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Old 04-19-2011, 08:08 PM   #1
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Quarantine Tank

I was wondering how important a quarantine tank is, what is involved in setting it up, should I treat it with copper, do I need any fish in it constantly?

Also should I use it to treat my new fish prior to acclimating them into my main tank or would the consistent moving stress them out?

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Old 04-20-2011, 01:57 AM   #2
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I'm surprised Melosu hasn't posted up this link yet!...

An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure: A Quarantine Tank for Everything by Steven Pro - Reefkeeping.com

As far as how important they are, I suppose it get down to personal preference. But take a look at some of the recent "ich" threads here, and I think you'll see the importance of keeping disease and parasites out of your display tank.
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:26 PM   #3
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Are you suggesting that the fish make a stop in the quarantine tank prior to going into the display tank? I was always concerned with the frequent acclimation process.

Thanks for the link.. I will follow up on that.
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That's what goes on in my house. When you consider what the fish has been through just to get to your house, a month-long stay in a QT isn't that big of a deal.

I don't do any medication unless the fish shows some sign of disease, but I know others dose dewormers, etc as standard practice.
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