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Re:outdoor tank

Hi Joo

Nope, no floaters in the glass tank.  I actually allow the tank to overflow 
in the rain.  Why not?

Also, if you go to the big nurseries, you will be able to buy peat quite 
cheaply.  You need to look around, but I am sure you will find it.


At 03:48 AM 11/26/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Date: Fri, 26 Nov 1999 16:31:36 +0800
>From: "Joo Tan" <zoologist at mailcity_com>
>Subject: 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.

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