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Old 09-18-2011, 01:48 PM   #1
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Quarantine Tank

I wasn't quite sure where to put this one. I don't actually have any sick fish yet, so I decided not to put it in the sick fish forum.

I have two tanks that can be used for quarantines. One is a five gallon, and the other is a ten gallon. I was planning on using the five gallon for freshwater qt, and then the ten gallon for my future saltwater. How does this sound? Any suggestions?
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I'd say for now ... just go with the 10gal and when you get the SW going, then I'd say go with your initial idea.

A 5gal is small, but as a QT I think it works fine. I had a Green Barb in 4 day 4.5gal medical QT bucket until I got a 10gal tank. It healed and it's been back in the display tank for over a week.
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Ok. I've had luck with minimal ilness so far. I had a guppy epidemic, and then some cory problems, but it's seemed to settle down now. If only I'd had the qt when I needed it. But I'll be prepared now. So I'll use the ten gallon for freshwater until I get the saltwater, and then switch when I can.
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But I'll be prepared now. So I'll use the ten gallon for freshwater until I get the saltwater, and then switch when I can.
Yeah, I feel that's the way to go, besides ... it seems that dosages for meds are
packaged for 10gal increments ... PLUS .. the extra 5 gal volume gives you a little more room for error, to control temp fluctuations and swimming room.

Hopefully ... the only time you'll have to use it is for introducing new (not a replacement) stock!
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Yup. Thanks. Maybe a bigger tank will be in the future for my frog so I can have his ten gallon for another qt. lol
Hmm, wonder if my mom would feel it's as important as I do.
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Ok. I've had luck with minimal ilness so far.
Me too but my luck recently ran out. I got some new fish a couple weeks ago that ended up with a columnaris outbreak and I lost 23 fish. Never again will I chance it by not QTing fish before adding to my main tank.
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