The brooder is ready (I hope). I've replaced my original idea (a cardboard box) with a storage container. The litter is ground corn cobs over puppy training pads. The heat lamp (red) has been tested for 3 days and holds a consistent 88° F. I was really proud of that. The spacing above the brooder was just my first guess and it was right on. No adjustment necessary. The plan, once they move in calls for turning the room light on at about sunrise to get them used to the day-night cycle? The little glass bowl is for grit since y'all have advised against my original plan of mixing it in with the food. Next Wednesday is the big day. Right about now, four days hence OldGal and I will be on our way to Cameron to pickup our twelve little aquatic darlings. I've already printed out the Google map. We are so excited. I know it's kinda small, but they'll only be in it about 2 weeks at the most. As always hints and comments, are most appreciated.