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Old 11-16-2005, 11:17 AM   #1
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qt tank have questions

I am going to set up a qt tank, What is the best approch i have a 10 and a 30 gal tank available for this, and a haing off back type filter, i was thinking that maby i should treat the tank with copper solfide(i beleve that that is the correct term) so the fish will get a treatment before any symptioms appear. is this a good idea , also i have been reading about giving the fish a fresh water bath before putting them in the qt tank, i am unclear as to benifits vs stress to the fish this would cause. any advice ?

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I would not premedicate fish with copper unless you know that they are sick. That would be like giving you chemotherapy because there might be a malignant tumor in your body somewhere.

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Old 11-16-2005, 12:54 PM   #3
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QT setup and use article that should help you. I'd also opt for the 30g instead of the 10g. Easier water stability

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definitely do not treat with copper "just because" If treating ich hypo is a better solution. Each problem needs different treatment and copper is not the fix all solution. People here will more than willing to help when you have a sick fish. I have asked tons of questions and have always received good advise.
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