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Old 06-28-2011, 11:23 AM   #1511
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I use a 20g rubbermaid tub for QT. easy to clean and it puts less stress on the fish as they dont see random movements the room i use the 'stock single bulb light' 50/50 over it with a small hob and heater
I QT at least 3 weeks unless the fish seems too stressed i keep my QT 2 degrees warmer than my DT the idea is if theres any thing the warmer temp will make it rear it ugly head sooner
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:25 AM   #1512
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Yeah a 10 g isn't gonna be big enough for several schooling fish.....you'd probably run the risk of actually stressing them too much, resulting in sickness.
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:28 AM   #1513
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So would a 20g tall or long be better for a qt?
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Probably long as it would allow more side to side swimming room for the larger fish in QT.
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Def long, as for previously stated reasons
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:36 AM   #1516
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a 20 long is better just for the above reason thats what i was using till my wife turned it into a DT now i use the totes to ugly for a DT lol i use the semi clear as they let the light in
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:16 PM   #1517
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hmm having a real problem finding a place for the 20l qt. i am literally fish tanked out. The only section I had I bought a 20L for my community tank upgrade. I also had a hard time geting a tand that was 30", I got the last one on clearance. lol

I'm rethinking putting fish in the 55g now. If they get sick I figure I'll move them into 10g tanks.

It's the best i can do.

On another note, I think I lost one of my cleaner shrimp, havent seen him since he went in and he was a tiny little guy. It's like the death tank these days. My starfish also is loosing a leg from some white gunk but the rest of him looks fine.

Grrr...more problems.
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Carey, did you ever consider mounting a 20 long underneath one of your 125's? I mean yes its gonna tank up space for a refugium but its prob the most convenient and economical spot. Not to mention that a 20 is tiny in comparison to a 125
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Both 125's are full. I have the sump in the reef one and the fluval fx5 which is HUGE under the other.

I may be able to keep a 10g on the shelf of the new stand i got for my freshwater build. And the 55g is split in half with a support beam and wall so it wont fit in there. :-(

Good thoughts though....i just wish i had the room. My mind is still working on it though. I still want a 40B while petco is running their sale. Thatd be a great tank to get.
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See I've never understood the benefits of a breeder tank....and I thought I was overflowing with tanks.... I do however have 2 spare rooms that may possibly become a feed room for breeding.....
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