NANFA-- plants

Rich Butts (
Fri, 29 Mar 2002 20:36:46 -0800 (PST)

When I was about 10 years old in 1955, I got a 10 gallon fish tank at Woolworths department stome. It had a slate bottom and steel sides. My only luxury were a cat fish and 2 zebra danios. My gravel came from the beach at Indian Lake in Worcester, MA as well as most of the plants. I had no light for the tank, but it was full of plants that came from the marshy area aroung the lake. My favorite plant was dandylions. Of cource they would start to faid in a few weeks, but there was an endless supply of goodies that came from the lake. I bet I had the best non lighted tank on gifford drive. :~) The swamp grasses were able to last a long time with no help at all.

That is the beauty of Nanfa. There is a lot of great stuff around there that goes well in a small tank or pond.

Is there anyone out there that has access to a large weed pile of water plants that I could have. Something that would grow well in a Massachusetts summer pond and make lots of oxygen for the fish. Even water hyesynth would be good, if not unique. Any suggestions? I still have a good supply of Dandylions :-) LOL

Best wishes,

Rich Buitts

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