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Old 08-17-2011, 10:52 PM   #1
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Quarintine tanks?

Are these essential ? How many of u use them and or not. And if so what all is necessary for one? Does your quarantine tank have to always be going as well regardless of it being occupied?
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:01 AM   #2
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IMO... QT tanks are always essential and its a good habit to get into. The (3) biggest reasons to have them are:

1) QT new acquisitions for a few weeks before transferring into main tank. THis is to ensure that your new pet isn't going to infect your DT with a parasite or disease. At that point your DT would be down for another (6) weeks QTing all livestock while the unwanted disease disapates.

2) QT to medicate a sick fish

3) separate an overly agressive addition to the tank.

From what I've heard, a small filter, and a heater are the basics for a QT tank. You do not want LR as it may be contaminated (ie copper) no substrate for the same reason. A light is generally optional, as less light usually means less stress.

A QT tank thats set-up is nice to have, in case of an "emergency" evacuation or medical issue that needs immediate attention.
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So basically it's not a recommended skipping process. Thanks for the info !
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Old 09-01-2011, 07:37 AM   #4
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For me only wild caught fish need to be quarantined.
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