Let's talk new fish and quarantine tanks!
Still trying to decide what my next addition will be, but would like some advice on purchasing online vs going to my semi-LFS
. Online prices are definitely better ( I've looked at live aquaria and blue zoo). I'll admit that i like to peruse the tanks at the store and look at everything, but at this point a 200 mile round trip for 1 fish is a little silly.
What type of experience have y'all had buying fish from online stores? Do you recommend any particular vendor?
Quarantine: I have a spare 20 gallon tank only- no hood, filters, cover, lights, etc. How do I set up quarantine for new arrivals? Do I just mix a new batch of salt water when I get the fish or does it need to be set up for a while first? Does it need rock, sand, etc. or will just the tank and water suffice?
How long should the new fish hang out in quarantine before moving to the main tank?
What level of risk am I taking by NOT using a QT?