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Old 11-20-2004, 12:06 PM   #1
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How to set up Quarantine Tank?

My main tank is being cycled and is just about finished. On the advice of group members, I am setting up a quarantine tank.

My question is how to set it up. I have to do a 30/40% waterchange in the main tank to heop bring down my still very low amonia readings to 0.....could I use that water to put in the quartine tank.....would I just take some coral rock out of the main tank to put in the quartine tank? Anything else I need to know about quarantine tanks?

Because I am new to the group, I have not figured out how to put in the abbreviations in my text and I know they are handy and quick for group members to read. Could someone tell me how that is done?

Thanks everyone.....

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Old 11-20-2004, 12:58 PM   #2
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Here is an excellent article on how to set up a simple qt.
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/showqu...q=2&fldAuto=17
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Old 11-20-2004, 01:24 PM   #3
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Thanks Kurt for the link to the QT article.
What is a sponge filter? Is that just one of the "hang over the back" type with a sponge in it?
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Just a trickle filter is enough. You can get a sponge( just a regular sponge) from your LFS and seed it with nitrifying bacteria from your main. Place it in your sump or filter in you main for a week or 2 and transfer it to the qt tank filter. That along with water from you main, and you have a ready to go qt .
Just don't get a sponge from the grocery store or something. Those are sometimes treated with chemicals that you don't want .
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