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Old 09-05-2003, 02:02 PM   #1
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Isolation/Hospital tank

Has anyone had experience with using an Eclipse system for an isolation tank? I have a newly setup 125gal s/w tank cycling right now. I have made the mistake before of not having an isolation tank but am short on space. Any comments?
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Old 09-05-2003, 08:55 PM   #2
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What fish do you have? How big is the eclipse system?
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Old 09-07-2003, 08:24 PM   #3
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I have an eclipce it was recomended by my lfs and some other sites I have the eclipse 2 with the bio wheel and so far so good for me but I am no expert I just got started with this hobby 3 weeks ago good luck
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my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

i just got a 40g with like 6 inches of live sand and it is loaded with corals and inverts it was given to me by a friend she had it for 3 years there is a brain coral wellsophyllia and a platygyra brain worm coral green striped mushrooms and red mushrooms yellow colony polyp and button polyp and some type of hard coral not sure what it is also alot of kenya tree oh ya and 2 giant star fish
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What is the capacity of that Eclipse system? Typically what is recommended for a QT set up is a 10-20 gallon set up. The eclipse system by itself is fine just as long as you follow the other recommendations for setting up a QT tank. There is quite a bit of information here on the topic. I would caution though that you should have a fully cycled display tank before move any livestock into it. Ideally, use some of the display tank to fill your QT tank. This will give you the benefit of having the same water chemistry for both - less stress for the fish. HTH 8)
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Skip the Eclipse

Regardless of what kind of tank you opt for consider this. If you are medicating your fish, hence the reason their in the hospital tank , then you're most likely using medications that treat bacterial infections. If so, then your bio-filtration will be rendered useless since it will get killed along with the "bad" bacteria. A simpler and cheaper way to go is a glass tank with a sponge filter and a small pump. The sponge filter can be seeded with tank water -- assuming it's not contaminated -- and the only other thing you'll need is a heater. You can typically get all of these items for much less than the cost of an eclipse system.
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sure now you tell me this oh well
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my tank for now is a 60g with a little live sand and then just play sand I got 80 pounds of live rock now I have a wet dry with no bio balls and a protein skimmer and uv steralizer I have power compacts 260 watts I have 1 damsels 1yellow tang 1 flame angel one yellow strip maroon clownfishand and a feather duster and a bulb anemones that the clown lives in and colony polops and some kenya tree corals and 2 fire shrimp snails and hermit crabs and some other crabs

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