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Old 11-21-2004, 01:30 AM   #1
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im thinking of turning my 5g freshwater tank into a SW quarentine tank. i was wondering if i should put live sand and rock in there, because ive read that that may not be a good idea.
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I wouldn't. You really want to be able to easily tear the QT down and clean/disinfect it. I would probably just have a decent HOB filter and perhaps a couple of pieces of PVC pipe for the inhabitant to hide in. You'll have to be very careful using this tank even as a QT due to the small volume of water. Things can go wrong very quickly in a 5g tank. I'm not trying to discourage you though...a QT tank is very important and, as long as you check the water parameters every day, I think you'll be fine with it.
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Old 11-21-2004, 01:59 AM   #3
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thanks a lot for the advice, but i have one more question, how many average size fish(such *** percula clowns) could i fit in there? i know definitley no more than two, but could i even have that many? i wont usually be buying two fish at the same time, but ive read clowns shoudl be added in pairs, so what do you think?
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I think if they were small clowns, and you are willing to check and possibly change water every day, you'd be OK. If you can pre cycle a filter cart by having it in your main tank long enough for it to grow a bacterial colony, that would help. It would really be better, when you can, to only have one fish at a time in there. JMHO.
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Old 11-21-2004, 02:12 AM   #5
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thanks again for your help
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Old 11-21-2004, 10:02 AM   #6
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any chance of getting a bigger tank? 10g's are $10 here...
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Old 11-21-2004, 12:31 PM   #7
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10g are cheap here too, but the one i was planning on using was a freshwater fish tank,but all of the fish died. a friend reccomended using it as the qt instead of putting more fw fish in it. so since i have a 5g that im not using for anything else, ill probly just use that and see how it goes, but ill look into a 10g too.
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Old 11-21-2004, 12:33 PM   #8
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Its good to keep qt tanks bare like loganj said.
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Old 11-21-2004, 12:41 PM   #9
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ok, i have a fake plant, a plastic sunken ship, and a little cave that i had in with my freshwatter fish, after they are cleaned up, would it be ok to put them in the qt?
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Old 11-21-2004, 12:45 PM   #10
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i think so
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