Originally Posted by bubba rust
So I live in Arizona about 30miles west of Phoenix in one of those manufactured homes. I have a 100 gallon aquarium I would like to get set up but the only place I think could support the weight of it would be on my concrete back porch. would it be even possible to keep something in it with out worrying about the high temperatures?
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I think so. The tank would need to be shaded for the most part. Just a little direct sunlight would allow algae to grow very well and act as any standard aquarium plant would by filtering the tank water.
You'd definitely need hardy fish that would tolerate the warm water in the summer and the cooler water in the winter. Zebra Danios would be my choice. They can handle changes in water chemistry very well, and thrive in cooler and warmer water.
I would emerse the bare roots of the Chinese evergreen with the leaves above the water. This land plant is great for keeping the water in larger tanks free of the more toxic forms of nitrogen like ammonia and nitrite. You wouldn't need to change the tank water nearly as often.