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Old 02-19-2005, 10:51 PM   #1
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QT out of Eclipse...

Well, Petco here is doing a sale on the Eclipse 6 system for $55. Would this make a good QT tank? It's either that, or I can pick up a 10 gal set for like $30... but I figure the extra price for a nicer looking unit would be worth it.

Anyone ever think of making an eclipse system into a QT, or has done it before that can post feedback? Thanks!

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Old 02-19-2005, 11:13 PM   #2
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Depends on how many fish you expect to be qt'ing at once.
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Old 02-19-2005, 11:15 PM   #3
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Hmmm... I'm assuming no more than 2. I only really want 4-5 fish MAX for my 60 gal. with 20 sump. 2 clowns, goby, blenny, and maybe some kind of butterfly or small angel... depending on which goes with reef/peaceful fish. And all those are going to be added slowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwly. So no huge usage out of a QT. Just figured it would still look pretty running on a desktop or something
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Old 02-19-2005, 11:18 PM   #4
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You do know that if your tank were to get ich you would have to qt all of them at the same time for several weeks.
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Old 02-19-2005, 11:21 PM   #5
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Ahhhhh... yeah... good point. 8O Might just have to go with a bigger QT tank then. I can do any size I want really... hmmm... whacha recommend then?
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Old 02-19-2005, 11:28 PM   #6
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If you can get a 30g or better that would be great. I started with a 20 which worked fine as well. Just the more the better. Glad to hear you are qt'ing.
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Old 02-19-2005, 11:32 PM   #7
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Are you crazy?

Why would anyone NOT qt??? I think they have a 29 gal for $45 or something like that. I could always find one at a yard sale and set it up as needed. Too many choices... yeesh. But yes... for all of you... QT!
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Old 02-20-2005, 01:54 PM   #8
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Beware of yard sale tanks... ten bucks on a tank that might pop a seam and kill your fish, drain on your floor, etc, vs. forty bucks for a new tank... or if you want to be really cheap, a big Rubbermaid tub from Wal-Mart always works although it's not pretty. I buy used tanks when I can but I always fill them with tap water and let them sit for a few days in the garage before entrusting fish to them, and I have a use for them even if they do leak, because I keep and breed snakes. If you don't have anything to put in a leaky tank, it might be best to make the people fill it with water and prove it's not gonna leak before you shell out the bucks.
I have found several aquariums at The ARC. Some of them were even water-worthy!
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Yes but with used tanks you will never know if they used copper in it. That would suck to have copper leach out of the sealant.
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Where in the wide wide world of fish can you get a 29 gallon tank for under $80? My butt is getting sore just thinking about the prices where I live!
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