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Old 09-30-2004, 02:34 AM   #11
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[quote="blorkiemom"]I was going to do a 10G ( 38L ) but the folks here talked me into a 20G because it's easier to maintain--and they were right. A 10 will do, but if you can do a 20, I think you'll find it easier. Pretty much everyone recommends adding new fish to the main tank one at a time (unless you are introducing a pair of clowns or a school of chromis or somthing) because it's better for the tank: adding fish one at a time gives the tank time to catch up with the bio-load, and that will help avoid spikes in ammonia or other water quality issues. So you only need one QT.

Hmm... Thanks for the advice, I will take as a notice comment.

Originally Posted by blorkiemom
If you introduce a new fish to the QT while there are other fish still in it, your quarantine period starts over for the whole tank.
Can I re-uses the water back and add in again the chemical for the next new fish into the QT?

Originally Posted by blorkiemom
I think you are asking if it's better to leave the tank running empty. No, I don't think so. Here's how it might work: Set up QT. Put fish in for 4 weeks; add fish to main tank. Put new fish in QT. Wait 4 weeks; add to main tank. Put new fish in QT . . . and so on. So your QT will be used continously while you initially stock your tank (with maybe a few days or a week in between while you are looking for your next fish). Once the main tank is stocked, you can break down the QT tank. If you've done proper QT and don't introduce anything new, there's little chance your fish will get sick. If they do, you've got a spare filter pad floating in your sump and you can use that along with main tank water from a water change to start the (now hospital) tank up again. Make sense?
Wow! Have to QT for 4 weeks huh? So long? Hmm... (QT almost like medical check-up & maintains )

Originally Posted by blorkiemom
Very cool! I speak one language. And that sometimes not so well.
no choice, our country have a lot of different religion, they speak different languages, they will happy if I can speak their languages.

Best Regards,
- Andersen

P/s: English is my 7th languages in my life, I hope reader could understand my broken English

Currently : Having the 2 feet Aquarium tank for Reef setup.

Soon : On the way for setup L=72" X W=24" X H= 30" Aquarium for Reef. -_-" very costly...
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