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Old 01-23-2011, 09:07 AM   #1 
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Outdoor Spawn

What do I need for an outdoor spawn? I have already:
5 gallon bucket and an unlimited supply of oak leaves

I want to get it set up so it can start to grow and will be full of mosquito larva by the time its warm enough to start to spawn.
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Once the buckets fill with rainwater-add the oak leaves and let it come to temp and fill with life-when the outside low temp is at least 80F at night add the breeders and some floating plants and let nature take it course.....

I usually can't start this until late May early June and hope we get some rain.....lol.....I like using rain water because I don't cover my buckets when it rain and I don't want to risk too much of a pH shock
I place my buckets so that they get some direct sun for at least 4-5 hours and monitor the water temp and after about a month I may need to start adding more larva to the tank...all depending on how many Bettas and fry I have in the bucket...I also will have a bucket in full sun that I grow green water and daphnia in that I use to add to the 5gal bucket for fry food....the buckets usually will have plenty of food for the fry but I still add some green water on occasion......
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