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    Default Re: Trout in an aquarium.

    Releasing the fish can also cause HUGE problems, especially if you decide to feed them "feeder fish" which more than likely are carrying disease that can cause havok in your local waters.

    The chiller is absolutely needed, especially with a power head which puts off heat in the tank. The best bet if you want native fish is bluegils. If you have green sunfish in your area, those are awesome too! They are just like cichlids. Some other cool stream fish are darters although they are also boring some states have beautiful rainbow darters. You need to be careful, in my state you can't do any netting in trout waters do you may want to look in to that.

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    I've seen trout in two BIG tanks, one at the local Bass Pro Shop and one at the Denver Natural History museum. They seem to have trouble with the glass...every one that I saw had greater or lesser nose damage, apparently from bashing into the glass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diver Dan View Post
    You have choosen wisely.
    Yes you have choosen wisely, I live very close to the first private hatchery in my state and was able to aquire plants of which I was a failure to keep alive in 200 gallon ponds due to the species needs, I still kick myself in the rear for the loses.

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by oarfish View Post
    Yes you have choosen wisely, I live very close to the first private hatchery in my state and was able to aquire plants of which I was a failure to keep alive in 200 gallon ponds due to the species needs, I still kick myself in the rear for the loses.

    Rick
    Video? Pictures?

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    The tank will be in my basement, plus browns don't need colder water like brooks. I'm going to try it either way . I will update my finding this spring.
    "GET THE NETT!!!, ITS AHH BIG ONE!!!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diver Dan View Post
    That no chiller part may actually be a more important thing than you are thinking. You get a bunch of warm days this summer and you are going to be having pets for dinner.

    One thing you may want to check on also, in most states they have a serious fine for transporting live fish. This is to stop the private stocking programs of your average bucket biologist. Also, you need to be sure that it's legal to keep them in an aquarium.
    Or in Minnesota's case... Not too old to harvest fish for aquarium use... think if you're under 13 or 16 you can harvest wild fish for aquariums in Minnesota...

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    Quote Originally Posted by itchmesir View Post
    Or in Minnesota's case... Not too old to harvest fish for aquarium use... think if you're under 13 or 16 you can harvest wild fish for aquariums in Minnesota...
    I still can't figure out how you are supposed to do that even if you are say 12 in Minnesota when you can't transport live fish and taking water from anywhere and taking it with you is considered a mortal sin now. The only way to do it legally is have kid who owns a Star Trek transporter.

    flyfisher4life1, did you find out if it even legal in Michigan first?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diver Dan View Post
    I still can't figure out how you are supposed to do that even if you are say 12 in Minnesota when you can't transport live fish and taking water from anywhere and taking it with you is considered a mortal sin now. The only way to do it legally is have kid who owns a Star Trek transporter.

    flyfisher4life1, did you find out if it even legal in Michigan first?
    Nope, what do the laws say of hatchery bought trout?
    "GET THE NETT!!!, ITS AHH BIG ONE!!!"

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    Selfish and irresposible. If you are going to do it at least go about it the right way and find out the legalities of it and buy a chiller.

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    Default Re: Trout in an aquarium.

    Quote Originally Posted by flyfisher4life1 View Post
    Nope, what do the laws say of hatchery bought trout?
    Well that's kind of your responsibility to find that out.

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