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Light schedule for Java fern????

My son planted a Java fern in his 1 or 1.5 g. unheated fish bowl (see photo). He has a small lamp that can have up to a 60 w. bulb in it next to the bowl. As you can see in the photo, there is a south facing window in the room too.

Is this lamp sufficient light for the java fern? If so, how many hours should it be on during the day? OR is no supplemental light required?

Is a 60 w. equivalent CF bulb good for this plant? OR would a different light be a lot better?

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The java fern will probably be fine with just a south facing window.

Unfortunately the Betta may have a harder time than the fern in a small bowl.

Im not trying to be rude at all, just had bad experiences with Bettas in unheated, unfiltered bowls.


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The java fern will probably be fine with just a south facing window.

Unfortunately the Betta may have a harder time than the fern in a small bowl.

Im not trying to be rude at all, just had bad experiences with Bettas in unheated, unfiltered bowls.
I agree. The lack of a filter is a bigger problem IMO. My previous betta was extremely unhappy in the unheated, unfiltered 1 gallon bowl he was in but perked up considerably when I moved him to an unheated, filtered one gallon tank.
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Make sure the rhizome is not under the gravel as it will rot. They need to be attached to a rock or piece of wood.

I use super glue.

The betta will be much happier in a heated tank - they don't like it cold.

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Anyone know if a cheap heater and filter are available online. I was on a budget for most of my life & it just is not that easy with kids.
Lets see if we can provide a link or two. Who know maybe a local has a set up to donate. I can say that as I am not the one looking
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