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Old 01-20-2005, 06:33 PM   #1
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QT Tank?

I am building a 10 gallon tank stand and canopy in my woods class at school.I plan on putting it in my room. Could I do a fowlr and a 1 inch sand bed and use it as a qt for my 75? There will be no cycle i am going to use stuff from my 75 to set it up. I plan on adding 1 fish at a time untill my 75 is stocked. I would buy 1 fish and put him in my room, then when he is ready i will put him in the main and replace him imeadeitly. Any thoughts or suggestions on this?? TIA
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Old 01-20-2005, 10:53 PM   #2
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I am setting up my first QT as well. It seems to me that will be OK until you have the first problem with a fish and then you would need to replace everything in the QT or leave it empty til the problem parasite is dead 6-8 weeks.
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Yes, but no substrate. Just PVC pipes for the fish to hide in. Do 1 fish at a time and be prepared to do daily water changes to get ammonia under control.
Here is a pic of my 10 gallon qt.
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It is going to be at the end of my bed and no offence, but i want something a little better looking to watch before falling aslep.
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I have heard of people using plastic plants to help decorate the QT tanks.
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40lbs livesand(bag from LFS), 30lbs live rock(LR.com)
2 O. Clowns
1 peppermint shrimp, 5 red leg hermit crabs,
4 mexican turbo snails, 15 nassarius snails
ricordea mushroom, candy cane coral,
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bubble coral, hawiian feather duster
coralife lunar 2x65, HOT magnum canister
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Old 01-22-2005, 12:02 PM   #6
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thank for the advice
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Old 01-22-2005, 12:08 PM   #7
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I have heard of people using plastic plants to help decorate the QT tanks.
Ya, thats a good idea. I have used them with a very scared blenny, worked out well. If you want to spend the $$, you could even get some plastic fake corals and such. Its the porous items you want to avoid.
Still would omit the substrate though.
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