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Old 04-10-2011, 09:20 PM   #1
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just starting a qt

Just starting a qt it use to be a fresh water tank and has the pebbles not sand or anything im going to do i water chang in my main tank and put it in my qt but i was wondering if the pebbles would work or sould i put sand in there any additional things i should look at getting would help.
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Old 04-10-2011, 11:58 PM   #2
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I'm also thinking of starting a QT when my tank is done cycling, what kind of filter system are you running?
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Old 04-11-2011, 12:18 AM   #3
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just a aqua tech 30-60 not the best filter but it will do for now what about you
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I'd leave it bare bottom, with a piece of PVC pipe in it for the fish to hide in and around. Any substrate or rock will interfere with any meds you might have to dose. Plus a bare bottom makes it easier to vacuum out and keep clean.
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My tank is currently cycling so I haven't started a QT yet, but I currently have a aqueon quietflow 30 and a penguin 200 on my DT. I don't plan on leaving a QT running since I dont have much room, but I was thinking maybe by the time my tank is done cycling, I could move the penguin 200 to a 5 Gallon tank when I need a QT and hopefully have enough bacteria the biowheel.
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good idea about the bare bottom is there anything i should look at gettign for it is a protien skimmer really a must for a qt
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No need for a protein skimmer in a qt. Basically you want it as simple as possible. A canopy with a simple light, HOB filter, and like Kurt mentioned a pvc pipe for a place for the fish to hang out. Change water frequently and you're good to go...


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