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Old 01-25-2015, 01:03 PM   #11
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Quarantine quarantine quarantine. Always! Guess everyone has their own opinions but often when you look at something in the LFS and it looks good, you bring it home and a couple days later it's developed the visible stages of ich and then all your current fish are at risk including your corals from the copper treatment.

It makes more sense to than not to. It's a lot less work to set up a QT than to treat a reef tank that's suddenly infested with ich.
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My saltwater tank will be a 300 gallon, and with fo or fowlr. No corals at all, as for my first ever saltwater, I wanted to get used to the processes that are different than keeping a freshwater tank. Maybe, down the road, I'd do coral. But do having coral in a tank play a role to quarantine or not?

I never have quarantined any of my freshwater fish and have never had an outbreak of any kind. But I do 30-50% water changes once, on some tanks, twice weekly.



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Old 01-25-2015, 02:02 PM   #13
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To quarantine or not to quarantine

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My saltwater tank will be a 300 gallon, and with fo or fowlr. No corals at all, as for my first ever saltwater, I wanted to get used to the processes that are different than keeping a freshwater tank. Maybe, down the road, I'd do coral. But do having coral in a tank play a role to quarantine or not?

I never have quarantined any of my freshwater fish and have never had an outbreak of any kind. But I do 30-50% water changes once, on some tanks, twice weekly.



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No. I don't think it matters in whether or not you quarantine. I was just referring to the copper treatment in case of an outbreak. Corals don't take to that so well.

I don't think water changes have anything to do with not having an outbreak. I think it's more luck.
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My saltwater tank will be a 300 gallon, and with fo or fowlr. No corals at all, as for my first ever saltwater, I wanted to get used to the processes that are different than keeping a freshwater tank. Maybe, down the road, I'd do coral. But do having coral in a tank play a role to quarantine or not?

I never have quarantined any of my freshwater fish and have never had an outbreak of any kind. But I do 30-50% water changes once, on some tanks, twice weekly.



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Coral doesn't make a difference on whether or not you should quarantine. Any of the treatments for things such as ich or velvet will kill off a ton of things that grow naturally in your tank such as sponges and all the inverts that grow in the dark corners of your tank. This mass die off very likely will nuke an entire tank with ammonia.
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