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Old 09-02-2006, 03:40 PM   #1
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QT tank size for a 4-5" trigger

Bringing home a 4-5" sargassum trigger next week and need to QT it. I have a 10g tank that is up and running awaiting my next fish but this is too small a tank. I know most don't recommend having LR in the QT tank but I had extra so there' around 10lbs in there that couldu be pulled out if I need to treat the fish. Would a 20g be decently sufficent to house this fish if I keep a close eye on amonia. Hopefully the LR will help a bit...
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Old 09-02-2006, 03:42 PM   #2
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That's not too bad a set up but most QT are in the 29g or bigger that I have seen, especially for that size of fish. IMO
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No one else have a suggestion?
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Old 09-03-2006, 01:28 PM   #4
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That's a nice size fish, congrats.
I think you'll be ok with the 20g as long as you are diligent with keeping an eye on the water parameters. JMO If it was a 20g long, that would be even better.
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Do those ammonia alerts from seachem or Virbac really work....?
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I've used seachems and it worked. I'd change them out every six months or so though, since they are very cheap, as insurance.
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I've used seachems and it worked. I'd change them out every six months or so though, since they are very cheap, as insurance.
I would just use it in my QT tank, so I'd probably just repalce it everytime I got a new fish just to be safe.
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I've used seachems and it worked. I'd change them out every six months or so though, since they are very cheap, as insurance.
I would just use it in my QT tank, so I'd probably just repalce it everytime I got a new fish just to be safe.
That's not a bad idea especially if you are not buying livestock all the time and don't really tend to the QT as much.
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