You shouldn't use LR
from your main in QT
. The LR
from your main has a lot of organisms on it that won't survive if you have to treat your tank. At that point you probably won't be able to put the LR
back into your main (since it could be infested with something) and you won't be able to keep it in QT
. Not sure why the LR
from your main would be showing ammo & trite right now unless you've put a fish in there. If there's no fish then just let it cycle. If there are fish in there (how many?) then you should do water changes to keep the ammo as low as you can.
What I did was purchase base rock for use in the QT
. The only thing it has on it is the bio filter that's been created by being in the tank. I get the benefit of the additional bio filter without the risk of die off. If I were to treat the tank with any meds like copper the rock would come out since most meds like that would kill off the beneficial bacteria anyway. My gramma's made the rock her home.
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