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Re: Outdoor tank

I'm from Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur to be exact.  The other reason I shelter my tank is because I do not want my tank to over spill with rain water during a heavy thunderstorm.

Alfred, do you keep any floating plants to prevent excessive sun light?  If I don't use any shelter for my tank, will a whole blanket of lemna minor deters alot of sunlight from reaching below? 

I just found out yesterday that the shrimps(about 3 inches) I got in my 55 gallons tank ate the young shoots of my dwarf sword plantlets.  I reckon the Malaysian shrimps do not like algae at all.  As a scavenger they are alright but not as an algae eater. 


>Date: Thu, 25 Nov 1999 22:30:23 +0800
>From: Alfred Heng <alheng at pacific_net.sg>
>Subject: Re:Outdoor tank
>Where are you located?  I have a all glass outdoor tank,  that goes thru 
>mood swings.  It is unfiltered, exposed to direct sunlight. about 20 gals 
>and is topped off with rain water only.
>I have got 22 ottos and 2 guppies in it and they have not had any 
>problems.  The water has been near pea soup before, but at worst now is 
>green/cloudy, but you can always see thru the tank.  At the moment, it is 
>crystal.  Doesn't seem so in the pics, but it is.  Check out my simple web 
>site.  If you have any questions, I will be glad to help, but my replies 
>might be delayed, as I am on the road at the moment.

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