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Old 01-01-2009, 06:01 PM   #11
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[quote=Got Water?;937495]OK,
Do you need to adjust lighting or water flow (i.e. power heads) depanding on what is in the QT?

Would the lighting and water circulation be the same for corals?
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Old 01-01-2009, 07:24 PM   #12
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My vote is always for both freshwater and saltwater.
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Old 01-01-2009, 09:06 PM   #13
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After seeing what my husband has to do every day with the hyposalinity treatment... ALWAYS!!!!
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Old 01-02-2009, 03:54 PM   #14
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Do you need to adjust lighting or water flow (i.e. power heads) depanding on what is in the QT? Would the lighting and water circulation be the same for corals?
A simple 10 gallon QT for a fish doesn't need a power head OR a light, just a filter and a heater. A QT for corals, on the other hand, does need sufficient flow and lighting.

I have to admit, even though I am newly committed to quarantining all new fish, I am not planning to invest in equipment to quarantine new corals. Is that short-sighted?? Maybe I should post a new poll about how many people QT their new corals. I'm not sure I want the answer though.
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If I'm going to set up a QT I thought it would be wise to quarantine anything that goes in my tank. A LFS had to brake down a whole tank because of one coral with some hitch hiking flatworms. It wiped out everything in it. It's just not worth the risk.
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