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Old 06-17-2011, 12:46 PM   #1
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I have a 40 gallon for my quarantine but I want to make sure I set it up right....I've got a couple live rocks from my sump, water from the sump as well, a heater and a filter that came with the tank. Any other tips or suggestions???
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:49 PM   #2
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I wouldnt put live rock in the qt, it can absorb any medications you dose the qt with making it pretty much unuseable.
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I'm not gonna put the rocks back in the sump, I was gonna leave it in the qt as a filter for that tank. You don't think I should?
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Most people don't use LR I believe. They do however out some PVC tubes in for the fish to hide in. No substrate either, Just bare bones.

Also just my opinion

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Sweet, ok, that'll save me from frying some of my rock! Thanks....anyone else have thoughts on this?
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It depends on what you plan on putting in QT. I qt everything. Inverts, fish, everything. If I'm buying out of a tank that is infested, I need to be wary of inverts as well. They probably aren't going to get sick but they might bring a parasite or illness in. If I treat a fish in a qt tank with live rock... The live rock is going to be destroyed and then it will be unusable for inverts. Most of your fish meds are toxic for the little critters. My qt tank has several pieces of PVC for hiding places. They can be washed each use and stored away until I need my QT. I keep filter media in my sump to be ready for the qt tank and then I pull it out when necessary. I set up my 30 gallon QT with that filter media and 30 gallons from my DT during a PWC and I'm ready to go. 4-6 weeks in QT is worth it for me to not have to tear down my DT and treat my fish for 8 weeks.
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What kind of filter media??
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Just squares cut from sheets of filter pads to fit into our filter on the cheap filter and pump we have to run that tank. We buy them in bulk and then I swap them out periodically to keep them from getting nasty. I throw them in the sump with the skimmer and forget about them. When we get out the QT, we have established media ready that way.
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And then you take the filter pad and put it at the bottom of the qt or in the filter box???
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