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Re: windowsill planted tank...
I have two small tanks on a window sill. They get direct sunlight
early in the morning, for 2-3 hours. Both have plants and fish. There
don't appear to be any ill-effects, and the plants to very well. I
used to use heaters and artificial light during the winter, but now
that it got warmer, I don't use either.
I would be concerned about a window-sill tank if it got direct sun
light in early afternoon, when the light is very strong. A small tank
could have large temperature fluctuations in that way.
But morning or evening light should be ok.
On 18 Jun 00 at 3:48, Aquatic Plants Digest wrote:
> Subject: windowsill planted tank...
> I am thinking of setting up a small planted tank on a deep
> north-facing windowsill. This window is very tall, very bright, but
> it gets no direct sunlight except around 6:30 p.m. when a small ray
> hits it from the west. I plan to have fish in this tank as well.
> If possible, I would like the tank to be unheated (except maybe in
> winter) and I would also like to NOT have artificial light on it.
> Does this sound like a pipedream, or could I successfully grow some
> nice low-light plants in such a setup? Has anyone done anything
> like this?