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Old 07-06-2011, 12:13 PM   #1721
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the guy at the lfs told me he would use the old water but i was thinking i wouldnt use it either
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:16 PM   #1722
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I used half or so when I upped to the 55g, just didnt wanna do the water lugging this time around. I did have a small spike in ammonia though after moving the rock over, lasted about 3 days I'd say. I didn't start putting fish in til a week later. I wanted the tank to settle.

Well, even with all that thought I'm sitting where I am with only 4 fish left.

Just take your time, that's the best advice I can possibly give.
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:23 PM   #1723
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LOL. It took me 3 days to make enough water. I didn't use any of the 55g water though. I had the luxury of having both tanks up at the same time.
When i say three days, i mean 6 hours per day, thats how long it takes to fill up my 32g garbage can. I did it slowly, I'm sure you could speed it up.
Can u tell me the process you took to set up qt... did use subrate?
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:35 PM   #1724
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I do not use swubstrate in a qt tank. or any live rock. Is that what you are asking?
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:25 PM   #1725
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I do not use swubstrate in a qt tank. or any live rock. Is that what you are asking?
Yea.. so just water and pvc tube? Did you have to cycle it?

Edit: after reading last post sorry.. dumb smart phone.
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:28 PM   #1726
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Only reason I ask is I was like you and thought the lfs was good enough not to sell bad fish.. but I may have ich on one.. so hard to tell since he's so small but figured id start a 10 gt tank anyways..
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:33 PM   #1727
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Just need a tank, heater and some sort of filtration. Sponge filters are very popular, I'll be getting on of those and putting it in my sump to collect bacteria. So when I need the qt I'm ready to go.
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Just need a tank, heater and some sort of filtration. Sponge filters are very popular, I'll be getting on of those and putting it in my sump to collect bacteria. So when I need the qt I'm ready to go.
So no cycle required just add water and tube?
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If you have a sponge filter runningin your sump you'll move that to the qt, then you have a cycled filter in the qt. Otherwise you are not cycled and will have to do pwc's just as if you are cycling with fish.
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If you have a sponge filter runningin your sump you'll move that to the qt, then you have a cycled filter in the qt. Otherwise you are not cycled and will have to do pwc's just as if you are cycling with fish.
So if I use a sponge filter from an established tank im good.. almost sounds to easy..
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