Re: NANFA-- plastic storage tubs as aquariums?

R. W. Wolff (
Thu, 22 Feb 2001 15:30:34 -0600

They are all in partial shade, usually getting early morning or late
afternoon sunshine. The shade is just filtered sun through trees. The
couple of tubs further out in the garden get more direct sunlight, and
sometimes develop green alage, but if I can get the vegamat in place early
enough in the spring this usually stops that from happening. One thing, the
vegamats are not maintenance free, you have to carefully weed them. I advise
not using salvini, azolla, or duckweeds for surface vega mats. Try
something easier to control like water lettuce, water hyacinth, parrot
feather, and frogbit along with floating submerged " bunch" type plants-
elodea, water sprite, coon tail, milfoils etc.

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