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Old 10-26-2013, 06:56 PM   #1
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Quantine tank setup

I am ready to setup my quarantine tank and need to know what all to buy.
I want this to be a permanent tank to setup.
How large do I need the quarantine tank to be if I have an 80 gallon?
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:48 PM   #2
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QT is a necessity. Here's a video you should watch:

How to Quarantine and Medicate Fish - YouTube

I personally would not QT wrasses or gobies especially if they are sand burrowing type...unless they are already sick and it becomes a necessity.
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:11 PM   #3
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:35 PM   #4
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I use a 20 gallon long with a small hang on back filter filled with poly-fill (found at craft stores) to add some flow I place the HOB on my main tank a week before setting up the QT this seeds the poly-fill and helps with the ammo/trites If you plan to leave it set up you'll need to blind feed it to keep the BB alive Add a small heater and a few pieces of PVC joints for the fish to hide in
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Yup, that video pretty much sums it up. I'm currently using a 5G QT for my 17G nano. Just make sure to be on top of your water changes and test frequently.
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:36 PM   #6
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Just got a 20 gallon with H.O.B and heater and LED's
I bought saltwater from Petco ( which claims to be ready to go) how long do I need to wait before I can put a fish in to quarantine?
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Just got a 20 gallon with H.O.B and heater and LED's I bought saltwater from Petco ( which claims to be ready to go) how long do I need to wait before I can put a fish in to quarantine?
What do you plan on doing with new fish? Just observe it for couple weeks or preventatively treat it with medication?
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I just plan on watching it for a few weeks
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Just got a 20 gallon with H.O.B and heater and LED's
I bought saltwater from Petco ( which claims to be ready to go) how long do I need to wait before I can put a fish in to quarantine?
Wait until the temp is stable then acclimate the new fish to that tank Keep a close eye on the parameters
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