I've set up a 15 gallon QT tank this is what it contains:
1.5 inch live sand bed: crushed coral
2 pieces of live rock from dt tank
2 small lava rock w caves to hide in
100 watt heater
Full spectrum t8 12" bulb
filter: no carbon.
My plans are to keep 2 small fish in it at all times to reduce the possibility of the tank recycling. I had two damsels die within 48 hrs. Parameters are perfect; I used filter media from 2.5 month old dt tank. Not sure what went wrong. I plan on doing a 40% water change and trying again.
Is this a good route to go for a qt tank? It's a nice tank and its my room so I'd like to keep fish in there not only for the cycle but for the enjoyment too.
If my fish require treatment, I have ICH attack, an herbal treatment. And cupramine.
I know qt are supposed to be bare, but I wouldn't mind a nice functioning small tank, since its in my room.