Originally Posted by Dekz
As I said, Ammonia and Nitrite are also at 0. What magic tricks could my lfs
owner possibly use to run an overstocked tank that aren't available to me?
A quarantine tank is for protecting the fish that are already in the tank, not the new fish. It is completely irrelevant here.
how is that irrelevant? dont you have 2 other fish in the dt? seems really relevant to me
and as for what the lfs
owner could do that you cant. plumb multi tanks together to a sump. that gives him more water volume, making things more stable and allowing for a over crowded bioload.
your fish died and you practice habits that are bad for the fish. its your choice no one can make you get a qt, no one can make you not over crowd a tank. no one can make you do things the way that will likely achive better success. but dont ask for advice then get mad cause its not what you want to hear. your not the first person to over crowd a tank, or not have a qt or think lfs
words are gospel, or have the live stock parish because of the process.if you look you will find 100's of threads like this one with the same result and that will give you your answer