A local donated a good-sized octagonal tank. If Π is still about 3.14, then the tank is about 90 gallons.
I filled it with tap water just before Thanksgiving, let it sit for a few days, then tossed in elodea from the puddle in my backyard. I found a stray leech in my prep room tank, so I tossed that in as well.
We have yet to put together a filter from the variety of pumps and tubes that accumulate in ancient school building, so the tiny critters that hitched a ride on the elodea are still flitting about the tank.
Today we had a hatching--a few mosquitoes clung to the glass under the aquarium cover.
Tomorrow I will show the kids--want to guess who the stars will be in the classroom tomorrow? And not one of the skeeters holds a Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing.
Skeeter image from Agrichemical and Environmental News, December 2002.