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Re: NFC: Re: LIVE FOOD
Actually I had most of the problems you suggested
as possible . My neighbors fogged their place with
insect killer about 1/4 mile away but I could smell it
strongly and had a little panic attack . Covered the
tank and they seemed to suffer no lasting problem
.When I first placed the tank it was in mostly shade .
Just before the 100+ temps the sun had moved in the
sky to put the tank in mostly sun .I took the hint and
moved the tank back inside . Before that though a
rainstorm overflowed the tank and several minnows
followed the flow . When the weather did cool they
went back outside . In the moderately hot weather
letting algae cover a lot of the glass and adding
duckweed seemed to make them comfortable . Duckweed in
my daphnia pools seemed to reduce production but
before the duckweed was added the daphnia tuned a
stressed red in the heat . After duckweed they
returned to more normal colors . I think they would
have totally crashed without it . Not a very
scientific observation though .
Long ago I had a simple dug and plastic lined
pond in Wisconsin with a light over it for leftover
fishing minnows and little "sunfish" and anything the
neighborers dropped in after fishing trips . On a
summer evening I would set out by the pond and watch
fish leap out of the water to catch the bugs . Very
--- Joshua Wiegert <JLW at dune_net> wrote:
> Hey Bill.
> Barring anything like pesticide, rain flood, or
> anything of the sort, it
> seems like a fine idea to me. . . . All you've done
> is make a mini-pond.
> Just beware the Arkansas sun... Unlike a pond, which
> can be shaded and is
> only hit at the top, you've got a glass tank that
> can be hit from all sides
> by the sun, and -- worse yet -- you might just wind
> up with the infamous
> magnifying glass effect.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: BILL HOPPE <zzzzzzbill at yahoo_com>
> To: nfc list <NFC at actwin_com>
> Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2001 7:50 PM
> Subject: NFC: LIVE FOOD
> > I think I've solved my live food needs . At
> > least 90% of it . I still add some worms to the
> mix .
> > What I did was to move my 55 g to the outside of
> > back living room window on the deck and added a
> > electric light . Every night is a feeding frenzy
> > The madtoms are not a bit light shy then .They hit
> > good size moth like a great white . All my Sugar
> > Creek fish are in that tank . Its a real pleasure
> > watch thru the window while the Darters nail the
> > mosquitos . An hour and a half of light gives them
> > they can handle . Less time than that most nights
> . In
> > the morning I run a net across the top of the tank
> > remove excess beetles and moth wings , take out 2
> > buckets of water , pore the buckets into my tomato
> > pepper potted plants on the deck and then top the
> > with fresh water . Everybod is happy but I have
> > feeling someone will tell me I have disaster in
> > making . Any dire experiences with such a thing ?
> > =====
> > Bill Hoppe
> > Yellville Arkansas
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