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Old 02-22-2006, 12:42 AM   #1
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I just bought a 10 gallon in the clearance section today at walmart because the light was defective. I had a few ballasts laying around and hooked it up and it work. It was the 10gallon kit for like $50... I got it for $25. Im going to be using this as the QT for my 65 gallon tank... all my fish will be under 3-4" full size and when I buy them they will be around 3/4-1"... is this fine?

Also, if I start the cycle on the QT a few weeks before I start my main could I put fish in the QT after it cycles and then if there are no illnesses after 4-5 weeks could I add them in the main if its cycled? Does that sound like a decent plan? I plan to start out with two false perc. clowns or maybe 3 banggai cardinals.
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Sounds like a good plan to me. I'd add the clowns, THEN the cardinals seperatly, as I'm sure you were imagining as well. 5 fish in a 10 gallon would be a bit much. Also make sure that you do daily maitenence on the 10 gallon, when it is up and running. Flucuations happen on such a larger scale in a small tank.

Best of luck with the fish! Don't forget pics.
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I like your plan too. along with the advice to watch your water parameters in the QT closely after adding fish.
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The NH3 badges are a good purchase for a QT. Be prepared to do daily WC's in the QT.
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im gonna have another 10 gallon ive got laying around filled with saltwater for water changes daily... how much would you think? 20% daily? Also, Brenden, what is an NH3 badge?
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An NH3 Badge is like an ammonia alert that goes on your tank.

Sounds like you are doing everything right, mrcrazypants
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