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post #11 of 17 Old 12-13-2012, 11:12 PM
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ASome plants are quite sebsitive to temperature changes in my experience, but it should be okay as long as its stable.

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ASome plants are quite sebsitive to temperature changes in my experience, but it should be okay as long as its stable.
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post #13 of 17 Old 12-14-2012, 10:03 AM
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Awesome, I wanted snails in the tank but didn't think there would be food for them. With no water conditioner are the snails not affected by the chlorine? I assume no heater is ok for the plants and snails. The water would never get below about 70f.
gee my planted gold fish tank on the back porch must be really hurting. I finally added a heater for instance when last winter there was a layer of ice at the water's surface.

Porch is closed in on three sides with a screen on the forth side. Temperatures can get down to 20F or so and occasionally lower.

Plants are the typical anacharis/vals and the like.

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maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

see: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/
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post #14 of 17 Old 12-14-2012, 10:31 AM
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gee my planted gold fish tank on the back porch must be really hurting. I finally added a heater for instance when last winter there was a layer of ice at the water's surface.

Porch is closed in on three sides with a screen on the forth side. Temperatures can get down to 20F or so and occasionally lower.

Plants are the typical anacharis/vals and the like.

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What type of vals do you have in that tank ? I'd like to put some in my pond that freezes several times over the course of the winter.

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What type of vals do you have in that tank ? I'd like to put some in my pond that freezes several times over the course of the winter.
Don't remember all the specifics but giant ones with some smaller ones and some corkscrew as well.

If the pond is deep enough the plants will survive the winter at the bottom. How deep depends on how far down the frost line goes in you area.

But that is just my specualtion on what makes sense in rivers and lakes.

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maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

see: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/
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Do your goldfish leave them alone pretty much ?

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post #17 of 17 Old 12-14-2012, 01:29 PM
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Do your goldfish leave them alone pretty much ?
yep

maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

see: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/
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