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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #505

Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2000 08:03:18 -1000
From: Lori Shimoda <lshimoda at www_cns.queens.org>
Subject: Re: Outdoor Aquarium Qs

>>1 If I have an uncovered tank, will their be a problem with frost or
>>will the water temp. protect the emersed leaves?

>Any leaves left unprotected or not adapted to extreme cold
>temperatures will be susceptible to frost damage.  I don't think that
>the water temperature is going to offer any protection to leaves that
>are out of the water.  If you could cover your tank thus providing an
>insulating layer of warm air, your plants may survive.  I used to put
>blankets or card board boxes over my veggies to protect them from an
>early frost.
There's a good idea -- devise a cold frame for the top.  Some lightweight
PVC tubing and joints and some heavy clear plastic should get you thru
OK.  Search around some gardening sites for ideas.