Anyone on here keeping native Michigan fish?
I keep them at room temp. I keep the house cool in the winter.... and in the summer I use fans to keep the watter cool.... along with air conditioning..... It is much more cost effective than running a chiller.... I think this summer the tank crept up to 80 degrees one day..... but the fish seem to handle that well enough.....Ah, very cool! I love that driftwood too.
I guess we have all of those fish around here too, but I don't have an extra tank to play with.
Are you able to keep the tanks cool enough for them, or don't they mind it at room temp or higher?
Since most of the water is cold in the lakes around here I always assumed you'd need a chiller, but maybe not....