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Old 04-17-2013, 01:46 AM   #31
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I painted the tank today and got all the equipment put in place. I think this is the set up I'm gonna go with of course I need to get another light but I know what I'm gonna get already, so it's just a waiting game at this point.
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Hey, thanks for all the support, I really appreciate it! I'm gonna be rearranging things on Friday and getting things moved into place. I'm not sure how I'm gonna proceed at this point... I got the go ahead from the wife about moving forward with the 40b but I still need to get another Tao before I do, and I don't think she realizes that. Hmm what to do...
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1. Set up the 40b and then when cycled move the contents of the 10g over. I'm just not sure. I don't have to buy another Tao after all it's only a 10g, I'm thinking I may turn it into a Nem Tank.

2. Wait and get another Tao then keep both tanks up and running, I like this option cause my 10g is coming up on 2 months and progressing nicely. Only one casualty so far, I've lost a Hermit Crab.

3. Keep the 10g as a FOWLR and put the old LED Hood back on it.

Opinions, thoughts, and advice requested.
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:37 PM   #34
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IMO, I would transfer the contents over to the 40B and keep the 10G as the quarantine tank. Trust me when I say a quarantine tank is "HIGHLY" recommended. When I had my 20L I had two clowns that were healthy as can be when I bought them and on week three they developed ick.

I would consolidate the tanks so your efforts are focused in one unless you don't mind having two with a q-tank in addition.
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IMO, I would transfer the contents over to the 40B and keep the 10G as the quarantine tank. Trust me when I say a quarantine tank is "HIGHLY" recommended. When I had my 20L I had two clowns that were healthy as can be when I bought them and on week three they developed ick.

I would consolidate the tanks so your efforts are focused in one unless you don't mind having two with a q-tank in addition.
That's a good idea! I'd actually thought of that a while ago, then once my 40b is stocked then I could turn the 10 into a nem tank. Any ideas for a lighting option on the 10g as a quarantine tank. How do yo maintain a quarantine tank?
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Qt tank doesn't need anything fancy. A standard Power compact fixture will work. Qt tank is easy to maintain. All you need is a tank, light, heater, thermometer, pvc (for fish to hide), and hob filter. You can actually tear the tank down and store it when you don't have any new stock coming in. Just make sure to throw the hob back on the display tank to reseed the sponge with BB when you put the qt back up. Also, no live rock or sand in the qt as this provides a place for ick and other diseases to adhere to.
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Qt tank doesn't need anything fancy. A standard Power compact fixture will work. Qt tank is easy to maintain. All you need is a tank, light, heater, thermometer, pvc (for fish to hide), and hob filter. You can actually tear the tank down and store it when you don't have any new stock coming in. Just make sure to throw the hob back on the display tank to reseed the sponge with BB when you put the qt back up. Also, no live rock or sand in the qt as this provides a place for ick and other diseases to adhere to.
So a QT tank is a glass box with nothing but water and the basics, got it. And how long do you QT for?
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Standard practice is at least 30 days.
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I wanted to get your opinion about the new 40b. I'm going to be doing all the set up tomorrow and moving all but my maroon into the new tank. I'm using premix SW from lfs, I've been using all along, plus some of the water, filter pads, and most of the LR. Technically the 40 shouldn't have a big cycle, because I'm not adding to the bioload, but I was wondering how long do you think I should wait before I add the Beauty into the new tank? It was recommended that I add most of my other fish to the tank before I add my maroon. He's not very big maybe 2"s and the Beauty, as I recall is larger. LFS is holding the fish for me, but I'd like to get your thoughts. Thanks!
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Sorry for the late reply. I'm not 100% sure so I hope another more seasoned veteran can chime in. You make have a mini cycle since you are moving the contents of the 10G to the 40B. Be careful with the sand too. Make sure you rinse it out good before you move it to the new tank. Testing should tell you when the 40B is ready for livestock. It shouldn't take too long. You got good gouge on the maroon. I've always been told that the most aggressive fish in your stocking should go in last.
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