Filling up the tank for Trout in the Classroom

filling-trout-tank

Kindergartners in Ms. Gump’s class helped fill the 55-gallon tank in preparation for the brook trout eggs that will arrive in a few weeks. This will be the third year that Belvedere participates in Trout in the Classroom with the Northern Virginia Chapter of Trout Unlimited. We’re hoping for a successful trout release like the one we had last spring!

Below, students watch the oxygen bubble out of the lava rocks that have just been put into the tank. To create a brook trout habitat, we put sticks and rocks from a local stream into the water to provide beneficial bacteria, then chill the water to 50-55F.

watching-lava-rocks-bubble

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