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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-01-2012, 02:34 AM Thread Starter
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Window Seal tank.

So i live in an apartment and my bedroom has has a south facing window. I was thinking that it would be cool have a tank on the window seal getting the light from the sun, Didnt know if there was a name for tanks that use natrual sun light, or a name for window tanks.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-01-2012, 03:28 AM
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I call those algae farms.
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Direct sun from a south facing window (given that you are in the northern hemisphere, of course) can get really hot, and so much light demands CO2. You could put a sheer curtain in the window and reduce the light some, and this may keep the tank cooler.
Will there be good light in the winter? Some of my tanks get winter light because the sun is lower, and reaches under the eaves. In the summer the eaves keep the sun away in the middle of the day, but morning and evening sun comes in.

My plants thrive in natural light, but without CO2 yes, algae will also have a field day.
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Sun is a seasonal variable that I try to avoid as it is constantly changing.
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