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Old 08-22-2006, 12:44 PM   #1
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QT Tank Options

I need to get a QT tank for my damsel because he is being all macho toward my new clowns. I also want to have the tank for when my tank is more populated than just 2 damsels and 2 clowns. I am curios if I should plumb the tank in line with my sump or if I should have the tank on a completely separate filter system.

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Old 08-22-2006, 01:51 PM   #2
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A QT tank shuld be a separate thing. It can be used as a hospital and treated with meds that you don't want in your other tank(s). Besides the meds, whatever is making one sick also should not be shared between the tanks.

Also when you get new fish and QT them (no meds or sickness involved - yet), the purpose is to isolate them in case they have something.


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Well said. Definitely different systems.
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I agree dont have them using the same water. You`ll probably have to take the damsel back to the LFS as nothing will change later on.


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Having both tanks plumbed in to the same sump would defeat the purpose of having a QT tank.

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