I have couple of questions about the QT as there are so many people wrote about quarantine. Some say build it from scratch, some say you can take water from the display tank. Some people say wait 10 days and other say 30 days before moving the fish to DT.
Ill share what I did so far and please tell me what do you think, what else shall I do/ don't to make it better.
I got myself two 35$ tanks, two 25$ skimmers, two 20$ filters and two heaters. Live sand and API Stress Zyme and API quick start.
So I filled the tank with tap water and mixed the salt. I kept the salinity level at between 0.010 to 0.012 (Ive been told that this will kill any disease the fish might carry within its body) adjust the heater to 28.
One of the tanks was filled up to 2 inch of live sand and the other with just a very little live sand (am experimenting myself which one is better for me and for the fish of course). I added the Stress Zyme and the Quick Start to the tanks and waited 10 days.
Here is a picture of the tanks before adding any fish.
I was so excited and rushed things by adding the fish after 10 days without checking the nitrite, nitrate and ammonia. The fish were so happy and active for almost a week. They were eating good and looks healthy. Couple of days ago, one of tank that I was feeding more than the other, three fish died and when I checked the water, the results here in the picture
. I am almost that no leftovers were their in the tank. But maybe I was feeding more than what it need and the fish in this period should survive with the minimum before moving them to the DT.
The other tank is doing good so far and the fish doing good too.
Here is my first question, the oldest fish completed 10 days in the QT. Can I move to the DT? A friend of mine said wait 45 days before adding any fish to DT so if there is any kind of disease in the water, it will be gone. ( I had a clown fish that was added directly from the shop to DT and got sick and died after one week)
Other questions will follow up once I receive your feedback.
Please excuse my language as english is my second language.
Thanks in advance for your help
DT size is (150*60*60) cm
Sump tank size is (95*45*55) cm
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