Keeping an air pump dry outside?

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    I have a 20 gallon I was going to set up for the summer with some white clouds. I am wondering what methods might work to keep the air pump dry when it rains.

    I would rather not cut any holes to run an airline from inside to outside and I do have an outlet outside near the tank, but I'm not sure if I should leave a pump plugged in out there 24/7.

    Any thoughts on this?

    Thanks!
     
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    I would put it in a cheap plastic flower pot and use the tray that goes UNDER the pot as the lid. Put something else underneath it. You cut a hole in the pot - WHALA. Cheap, cheap, cheap and it will keep that pump dry as a bone.
     
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    Nifty, that could work! I'm excited to try a tank outside.
     
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    I am interested to hear how the outdoor breeding works for you. I have a couple dozen white clouds (many fat females) that just swim around happily in the tank without doing anything.
     
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    I had some wonderful, gorgeous White Clouds from Cory and they all jumped ship. Who knew they could fit through such teeny spaces? I think Mr. Magic might have gotten a couple too. That's his habit.
     

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