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Old 03-28-2015, 04:22 PM   #21
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To quarantine or not to quarantine

That's exactly my point. Make the QT as inviting as the main tank. It needs to be a place of peace and healing. Otherwise it becomes a killing box.


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Old 03-28-2015, 04:42 PM   #22
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That's exactly my point. Make the QT as inviting as the main tank. It needs to be a place of peace and healing. Otherwise it becomes a killing box.
I kind of keep my QT like that , it has a thin sand bed and a small rock pile with a cave or 2 on one end so there's a nice swimming section to move around I have a 20 long it also makes it easier to catch them when ready to go to main tank
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That is not true in the slightest. This is directly from Randy Holmes-Farley from some time ago on the subject.
Sorry for my mistake. I didn't mean to sound like that was the end all, I was just trying to say that in a QT that would be it's main purpose and the other uses like removing metals are already done by your rodi system. I just meant within the confines of a QT, the uses of carbon are rarely needed.
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I agree with gregcoyote here. For those of you who don't QT, the risk is run, but if it works for you that's good and I have had my fair share of not QT'ing. For those of you who do QT, it only makes sense to put in the effort to create a safe and nurturing environment

That being said, do what works for you. But know the risks/constraints of both methods.
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I kind of keep my QT like that , it has a thin sand bed and a small rock pile with a cave or 2 on one end so there's a nice swimming section to move around I have a 20 long it also makes it easier to catch them when ready to go to main tank

Very cool. Mebbid and I have been debating on the forum for years and I for one enjoy it. Nobody is right all the time, certainly not me. And having open discussions about topics this important are what drives the forum forwards. You should have seen the debates Mr_X and I had years ago. Wheee. Dary had to referee. We eventually found it was a matter of communication and that we agreed on most everything. This is the best forum I participate in as we as a group tend to treat each other with respect I don't see on other forums.


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You should have seen the debates Mr_X and I had years ago. Wheee. Dary had to referee.
Debates? Must have been back in the heavy drinking days
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If one had QTd all his stuff from the start including LR came from LFS then it is possible that the DT is totally free from parasites and QTing the new comers would help. Remember that parasites can be carried through the water from whatever that came from LFS. That includes the corals, inverts and additional LR.
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I like how you word that, ima have to steal that
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Very good discussion. Having experienced the bullet in the chamber (ich outbreak) about two years ago with the addition of that "one last fish", I have quarantined every new addition to my display tank since with no further outbreaks. It was an expensive and painful lesson in my case.


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Very good discussion. Having experienced the bullet in the chamber (ich outbreak) about two years ago with the addition of that "one last fish", I have quarantined every new addition to my display tank since with no further outbreaks. It was an expensive and painful lesson in my case.


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How big was your tank and your live stock before you added your last fish? I figured you were already on the threshold of overstocking when you added the last one and it created stress to all of them. After adding the last one how long before the outbreak appeared and which fish got it first?
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