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Old 12-01-2005, 06:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Has anybody ever kept a planted tank outdoors on a patio? Under a patio cover? In cold/warm weather? I live in Arizona and was thinking of doing so and would appreciata any recommendations.
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You wouldn't have been able to find this by searching because I had a hell of a time finding it, but here you go.

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Do it Mike!!!!
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Do it Mike!!!!

Oh, after seeing the tank in the above post, I am definately going to try it. I need to find a decent setup used and then I'm jumping in. Roy, what do you think will happen in the Summer when it's 105 UNDER the patio cover? I wonder what kind of plants can handle the heat?
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You should DO IT.
I did it.
I was a great tank and I miss it.

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It was one of the easiest tanks I've ever done. Every tropical plant I put in there did really well w/ great color like I never had in my indoor tanks.
Native plants never did well at all. I'm not sure why. I did have to take it down when it got cooler out. When the water temps got down in the fifties the plants started to look pretty bad.
I am definitely going to set it up again next spring
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You should DO IT.
I did it.
I was a great tank and I miss it.

https://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...hlight=outdoor

It was one of the easiest tanks I've ever done. Every tropical plant I put in there did really well w/ great color like I never had in my indoor tanks.
Native plants never did well at all. I'm not sure why. I did have to take it down when it got cooler out. When the water temps got down in the fifties the plants started to look pretty bad.
I am definitely going to set it up again next spring
I totally intend to. I think I could keep it up year round here in Phoenix. I am more worried about the summer than the winter. I would keep it under my patio cover, but it gets above 112 degrees regularly here. In the winter I could keep it in the mid to low 70s with a big heater pretty easily. How can I keep it cool?

Maybe, I could run a powerhead or small rio pump attached to 150 feet of coiled hose that ran inside the house and back out through the doggie door.....and left the huge coil inside the airconditioned house..... yea...that's the ticket!
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imatrout, I work with refridgeration as a part of my job. We can rig something up to an exsisting refridgerator cooling system and then run the cooling tubes into the aquarium. We would just need a working system, alot of copper tubing, and a good deal of time to do it.
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Good idea Brian. All we need are parts from a junk fridge,,,,
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Wow.... nice tank neon! I know what my summer project will be next year! I just happen to be moving to a new house with a little "clubhouse" that has electricity out back. It'll look nice with an aquarium on the porch!
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