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Old 08-24-2011, 01:55 AM   #1
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Post pics of QT set-ups

I just posted a pic of my new 10 gallon cheapie QT tank, and I was thinking what do other people use.

Sooo... lets see some QT set-ups if that sounds okay.

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Old 08-24-2011, 09:26 AM   #2
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,,i have used rubbermaid totes before(not sure if you want a pic of that)..
I am glad to see more people QTing though ...Its really the only way to go IMO,,much better for our systems and the new fish
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:29 AM   #3
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I'm not proud, but I'm using my 55g right now for my qt. If a fish were to get sick in there I have an empty 10g I can use to dose meds since I have some live rock and sand in the 55g and some inverts still.

Kinda glad I have the 55g as the blue tang in qt is loving the rock to sleep under. lol
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Old 08-24-2011, 11:17 AM   #4
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I wasn't really sure how many people would post or confess, I was just feeling kinda crazy and figured I'd like to see what, and how others set up their tanks.

Thanks guys for the info.
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I've been in the hobby(with saltwater) a little over 6 years and it seems QTing is not a practice a lot of people do...
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Old 08-24-2011, 11:44 AM   #6
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It appears most people go to a qt after an outbreak of some sort. I lost 6 fish in less than a week cause i didn't qt a tang. :-( I am now qt'ing. LOL

That was an expensive week for me and the poor fish! It's a personal preference thing. I;m trying to err on the side of caution right now by keeping my 125g fish qt'd.
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Old 08-24-2011, 11:50 AM   #7
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Im guessing that the people who dont QT also buy lotto tickets and bet on the horses too My QT is an ugly RM tote i learned the hard way not to use any tanks or my wife will turn them into display tanks
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Old 08-24-2011, 02:40 PM   #8
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Im guessing that the people who dont QT also buy lotto tickets and bet on the horses too My QT is an ugly RM tote i learned the hard way not to use any tanks or my wife will turn them into display tanks
Lol funny stuff man my wife wont let me set up any more as I have 3 now. Oh and I do qt, the way to go. As some of the above have stated I have learned the hard way. Will take pics aftre work
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:34 PM   #9
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Here's one I just set up, more of a holding tank, as I wouldn't leave anything in there long. It's about an 8 gallon, small heater, power head and a little LR.
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Scuba,

That's exactly what mine will look like in about 3 days... Only difference is I'll have a pair.

On a side note, both you and Mike both have LR in your set-ups and you also use sand. How do you handle medicating? Or is the QT only for pre-introduction to the tank?
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That's exactly what mine will look like in about 3 days... Only difference is I'll have a pair.

On a side note, both you and Mike both have LR in your set-ups and you also use sand. How do you handle medicating? Or is the QT only for pre-introduction to the tank?
Well I have sand and lr because I don't like the empty tank lol If I need to medicate then I have another 10gal that I use for that, its not what everyone would do but it works good and why fix it if its not broke
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Makes sense - Thanks!
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Mine is a QT for a new addition. I put the LR in there to give it hiding places, a little hair algae to munch on & add a little filtration. If I was medicating, I wouldn't use the rock; just a sponge.
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I have a 10 gallon qt for my 76 gallon tank
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Thanks for all the participation! I wondered how this thread would turn out!
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I never had a QT tank until a few months ago, just a ten gal with heater, filter, liverock and sand. I have two small clowns in it waiting to go in the 40 gal. So far I have been lucky with my SW aquariums but pushed my luck far enough, will always QT new fish, ect. From now on!
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I want to set up a qt tank, do I just need sand, filter, and maybe heater, I don't think I would want lr in it cause for now this would just be for unhealthy fish cause I won't be buying any new fish for a while lol and i would just use an extra 10g I have, so will that work?
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I have a 10 gallon tank with hood and stock lighting. Have a whisper HOB filter and a cheap 110 gph powerhead. I also have an air stone and pump for it. Along with the collection I have some cut up pvc pipes for hiding. That's about it! Simple but effective.

I keep the filters foam pads in my sump in case i need the qt tank in an emergency for a sickness or something.
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Oh okay cool, sounds like I'm gonna have a qt tank pretty soon lol
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