I'm new to the hobby but have ready many places how important it is to quarantine fish before adding to your tank.
I only have a 29g biocube but I went ahead and got the supplies to set up a 10 gallon quarantine
Small heater, sponge with air pump for filtration, thermometer and small light.
I have a couple questions.
Should I let the sponge sit in my biocube to build beneficial bacteria? If so how long does it need to be in the tank before i can set up the quarantine.
Also, what exactly is the quarantine process? Do I need to add anything to the water to treat the fish right off the bat? Or should I just be monitoring the fish, and only treating if he appears sick? I have a friend who always treats with copper... Is this necessary?
Thanks for any help