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Old 08-18-2012, 01:45 PM   #11
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I would get one or two at a time. The bio filter in your DT and in your QT will need time to catch up to the load.

No rush.
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Old 08-18-2012, 05:40 PM   #12
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^^ agrees with above. I put an extra filter to grow bacteria from my main tank on so when I QT I have it and will help add bacteria.
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How long should you QT livestock before adding them to the DT??
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:40 PM   #14
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Any fish I get, I treat as though I know they have parasites so I use meds with mine. I have a 10 gallon that I use only for inverts etc that have had no copper exposure. I QT for at least three weeks. Put something in there that they can go into and hide in. It cuts down on stress. My way isn't everyone's. I had a wipe out years ago so I'm a bit paranoid.
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:56 PM   #15
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I'm on the fence about treating/not treating using preventative measures. I use 6 weeks though I have gone a month before out of impatience lol.
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:50 PM   #16
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I go with pretreating because if for some reason I don't and a fish ends up with a parasite it's highly likely they all will get it eventually. Unfortunately you can't just treat the one fish showing signs (I wish you could though!! LOL!) and you have to remove all of your fish and treat to make sure you eradicate the issue. Depending on how many fish you have can mean daily water changes and then you have the whole massive clean up of the sand, rock, etc. and wait time as cysts can attach to the bed and rock. It's a real pain. There's really a lot of people who have misconceptions regarding ich including myself until I did further research. Reading about it is tedious when all you want are facts. I really liked this link as it explains things but also separates theory and fact. It may or may not help but it is a start!

http://www.reefsanctuary.com/forums/...ths-facts.html
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:18 PM   #17
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I QT for 4 weeks unless the fish looks or acts odd then i treat and start QT timer over I have QT'd for as long as 8 weeks (Hippo Tang)
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:55 AM   #18
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I know I'm probably breaking the size rule, but i'm using a 5 gallon for QT right now. It's the only spare I had and I had to set it up in a hurry. I'll probably get a 10 gallon to setup for QT simply because i dont have the room for a 20.

But yea, all pros, no cons at all. it's just the best way.
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:17 AM   #19
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QT him in what ever you can! When I was in college I used a Rubbermaid bin because I'd spent all my money on fish, aquarium stuff and beer! It worked just fine! To be honest, and now that I'm thinking about it, I actually liked that better than the aquarium I use now!
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:19 AM   #20
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Ok, it wasn't "Rubbermaid"...it was a cheap brand. How many fish do you have in your main aquarium right now?
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