I was thinking of setting up an outdoor aquarium since I don't have room in the house anymore for my 50 gal
Would it be possible to set up the tank outside? I live in Southern California near the beach where it doesn't get too cold, maybe 40s to 50's on winter nights.
I want to make it as self sufficient as possible.
What kind of fish can withstand cold temperatures? What food sources can I provide....plants, algae, etc?
What can I do to control algae? Can algae eaters stand the cold water? How about snails? I don't want snails that will breed too much and take over the tank.
Is it save to put electrical things outsside if it rains? Heaters, lights , filter, pump?
I don't want to run a heater all the time and run up my electricity bill.
I don't have a whole lot of time to maintain the tank but would still like to set it up.