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out door ten gallon

right so i have a ten gallon tank i would like to but out side maby add something like a tiger lotus and some other easy plant and maybe some molly's but am worried about some things. would i need some type of filtration or can i use something else a power head or something. i know i don't want it to be stagnant but i have never done anything like this.

also not sure if this should be in the pond sections

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Depending on placement you could have a serious algae problem.

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ya i figured that i would defiantly look to have it well shaded actually, in my garden that would not be a problem.

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Take note of any predators (raccoons, house cats, cranes,) that may see an opportunity for a free lunch... I know I have a local raccoon that comes right into my back Lani to eat my dogs food every now and then Just looks at my cat as he goes crazy without missing a bite

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i wish we had predictors all we have is alot of rabbits. i do know we have a raccoon (dogs have treed it before) but my dogs would kill/ do there best to tree it if it ever was in the area i want to put the tank in.

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o and i don't mean the last part to sound presumptuous

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Not to hijack your thread, but as I was mowing my back garden (1/4 acre wooded cypress oak lot) I was thinking along those same lines... Being in central Florida, temps would permit it...was kicking around the idea of concrete block 200-500 gal cinder block tanks for plants/different livestock.... hmmm.. anyway being your in Ind. what type of power source would you have out there?

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acually i'm in NJ for the summer and the tank would only be for the the summer early fall. where i think i want to put is close enough to the house that i can run and extension cord to the tank.

would love to have a pond though. was originally think a raised pond made out of brick but don't have the money for it

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Have you considered using a barrell or plastic tub instead of a tank? The solid sides should help with algae since the sunlight wouldn't be able to penetrate.

Personally, I just wouldn't want to try and clean a glass and silicone tank after being outside all summer. Also heating and cooling can weaken the silicone seams.





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Lauraleellbp it's more an idea i've been kicking around in my head more than anything. i'm not completely positive i want to go through with it.

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