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Old 01-16-2005, 03:19 PM   #1
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what's a good size for a quarantine tank?

I have a 30g hexagon from oceanic and was wondering if this would be good for a quarantine tank. The only thing is that is so tall it's sometimes a pain to deal with. If I buy a regular 20g would that still be oK or should I stick with the 30 gal? What do you guys think?

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Old 01-16-2005, 05:24 PM   #2
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I use a 20gal for my Qt. i think it should be fine.

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Old 01-16-2005, 06:14 PM   #3
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I also use a 20 gal.
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Old 01-16-2005, 06:29 PM   #4
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Old 01-16-2005, 06:34 PM   #5
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Really depends on what type of fish you are getting. A 10Gal will work, but if you have a bigger one all the better. IMO the 30 hex will work fine if you already have the equipment. Otherwise a standard 20 is fine. depending on what type of setup you have the nice thing about a 20 is it will find under many stands.


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Old 01-16-2005, 07:27 PM   #6
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The bigger the better IMO. Easier to keep good water quality in a larger tank. The downside is if you have to ever treat with meds or hypo, more water to manage.
I say if you already have the 30, then just use it.

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