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Old 09-02-2011, 05:02 PM   #1
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Is QTing neccesary?

Before u rip me a new one, I'm QTing, just know some don't. I would like to hear others opinions of y they do or don't... This isn't a debate, it's an inquiry...
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Old 09-02-2011, 05:09 PM   #2
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I'm doing it now after I lost 6 fish due to not qt'ing. If I had qt'd the blue caribbean tang he would have died within a week or less and saved all my other fish. It took tragedy for me to take this step.
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Old 09-02-2011, 05:16 PM   #3
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Personal preference i guess..,but i can't understand why anyone wouldn't do it..
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Old 09-02-2011, 05:22 PM   #4
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I do it if I don't get the fish from my LFS, since they QT all fish for 2 weeks and FW dip them in front of you before they sell them to you.
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Old 09-02-2011, 05:31 PM   #5
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i had the same issue though, my lfs qt'd a blue caribbean tang for me, even dipped him and within 5 days or so he died and took 5 other fish with him.

I'm pretty liberal but I feel the extra 2 weeks or so isnt gonna do anything but good. It's worth it in my opinion.
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Old 09-02-2011, 05:34 PM   #6
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my QT tank also is having obnoxious parameters. stupid nitrates... would it help to just add 1 small piece of live rock to help with the bio filtration?
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Old 09-02-2011, 05:35 PM   #7
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I wouldnt. If you have to treat the tank it will leech into the live rock. Maybe do a water change? Export some of those trates out?
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Old 09-02-2011, 05:38 PM   #8
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what if i take the rock out when disease time comes?
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There other reason to QT other than disease prevention..
If my LFS guaranteed 100% healthy disease free fish ,i would still QT it
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Yep, QT everything after ich wiped out my tank.
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