Current aquarium is 120 gal
. Inhabitants are cleanup crew, 1 derasa clam, 1 crocea clam, 2 ocellaris clown, 2 blue tang, 1 yellow tang, 1 flame angel, 1 spotted mandarin, 1 six-lined wrasse, 1 carpet anemone, 1 bubble-tip anemone, and 2 cleaner shrimp.
Blue tangs, of course, ended up with marine ich (so far as I can tell) and yes I am guilty of not quarantining the newbies.
I will pick up a spare tank for hospital tank tomorrow. It's a 55 gal
. I'm planning on doing a 6-week hypo-salinity treatment for all but the mandarin and inverts. While the ich victims and potential victims are in treatement, I had planned on stocking up on the corals.
1. Besides SG
=1.009, what in the world do I need to do to set up the QT? I guess my question is that, if I'm starting a whole new system, does it need to cycle again? I could go bare-bottom, or whatever I needed to do, but if I am running SG
so low, will the natural filtration and bacteria from a new cycle even survive?
2. Can I leave the mandarin in the display tank and exempt him from treatment?
3. Good time to start corals and featherdusters in the display tank?
4. Stock list given, would they be OK in a 55 gallon bare-bottom tank with a bit of PVC
piping to hide in?
Thanks in advance.