Re: [Fwd: cold water tank setup]
On Fri, 21 Feb 1997 15:10:41 -0500 Nick LaRocca <godfatha at hotmail_com>
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>Frank Crane wrote:
>> Just discovered your newsgroup, don't know if this subject's been
>> lately: Want to set up a 55 gal tank for cold water native species.
>> Interestted in brook trout, darters and chubs, and if I get really
>> day, a hell-bender. More importantly, interested in plants that
>will do well
>> in colder temps. I'm acquainted with Elodea and other floaters we
>> local cold water stream, but much more interested in bulbs and other
>> broadleaf or grass-like plants.
>> .1. Need sources for cold water plants
>> 2. Need to know if my environment will support my plans, (basement
>> averages 50s in winter and 70s-occasional low 80s (F) in summer.
>> 3. Are systems available for cooling water?
>> 4. The native habitats I'm trying to duplicate have rapidly flowing
>> will that be necessary for my plants to thrive, and if so, is there
>> that will provide that kind of volume?
>> Any advice you can lend will be appreciated, as would an e-mail copy
>> reply fcrane at mindspring_com
Hi Frank Watersprite would do well...I am concerned about your species choices a bit ...80 degrees would be to hot for trout...BTW Have you heard
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