I’m new to the forums. First let me say that the advice I have gotten from reading these forums has been great. I have a couple of questions about setting up a quarantine tank.
My main tank is a 65-gallon with a CPR CY 194 filter and about 55 lbs of live rock. I did the fishless cycle and used live rock to start it. Did my water tests every few days and took my time and let the tank finish cycling. I even logged the the results in a notebook.
I waited about 7 weeks before I added anything to the tank. Main tank will be a FOWLR
In the tank now are a few small hermit crabs, a few snails and two clown fish (Ocellaris). The fish were in a quarantine tank for month before I added them to my tank. They have been in my tank for a month and are doing great. I used a friends QT but I no longer have that available to me.
So with that I am building my own QT setup. I plan on using a sponge filter for the QT. The questions I have are can I put the sponge in my sump to seed it? Should I put it in the bio-bale area? And also how long should I keep it in there before I use the filter to setup the QT?