So I finally listened to all the advice and I'm setting up a quarantine tank. I bought a simple 10 gallon tank from petsmart today. I also bought a submersible heater that was rated for 20 gallons.
I have a 55 gallon tank thats been up and running for around 5 months now. I have a coral beauty, two ocellaris clowns, and two firefish. I wanted to start QTing new fish and give myself an area to medicate if it comes to that. On the display tank, I have a wet dry filter doing most of the work, but I have a Eheim cannister filter rated for 100 gallons as a backup/additional filtration.
I was thinking of using that Eheim cannister for my filtration in the QT tank. Is that too much? I figured at this point, my wet/dry is handling all the work for the display at this point, so taking the cannister off the display and moving it to the QTwould be smart. Any thoughts?
Also, do I have to put any sort of substrate in there. I know that when the QT is up and running I need to do frequent WC
, but should I put substrate from my display in the QT to help with biological filtration?
Finally, should I be using the QT for medication, god forbid somethign happens? I'm afraid that anything I use to medicate will stay in the QT forever, and may be harmful in the long run.
Any thoughts or reccomendations you guys have would be greatly appreciated.