Originally Posted by zoom760
ok. keep in mind most people on these forums are providing you their opinion not facts.
-qt water should never come from ur dt or you will transfer disease
-qt will be empty; only fish & filter
-medicate with quik cure or formalin based med from lfs
-med is not 100% depending type of disease and ur fish willpower to survive treatment. process is 50/50
-run a internal filter or powerhead for oxygen. do not use carbon in filter
btw, i just completed a qt 2.5gal with 2 clownfish and 1 chromis for 1 month. only 1 clownfish and chromis survived treatment that i have returned to dt with inverts but note at 3wk mark nemo started eating again which was a good sign. if you do research; disease will approx take 2wk to die off after its dormancy and that is why you'll hear people say they wait 6-8wk with no fish in dt. if you have a fish in dt that fish is the carrier
Those are NOT facts, they are no more than an opinion.
DT water is the ideal water to use for a QT because it gets the fish used to the water before they are in it. This is a very good way to reduce any stress when they are finally moved to the DT.
A completely empty QT is a very good way to stress fish out, which causes illness. These are wild caught fish that want rockwork to hide in and on. Leaving them in a bare tank as their 'welcome' to your home is like tossing a kid in a concrete room and saying, 'congratulations, you've been adopted'.
I would not use meds unless you know there is an issue. Preventatively using meds (which do stress fish, even at proper doses) is a good way to stress them and create resistant pathogens.