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Old 03-19-2006, 09:39 PM   #1
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Q-tank questions... bare bottom qtank with LR?

Just curious if he or any other fish comes down with Ick, I think I see a spot, is that LR or base rock I am using need to be fallow as well for 8 weeks after he is cured before new fish come to the qtank or should I just use dry base rock and rotate it and sun dry it between uses? I'm using a 12gallon mini bow with CF and HOB.


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Old 03-20-2006, 06:38 AM   #2
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LR should not be used for a QT. It's best not to use any rock at all in a QT. Nothing porous except the sponge of the filter. Flower pots and PVC pipe make nice hiding places for the fish and easy to sterilize between uses of the QT.
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