Help me get rid of my mosquitoes...
Long story short, had a extra plant clipping, placed it in a 18" tall by 6" diameter glass vase (around 2 gallons water). For substrate I used some gravel that had been in small pots in my pond. It is just a small setup for a few extra plant clippings, simple desk style halogen light with a small air pump I had lying around for water circulation.
A few days after I set it up I began noticing mosquitoes on my walls near the vase. I figured that since the gravel was in the pond there must have been a few eggs/larva whatever, so I put handy-wrap over the top to keep them from getting out. So far that is working fine, but about two weeks old and every day there are 4-5 new mosquitoes in that I see above the waterline. I dont know the reproductive habits of mosquitoes, but either the gravel still has larva/eggs in it, or the mosquitoes can lay the eggs as soon as their hatched???
Is there a plant safe and effective way to get rid of them, I can simply leave it covered, but my intention was to have the top open. I would rather not try fish as it is not filtered and I already have two other tanks, so a third full setup isn't an option at the moment.
Last edited by jwm5; 07-22-2010 at 07:05 PM.