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Old 08-23-2013, 06:19 PM   #1
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five gallon set up

I won't get any more fish until I have a quarantine tank, but they want $40 at the lfs. Nothing on craig'slist for a month now. Nothing on ebay. Any ideas?
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:38 PM   #2
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Do you have a Petco or Petsmart in your area? 10 gallon tanks can be purchased for about $15 to 20 in my area. I think even some Walmarts carry tanks. QT doesn't need to be big or elaborate.
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Old 08-24-2013, 02:30 AM   #3
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Something like this would work too:

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Old 08-24-2013, 02:50 AM   #4
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Do you want a HOB filter with your tank ? Or you only want a bucket for fishes ?

In my case, my main tank is a 29 gallons, and I alway keep a cycled 10 gallon tank (with a filter) with a betta in it.... Just in case I get new fished or plants, I REALLLY hate white spots !
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I just keep a spare HOB running on one of my tanks (or you can keep extra filter sponges/biomedia in your canister) and use it when needed, which is why I don't need an actual tank per se.
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For long term quarantine, you can put a cycled filter on your bucket.
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I just keep a spare HOB running on one of my tanks (or you can keep extra filter sponges/biomedia in your canister) and use it when needed, which is why I don't need an actual tank per se.
When your remove your HOB bio's from your main canister, you don't get any little taste of ammonia ?
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When your remove your HOB bio's from your main canister, you don't get any little taste of ammonia ?
Nah, I have so much extra filtration that it doesn't matter.
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Something like this would work too:


Was going to say the same thing.... It's worked for me.
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Great ideas!I love the idea of keeping an extra hob on a cycled tank. Thank you all!
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