Judge not lest ye be judged creates a cesspool. Judge others and prepare to be judged by them.
Just know when to keep the verdict to yourself.
These pictures are a few years old and my Aldrovanda died out, but I had Aldrovanda & U. gibba set up in a 10 gallon tank, on the porch. I used the bog water that was nearby and they flourished. Snails naturally came with the water. I also used a couple bog plants.
I didn't have an algae problem, presumably because the U. gibba (and possibly snails) partially blocked the light.
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This book speaks of habits of most of the species of mosquitos around the world. http://www.google.com/aclk?sa=l&ai=C...-2688262715030 The author lists and describes those that breed in stagnant water as well as those that prefer flowing/fresh water. One interesting note is he travels to the office building of the association devoted to eleminating malaria and its main vector. Outside, he finds small water puddles of water full of larvae. I consider them friends as larvae, enemies as adults and work with that. For control I mostly use Gambusia, mostquito fish. It works pretty well most of the time.
Not gonna happen. Mosquito: The Story of Man's Deadliest Foe is the title.
Jimscott, thanks for posting the pictures! It looks great! That's very close to what I am trying to accomplish. Right now I am just struggling with making the water less murky. I removed one gallon of murky water and replaced it with one gallon of pure distilled water kicking up a ton of peat in the process, of course, but I expect it to be much less murky after it settles a bit. I'm thinking that I really should have rinsed the peat more beforehand, but hindsight is 20/20.
On the bright side, the U. gibba already seems to be growing quite a bit.
If you put a rock or plate or something in the tank pour the water over that when you add it and it will help to prevent the peat from stirring up too much.