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Old 01-17-2013, 10:54 PM   #1
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QT tank

I have a 10 gallon tank that I'm not using for anything and want to set it up as a QT/hospital tank. From what I have read I should just leave it bare (no sand or live rock). I have also heard that it is suggested to use a 20gallon for a QT tank(but I don't have one of those just sitting around...) Can I get away with at 10gallon QT tank or do I really need to get a larger one? I also planned on using a small HOB filter (would remove carbon if using the tank to medicate) would that work?
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:27 PM   #2
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Bare bottom is preferred. Also I'm sure you can use the 10g, just really depends on what type of fish you are qting... I have a 20g set up. I also run 2 hob filters. 1 rated for 60 and the other rated for 20. Maybe put a little floss from your dts filter to help with cycle and establishing new qt. Finally I have a decent size l/r that I leave in the qt just for bb purposes. I would never remove it and out it into my dt.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:23 AM   #3
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My DT is 90g and the main fish I plan on having in it are a foxface(one spot or lo I haven't decided yet), Kole tang, flame angel and a wrasse of some kind that I haven't decided yet. Other then that I would like to have a CUC and maybe a small school of some kind maybe chromis. Would these be okay to pass through a 10 gallon QT? or to keep in general in a 90g DT? I would also like to know how much filtration I really need in a QT tank mainly because it is only 10g and it will be difficult to fit a large amount of filtration in it.
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:39 AM   #4
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I've only been in the hobby for about 6 months. I really hope that some more experienced hobbiest reply. I personally would get a bigger qt if I were you. Unless you plan to only have 1 fish in the qt at a time. But even then it's still small. I'd have at least 3-4x the filtration. No carbon in filters, just sponges. Or filter pad.
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