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Old 08-17-2012, 08:47 PM   #1
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Quarentine tank

What are some pros and cons about a quarantine tank?
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:14 PM   #2
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All pros no cons! IMO it's not even optional but a necessary piece of equipment. You won't have a successful tank without it.
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The only con is having to maintain it in addition to your main tanks but it offers u an unparalleled level of protection from infection to a main tank by allowing you to acclimate any new additions to your tanks to your water parameters without exposing potentially sick livestock to your already healthy tank. I once had 8 discus die from adding a seemingly healthy angel fish to my tank. It turned out all the angels from the tank were sick as well but whatever they had just hadn't taken over yet when I bought them. So point of the story is now I use a quarantine tank with my new fish just a small 20 gallon
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:29 PM   #4
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Yeah, most people including myself find out they need a quarantine tank the hard way.
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What are some pros and cons about a quarantine tank?
All pros ... No cons. Considering you can even use those Rubbermaid bins as a QT, you can use the "tank" to store your tank supplies once it's QT purposes are done.
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I found out the hard way! Sucked! So just set up a qt right away! Its not as much maintenance as your dt because you should have nothing in it except for what you are qting and a filter, powerhead, and heater. It doesnt get dirty nearly as fast and parameters dont shift as fast as in your dt. Its a must!
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What size quarantine should I have for a 90g
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What size quarantine should I have for a 90g
20 gallon long is perfect
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Would I put all of the fish In the same one? What about two 10g?
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Old 08-18-2012, 12:11 PM   #10
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I would put all the fish in the same one. I wouldnt use less than a 20 gal unless you have to. Its just easier to maintain and lastly put some pieces of pvc in there for the livestock to hide in.
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