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Old 03-27-2013, 11:31 PM   #1
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Hospital tank

I'll like to start up a 40 gallon hospital tank. I like to know what are the basic things you may need. I was told by few it should be as detailed as you main tank mean all the pumps, timers, and different equipment . Would like you guys feed back what kind of set you may have possible can work for me .
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:34 PM   #2
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I'll like to start up a 40 gallon hospital tank. I like to know what are the basic things you may need. I was told by few it should be as detailed as you main tank mean all the pumps, timers, and different equipment . Would like you guys feed back what kind of set you may have possible can work for me .
No light, a filter that doesn't remove meds, bare bottom, plenty of hidey spots.
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:47 PM   #3
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My hosp/qt tank consist of a clamp on light with a cfl bulb a heater a HOB filter filled with poly-fill and 3 4in. pvc elbo's when im done every thing get a vinegar bath. the filter gets refilled with new poly-fill and is placed on my sump to reseed the poly this system has worked for me going on 13 yrs.
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I was told by few it should be as detailed as you main tank mean all the pumps, timers, and different equipment .
You want quite the opposite. HOB filter, heater (if needed), and a place for the fish to hide & feel comfortable..... that's it.
I keep a small mesh bag of biomax in my sump so it's seeded with BB, and my mixing barrel that I pull pwc water from always has enough water mixed & at temp to fill my QT tank if needed (20 gallons). All I have to do is pull the biomax out, drop it in the small HOB filter, fill the tank with water, plug everything in, and I have a hospital/QT tank up & running within 10-15 minutes.
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Also, for the hiding spots, get some big PVC elbows from Home Depot. The meds don't leach into them and they are cheap for what they are. Good luck
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