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UncleWillie
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PostPosted: 2008.05.20(Tue)20:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jacko, sorry I repeated myself. I tend to forget things very quickly. Smile

Barchef, If you really want to put lake water in your tank you can, but I think it will just be a hassel. You're water will be much cleaner if you just use it from the tap. Plus, you won't be bringing in any other living critters which might die off and foul or deoxygenate the water. Unless you are trying to culture daphnia or the like, I wouldn't bother with lake water.
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Jacko
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PostPosted: 2008.05.21(Wed)0:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

UncleWillie wrote:
Jacko, sorry I repeated myself. I tend to forget things very quickly. Smile


Oh, it wasn't because you were repeating yourself, just because it answered the question perfectly and a ton better than I could have said, plus I remember reading it, which is pretty good for me at the end of the day.

Barchef, there is still non-native organisms and parasites in an aquarium that you won't find in a lake, or there are a few in the lake but while in the aquarium they have thrived. Unless you are using completely all native things from that exact lake, plants from that lake and the like, then there are likely foreign organisms that the lake has not seen that are in your aquarium.
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Barchef
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PostPosted: 2008.05.21(Wed)0:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

No I'm thinking to be all native.

And jacko the lake water is crystal clear, you can see the sunfish very easily, and all of this moss and milfoil and other cool stuff. If the water was dirty I wouldn't rely on it. Only a corner of the lake is dirty, where teenagers...err..nvm. But people control the pollution and I'm not worried because the lake is absolutely immense. It would be interesting at the least to have an all native setup.
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UncleWillie
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PostPosted: 2008.05.21(Wed)16:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes native set-ups are extremely fun. Using lake water to start your tank is fine, milfoil, moss, etc is all fine. But as for water changes, it is not nessesary, tap water/well water will be just fine and easier.
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PostPosted: 2008.05.25(Sun)20:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't want to end up introducing something when I rerelease the fish though.
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PostPosted: 2008.07.10(Thu)11:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

SDSuperChargers wrote:
I've kept bluegills and sunfish I have caught locally here at the lakes and creeks here in San Diego and kept them in an outdoor pond with koi and also with some cichlids in my indoor tanks.
They all get alone fine and are very smart!
Will even eat live food from you hand, not bad for a wild fish that is tamed Smile

Again though, need to check the laws for your state.
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