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Old 01-23-2013, 11:49 AM   #1
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How big do you recommend a QT tank? 10? 20?
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:51 AM   #2
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How big do you recommend a QT tank? 10? 20?
Mine is 10 gallon. No substrate, filter and heater.
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How big do you recommend a QT tank? 10? 20?
As convict said a 10gal will work fine ... If your short on space or need one for an emergency medical treatment, you could always go the rubbermaid bin route. Perfectly fine to use, just pop in a heater and either a simple small HOB, or an air-stone.

With QT's, especially medical QT's one should be doing enough PWC's that you don't need the latest / greatest filter ... most cases an air-stone will help provide O2 exchange.
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As convict said a 10gal will work fine ... If your short on space or need one for an emergency medical treatment, you could always go the rubbermaid bin route. Perfectly fine to use, just pop in a heater and either a simple small HOB, or an air-stone.

With QT's, especially medical QT's one should be doing enough PWC's that you don't need the latest / greatest filter ... most cases an air-stone will help provide O2 exchange.
Agreed air stone will be fine. I just happen to have a small filter.
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I got a small filter so i think I should be fine. Should I put stuff in the tank to protect from ich? I have copper sulfate
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I got a small filter so i think I should be fine. Should I put stuff in the tank to protect from ich? I have copper sulfate
You use the QT tank to treat for whatever the case. Don't just add meds. If that was your question.
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Well for a new fish what should I put in? If anything
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Well for a new fish what should I put in? If anything
Just water and let the fish stay in there for a while QT new fish incase there carrying something you don't want to introduce into your main tank.
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Would a regular strip light be fine for the tank?
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Yes that's fine
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