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Old 06-26-2008, 09:15 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Only a few endler fry in the tub at the moment. the adults succumbed to the cooler weather we had a couple of weeks ago. It gets maybe an hour or two of direct sunlight per day.

You really should try setting up a tub, it doesn't have to be huge but bigger will help with stability temp wise on the cooler nights.

The tub has a lone Red Tiger Lotus in it for now.
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Old 06-26-2008, 09:26 AM   #22 (permalink)
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would birds eat the fry ? i have blue herons around here.
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Old 06-26-2008, 09:28 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Possibly, I think that is where the plants provide some cover for the fry. Rob had even suggested trying out some Cherry Shrimp in a tub or pond
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Old 06-26-2008, 09:42 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Cherries sound like a good idea. Now if I can figure out how to prevent my kids from pouring strange concoctions or toys in there..
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Old 06-26-2008, 09:57 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Tell me about it, mine seem to like putting dirt and leaves in the tub. I don't think any toys have made it in there yet but I should probably check.
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Maybe you missed the Aquaman holding on to the root of your lotus.
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Old 06-26-2008, 10:11 AM   #27 (permalink)
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haha, I wouldn't doubt it, I don't check the "tub" very often. That is the beauty of tubbin, topping off for water (if it ever stops raining) is about the only maintenance tubs need. Mosquito larvae and other bugs provide the food for the fish and a few plants provide some cover. It doesn't get much easier.
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Do you dechlorinate when topping off ?
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With all of the rain we have had lately, I haven't needed to top it off yet. When the time comes I will either use dechlorinated water or use some water change water to get some ferts into the tub. Assuming the Lotus actually grows.
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Ever thought about a koi pond in your backyard ?

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