Cleaning a QT
is not much different than the main tank in terms of maintenace. The one extra step to take is make sure all uneaten foods and detritus are syphoned out after each feeding to ensure higher water quality. Water changes are the same as the main tank, do as needed. If the QT
has not been cycled or seeded properly then most likely frequent water changes will be needed or if using antibiotics.
When first setting up a QT
, the main tanks water can be used but should not be used for water changes. DOC
and other possible water quality reducing elements willl be transfered with it. Best to use well aged SW
prepared from scratch. If the fish was not first introduced to the QT
when purchased but unfortunately transfered after, you also stand a chance of re-infecting/infesting the QT
with whatever you are treating in the first place.