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mahoro
10-21-2008, 12:06 AM
so my org. idea was to make planted tank for the bettas... but it would end up costing too much for the lights, so i'll have to stick with the yucky icky plastic plants.. so does it matter if betta gets any light or not? *the location of my stand/shelf doesn't get much light at all.. other then 2 - 3 hours of low light during afternoon and then some more lights from nearby tanks...

PhishPhreek
10-21-2008, 12:20 AM
I keep my bettas in bare tanks. *No air, no light, no heat, no filter. *Bunkhouse (http://www.baker.ws/21jars.html)
I change the water once a week - this keeps the ammonia & nitrites from becoming a problem, and reduces the alge growth.
Sometimes I suck the uneaten food and fish poop off the botom of the tank with a turkey baister.
If the tanks get too green, I move the bettas to quart jars & use bleach to kill the alge. Then rince them and move the bettas back.
I feed them frozen brine shrimp or high proteen betta pellets or skeeters when I can find any.

mahoro
10-21-2008, 12:23 AM
i remember looking at the pics of ur betta room... *i wish i can do that to my place too... * * so it doesn't matter if they get any light right?

PhishPhreek
10-21-2008, 12:26 AM
I've never tried raising any in the dark and it makes it hard to enjoy them if you can't see them. *
But, yes, they don't need any extra light.

mahoro
10-21-2008, 02:07 PM
well.. its not going to be in the dark... just very little amount light in the area... and i am not trying to breed them or anything... just keeping them for pets...

algarciajr
10-21-2008, 02:30 PM
Great idea with the bunkhouse phishphreek.