Originally Posted by carey
thats' exactly what I thought. Mine even runs copper BUT I still had my tragedy in the 125g.
It sounds like preaching, but you should QT for some time at least. i am in the process of setting up a permanent QT large enough for most fish now.
Sorry to preach, I just lost most of my fish and it happened in a heartbeat. A good wholesaler can have bad things happen too.
I am not saying don't Qt,it all depends on your own situation.
You don't know exactly what caused the deaths in your 125gallon tank,whether something was brought in on on livestock or it was that you rushed the tank,didn't even have the sump operational initially.Remember I poised the question in your 125 gallon build post that you might be moving to fast and not letting the tank run completely operational a couple weeks at least before putting in livestock.Parameters showing ok is not the sole indicator that everything is good to go.
I'm very sorry for the livestock you lost and know from my first experience 6 years ago how it hurts.
A QT tank is a great idea in your situation but the key in starting new tanks (IMO
) is patience.Let the tank run a couple weeks,all equipment running, after tests show everything is good to go and try to have all the rock you are getting in the tank from the beginning.
Realize waiting is the hardest part.