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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
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.