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Old 10-02-2011, 10:23 PM   #121
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Set up the biowheel on your dt for a few weeks. Soo sorry about your loss.. mask tangs are gorgeous
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Old 10-02-2011, 10:36 PM   #122
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What after a few weeks set up qt with bio filter and new water and it's ready no cycle?
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Old 10-02-2011, 10:42 PM   #123
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What after a few weeks set up qt with bio filter and new water and it's ready no cycle?
Use DT water when you do I PWC... QT doesn't need to cycle. Bio wheel, heater, and a couple of PVC pipes so fish can hide and your set...
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Should I leave the carbon filter in the biowheel filter when I put it on the dt, I have not ran any carbon so far will it hurt anything?
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Doesn't really matter if you use dt water or new water...the water column doesn't hold much of anything. Plus if your dt is high on grates, wouldn't be good for your qt
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And I wouldn't run carbon on your qt...it just soaks up mess/chems
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Old 10-02-2011, 11:07 PM   #127
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So the bio wheel filter came with a bio wheel and another filter that has carbon inside of it. Do they make a filter without the carbon inside I can buy for it, and if they do I wouldn't actually need one until I switch it from the dt to the qt right? For now I could just run the wheel to build up bacteria on it without any other filters inside couldn't I? Sorry I have not had a qt before so I know I have a lot of ?'s, and thanks for the help.
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Old 10-03-2011, 01:44 AM   #128
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Use DT water when you do I PWC... QT doesn't need to cycle. Bio wheel, heater, and a couple of PVC pipes so fish can hide and your set...
I would definitely say a qt needs to cycle! Every new tank will go through some kind of cycle. Adding an already sick fish probably won't improve the situation a lot!
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I would definitely say a qt needs to cycle! Every new tank will go through some kind of cycle. Adding an already sick fish probably won't improve the situation a lot!


Why would the QT need to cycle? Not like it has LR or sand in it, plus the water is coming from your DT. AS long as the DT is cycled water, there is no need to cycle a tank with a heater and filter on it. A QT should be bare in case you do need to add medicine for ich or so forth.
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As long as your parameters are ok on the dt water, you could use it. The water column really has minimal affect on a cycled tank or not. If youre doing more frequent water changes, it wouldn't matter if its cycled or not. The bio- wheel will house the bacteria needed. To the op, just cut the filter pad and pour the carbon out....BUT make sure that after you qt a fish, if the fish ends up being sick, you'll have to dry out the bio wheel before putting back on your dt...or else you'll transfer the sickness
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