I set up a QT tank a few months ago for my 130 gal
tank. I have a 10 gal
tank and bought a "Biowheel" type filter rated for the 10 Gal
tank. I ran the filter off of my sump for four or five weeks then filled my QT tank up with water from my main tank (the main had properly cycled). I put the filter on my QT tank, got a heater and put some pvc
elbows in the bottom. All levels tested ok. I bought three small chromis and put them into the QT tank. After a week or so, the ammonia shot up and I had lost one of the chromis. I had to get the other 2 out of the tank and put them in the main.
Are three chromis too much for a 10 gal
QT tank? I ws careful not to over feed them. If it is too many, would you have to get a larger QT tank or get 1 at a time. I just lost another chromis in my main tank tonight after it had been in there for approximately a month. I now have 2 chromis 1 goby and 1 skunk cleaner (snails and hermits also). The tank levels tested fine and everything else looks great.
I want to QT because I know its the right thing to do, but I lost 2 fish because of it (although I know I was the one who screwed it up somehow). I still want to add a yellow tang, 2 true percs and maybe a 6 line to the tank. I want to QT them but now I'm worried I'm gonna kill em! I would QT the tang and the 6 line alone obviously but could the 2 clowns go in a 10 gal
Please, what did I do wrong and how can I fix it. The qt tank has since been sitting with water in it for the last month...nothing on. I have to clean it and start all over. Any help would be greatly appreciated!