If I run a small HOB filter on the main tank, I should be able to transfer the HOB and media to the QT. and I should be cycled correct?
I am not 100% sure, but I don't think this will be completely cycled, right away. You probably could add some tank water, when you do your PWC
to the QT and then add the HOB
filter. The reason I say that is the biowheel will need to cultivate bacteria. Once it does that, then you can move it over and will have a short cycle. Possibly even as quickly as 24hours, or so. Some one please feel free to correct me.
As for the biowheel, use it to speed the cycle. Once you QT a fish, due to disease, you will have to remove the biowheel/carbon, otherwise the meds (if used) can possibly kill the beneficial bacteria and the carbon will filter out the meds.
And....what is a good HOB for a S/W QT? Bio wheel type like marineland?
I can't help you there. I'm sure someone with a HOB
will have a good suggestion.