Planning A Future 38l (10g) Native British Tank - Wild Caught

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  1. TheWanderingFish

    TheWanderingFishNew MemberMember

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    I have a spare 38L tank sat not doing anything.. 'wasted potential!' something within screams..

    So an idea was put in my head about native set ups and I thought cold water British small species tanks would be awesome. Wild caught fish and native aquatic plants.

    Now I am hoping to get away without having to buy anything (not including the stand I just ordered.. it was on sale and I didnt have anywhere to put it).

    I am hoping a 4th attempt at acquiring a silent filter will found.

    Meanwhile, I know where I can catch local minnows and sticklebacks (I think). I was thinking max of 10 fish, slightly more than I need to account for the few that most likely wont make it.

    Anyone else already have a similar set up and can offer some advice or info to help make this work?

    Thanks.
     
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    On youtube there are a lot examples

     
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    Youtube was one I hadnt checked yet.

    I could do something like that and if it came to it, I could also release into the wildlife pond or even where I got them from.
     
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    Did you see the related vids?
     
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    Great Crested Newts would be cool.

    We used to catch them in the marshlands just beyond South East London when we were kids.

    Great looking creatures. Although I think they may be officially endangered by now.
     
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    I watched a few of them yes.

    I will need to have a look into the tank and see if I will like the 'look' of it etc. I still have a betta or two as an alternative!

    PRETTY sure they are now! Protected species and everything.
     
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    In Holland they're protected btw
     
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