anyway I could fix this? Id like to leave his light on all day, but I get nervous to leave it on when I'm gone.


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  2. jdhef

    jdhef Moderator Moderator Member

    You could pick up an LED light. They will not heat the tank at all. I have the MarineLand Standard bright lights on all of my tanks. One think though, they are much more expensive at Petsmart than they are at Amazon.com
     
  3. OP
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    petaddiction

    petaddiction Well Known Member Member

    Alright thanks. Could you link me to the one on amazon?


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  4. Kindafishy

    Kindafishy Valued Member Member

    Another thought - Petsmart now has the National Geographic LED lights that have been getting good reviews. I bought one on sale with free shipping as an add-on to my tank this weekend.
     
  5. jdhef

    jdhef Moderator Moderator Member

  6. d

    dgmirage Valued Member Member

    i would be very cautious purchasing a national geographic led. i bought the starter kit and the light would not last more than about 3 weeks. i continually exchanged them (still covered under warranty) until i got fed up and returned the entire starter kit. perhaps the evaporation interfered with the light as it didn't appear well sealed.
     
  7. TheCoolFish

    TheCoolFish Valued Member Member

    Put a timer on it they are $5 at target and don't run it for more than 7 hours.

    I have a 215 watt 4 bulb with led night lights for my 55g running for about 6 hours and my tank doesn't raise a single degrees but it is a hotter tank at 80 degrees




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    Mine has a built in time but I use a timer on my overflow filter just the light is on at night


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