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Old 01-12-2014, 08:13 PM   #181
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For stocking... Do you think when I get my tank cycled I should qt my clown fish or just put them right in?
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Old 01-13-2014, 12:16 PM   #182
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There is a mixed train of thought on that. Some people QT everything while others don't QT anything at all...I'm a member of the later and have been burned. The whole reason to QT is to make sure it is a bare bones setup so you can medicate with things like copper and not have any issues with it leaching into the rock/sand of your display.
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Old 01-13-2014, 12:28 PM   #183
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I see no down side to QT. I understand that it may add some stress to a new fish, but it is only a matter of time before you introduce something that has Ich or MV and then you are almost forced into a QT situation. I guess I would rather stress a potentially healthy fish than one that has something.

I currently have my 240g in Hyposalinity due to Ich. I was forced to go this way due to inheriting some large fish that would not work well in a 45g QT. So far, so good, but not an ideal situation.
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Agreed that there is no downside.
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:45 PM   #185
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Is there a way I do it so that I can be quarantining a fish while cycling my tank? Or do I wait the month for the tank to cycle and then another for the fish in quarantine?
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:39 AM   #186
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You would have to cycle the qt tank as well so if you plan on going this way I'd start it as soon as you can.
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Old 01-15-2014, 01:43 PM   #187
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set some filter floss, have a hobby friend place it in their tank (preferably a decent flow area) for 2-3 weeks, then setup a qt tank (10g will work) and then put that filter floss into the hob filter.... there ya go. qt tank
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Old 01-18-2014, 11:10 PM   #188
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Well just an update. Got the stand and tank done. Making saltwater now. This 75gpd Rodi unit takes forever! Once I have the water made up I will start working on the rockscape.
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Old 01-19-2014, 02:13 PM   #189
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Went to Petco today and bought a 20gal all in one tank for a quarantine!
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Old 01-19-2014, 08:56 PM   #190
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Tank and stand look great!
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