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Old 02-12-2015, 09:01 PM   #1
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Quarantine tanks

What's the best way to set up a quarantine tank? Do I have to keep it running even when empty?

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Old 02-12-2015, 09:56 PM   #2
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No need to keep it running if you have no plans to add more fish. I would keep it aside until the time when I need it.
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easiest way is to add a sponge filter to your main tank and run that constantly. When it comes time to use the hospital tank, you just move that sponge filter into the hospital tank with a heater...instantly cycled and ready to go.
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easiest way is to add a sponge filter to your main tank and run that constantly. When it comes time to use the hospital tank, you just move that sponge filter into the hospital tank with a heater...instantly cycled and ready to go.
Untrue. Hyposalinity and copper based medications will nuke any beneficial bacteria coming in...or at all for that matter. Hospital and QT tanks can be run with filtration, but water changes will need to be done to keep the parameters in check.
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Untrue. Hyposalinity and copper based medications will nuke any beneficial bacteria coming in...or at all for that matter. Hospital and QT tanks can be run with filtration, but water changes will need to be done to keep the parameters in check.
wow i was in salt water, sorry guys. Anyways I didn't mean after medicating the tank, and no where did I say water changes weren't needed. Any quarantine tank you should be changing water more frequently
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Is there a minimum size? I'm pretty limited for space so was hoping for a 10 gallon. I only aim to add 3-5 slowly and some corals


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It can be as big as you can afford or have space good.
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Size should kinda be based on what fish you plan to get. A 10g can work for a lot, but if you end up with a larger fish, it might not be enough. I'd go 20g minimum unless you are looking at all small fish.


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I've only got a 40 so there will be nothing large at all. I read that I should use a HOB filter and with a foam from my current set up. Is that right?


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