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Old 07-12-2009, 09:45 PM   #1
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Quarantine tanks...

What are your experiences? I'm pretty sure the "better safe than sorry" principle comes into play. Also, is 10G a good size for a QT tank? (Yes this is for SW)
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well i dont know about sw. though a qt will depend on what you keep. i have 40 and 60 gallon qt. i know others with 100-200 gallon qt.
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A very good idea for the SW tank.

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I would also like to know if you keep them set up or do you pull them out when you need them? If you keep them set up, how do you keep them cycled?
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You would have to keep the filter media from the QT somewhere in your main tank to keep the beneficial bacteria on it so that when you set your QT back up it`s ready to go.
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Wow you guys responded within like 5 seconds O__o

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and i was also going to ask what spoonman asked.

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I would also like to know if you keep them set up or do you pull them out when you need them? If you keep them set up, how do you keep them cycled?
for fw i keep mine empty. once i need it i have filters on other tanks i move over. i keep it bare bottom to make it easy to clean.
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i also keep mine bare botomed
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We have one of each (FW & SW) at the ready. They are only run when need be and we either move media or rock rubble.
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Thats what I thought. I just had to use mine for the first time. The fish unfortunately didnt make it. I just tore it down and cleaned it with water/bleach, stored it in the garage and threw away the media. Then I cleaned the HOB, put in new media and started it up in one of my main tanks to get bacteria started on it for when I need it again. I assume I am doing this right?
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