Littlefish Posted August 29, 2021 Share Posted August 29, 2021 (edited) This morning we went for a walk and discovered these beauties in a roadside ditch. Here our intrepid botonist gets a closer look. He loves plants, leaves, twigs and cones. He just waded right in. This ditch is normally mowed and will be as soon as the rainy season ends. My hope is to get my 75g setup outside and grab some of these before they disappear. I'm thinking of going bare bottom and setting up a rectangular windowbox plantar hanging in the back of the tank, filled with potting soil and collected plants. Maybe I'll use sts on the bottom and do some lillies or a sword, too? Here is the stand I rigged with leftover (cheap!) lumber and landscape blocks I found thrown along the creek behind the house. Just need to get the tank on there, finish level, and fill. Maybe this afternoon. It gets full sun from 9 to 12, then dappled shade. No filter or pump is planned for now. Just a heater this winter. This pond beside it has a million endlers and clear water, I think from all the lettuce. I harvest half weekly, just to have a place to put their flake food. There is also an elderly black neon tetra and juvi cory that were put in there this summer when the 75g was emptied. It will be interesting to see what happened. The fencing across the top is temp to keep my dog out. He'll spend all day trying to catch them if i didn't block him. The plan is for a trouble free tank, like this pond has been. Edited August 29, 2021 by Littlefish Too many pics 7 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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