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Old 03-13-2003, 06:47 PM   #1
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Quarantining healthy looking fish from your LFS?

Do you quarantine healthy looking fish if you get them from your LFS?

If they look healthy and they eat is their any reason to do this. I am just concerned that I don't pass on ick into my display tank?

Looking for everyone's opinion.
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Old 03-13-2003, 06:55 PM   #2
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My advice is quarintine EVERYTHING in all cases. My say becasue I lost every fish in my FW tank becasue of ICK.
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I have bought fish that look very healthy but were not. They just were not showing signs of it yet. Better to be safe than sorry.
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How long do you quarantine?
One week? Two?

Do you have any substrate or LR in your QT?
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1 month is usually long enough.
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Yep. 4 weeks. Check out our article on how we recommend you quarinteen.

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/showqu...q=2&fldAuto=17
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Old 03-13-2003, 09:44 PM   #7
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Thanks for the link to that article.
As my QT has been cycled with some live rock, I guess I can look forward to my first purchase. The main tank is almost there.

Now for that first fish selection...but that's another topic
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I think the topic is good but how do you control your chemical balance with only that type of filtration? I had problems with my nitrate and trites being real high. If you put live rock in to help then you can't treat ick with copper because you will have to take the LR out sooner or later to take down the tank. A skimmer is expensive, a DSB wouldn't cost much but you needs something so keep it clean and chances are your chemicals to treat a disease will kill them.

This hobby is a lose - lose situation. I fell you just have to be real LUCKY!!!! or be rich and buy all the necesarry mechnical filtration for a quality Q. tank.
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I had a lot of trouble with my Q-tank and am convinced that is why I lsot my flame angel. I was acclaimating my newest addition, a royal gamma to my Q-tank he started looking acting funny and stressed. Finally gave up and acclaimated him to my main tank. Been doing great for three weeks now.

I for one am giving up on Q-tank. I think buy from reputible dealer. pay attention to your fish before purchase. acclaimate carefully, perhaps a freshwater dip if parasite concern is high, throw in a little good luck and hope for the best.
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Here is a simple solution for a q tank. buy a 10 gallon with a small mechanical filter,heater and a piece of PVC pipe. When you plan on buying a new fish fill the tank with water from you main tank. Turn on the filter and heater with the pvc pipe in there and get it up to temp the day before. Get the fish acclimate him and monitor him, treat him if he gets sick. After a month put him in the main tank and discard of the water and put the tank and equipment back in storage. It could not be any simpler.
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