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Old 06-15-2012, 10:14 AM   #1
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Talk to me about QT's

What size is needed and how many of you use one?
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:18 AM   #2
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A QT can range from 10 gallons to 50+ ...Wish i had a 55 just recently but all i use is a 30 gallon tote now...Used to use a 29 but turned it into an angler tank..
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So a tote would work? I kinda want one but I don't want to have to run it non stop I would like to have it for new fish but if it needs live rock then it would need to run non stop so it don't keep cycling right?
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A tote will work .No need to run it all the time.Do you have a heater and an HOB filter?
I always put a couple small pieces of LR and some media from my DT in ..No cycle that way..You can even scoop some sand from DT if needed
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I have an extra heater but would need to get a little filter for it.
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Old 06-16-2012, 01:25 PM   #6
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20-40g is plenty for most animals. All you need is a sponge filter, heater, and pvc for hiding. This can also be "Searched." As for cycling, avoid it by doing 50% water changes daily and no, it doesn't need to stay running 24/7. As a matter of fact, you should sterilize inbetween fish qt periods.
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Also, you can take a filter pad out of your sump brcause it has some bacteria and will help with the "cycling".
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Why don't we want the qt tank to be cycled? Won't that hurt the fish?
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If you perform 50% water changes daily then there won't be NH3 to process while the bacteria count stabilizes. In addition, most meds will interfere with parameter testing anyways.
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If you perform 50% water changes daily then there won't be NH3 to process while the bacteria count stabilizes. In addition, most meds will interfere with parameter testing anyways.
Sorry...total newbie. If I already cycled the tank and at the moment will be using it to introduce a new fish, not treat any diseases (fingers crossed), is it ok for it to be cycled?
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