Miniature Pond?

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Miniature Pond?

Post by t_k.. » Fri, 31 Jan 1997 04:00:00



I have what amounts to a birdbath basin passing for a small pond.
(Looks nicer than it sounds)  The kids seem to like it and I was
wondering if it was possible to create a miniature-sized ecosystem?
Duckweed is the only aquatic plant that might satisfy the need, but I
was wondering if the crayfish someone was talking about earlier might
serve for aquatic life?  Any suggestions?    

 
 
 

Miniature Pond?

Post by Johanna Stephens » Fri, 31 Jan 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>I have what amounts to a birdbath basin passing for a small pond.
>(Looks nicer than it sounds)  The kids seem to like it and I was
>wondering if it was possible to create a miniature-sized ecosystem?
>Duckweed is the only aquatic plant that might satisfy the need, but I
>was wondering if the crayfish someone was talking about earlier might
>serve for aquatic life?  Any suggestions?    

   Snails maybe??
 
 
 

Miniature Pond?

Post by t_k.. » Fri, 31 Jan 1997 04:00:00



Quote:


>>I have what amounts to a birdbath basin passing for a small pond.
>>(Looks nicer than it sounds)  The kids seem to like it and I was
>>wondering if it was possible to create a miniature-sized ecosystem?
>>Duckweed is the only aquatic plant that might satisfy the need, but I
>>was wondering if the crayfish someone was talking about earlier might
>>serve for aquatic life?  Any suggestions?    

>   Snails maybe??

I thought all snails were a threat to plant life?  It's an option if I
can be sure that the species I purchase won't get into my flower beds.
(I've had my share of problems with slugs.)  Any suggestions?

In the same vein, I can't select anything that might have a
get-up-and-go feeling because there's a swimming pool nearby.   Don't
even want to think about what would happen if the family pet got
caught in the filtration system.   Otherwise I would have loved to opt
for a newt.

 
 
 

Miniature Pond?

Post by David Putma » Sat, 01 Feb 1997 04:00:00


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> >>I have what amounts to a birdbath basin passing for a small pond.
> >>(Looks nicer than it sounds)  The kids seem to like it and I was
> >>wondering if it was possible to create a miniature-sized ecosystem?
> >>Duckweed is the only aquatic plant that might satisfy the need, but I
> >>was wondering if the crayfish someone was talking about earlier might
> >>serve for aquatic life?  Any suggestions?

> >   Snails maybe??

> I thought all snails were a threat to plant life?  It's an option if I
> can be sure that the species I purchase won't get into my flower beds.
> (I've had my share of problems with slugs.)  Any suggestions?

> In the same vein, I can't select anything that might have a
> get-up-and-go feeling because there's a swimming pool nearby.   Don't
> even want to think about what would happen if the family pet got
> caught in the filtration system.   Otherwise I would have loved to opt
> for a newt.

Depending on depth, and how cold it gets, how about a couple of gold
fish or the "rosy minnows" that were being posted about a few weeks ago?