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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-02-2013, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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quarantine aquarium advise

I just picked up a 40 gallon B at petco for a quarantine tank at petco.

I have 2 sponge filters with the uplifters in them, will that be enough for the tank or do I need to get a small canister instead or HOB filter? Trying to do this on small budget.

I plan to use tank to quarantine new fish/plants as well as for any new fry my rams might have or any other fish.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-02-2013, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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Re: quarantine aquarium advise

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-03-2013, 01:53 AM
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those filters should be enough. i would go bare bottom and only use what is necessary for the tank to run in it.
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qt usually are, but not exclusively, barebottom, have basic filtration, aeration, with heat and light...

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If you plan to leave this new tank running and at the ready, I recommend feeding it ammonia everyday to keep the biofilter alive. The number of drops will depend on the concentration of your ammonia. See the article by the originator, Dr. Cow.
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I am thinking 40 b is going to be to big for the space I have, I mean it will fit, but wife not really happy about it.

Do you think 40 b is overkill? Or should I just get it. ha ha

I was thinking a 29g might fit the area I have better. Mostly plan to put all new fish in it before the go in my main tank. Once I have the stock I want, won't really be much of need for it other than to keep fry from rams, or whatever else.

Thoughts? What do the rest of you have setup for yours?
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Just remember in the event you have to medicate an infected fish, it will require more of it to properly dose a larger tank. This is why most stick with a just a 10g.
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Do most of you just keep the q tank under your stand when using small one? such as 10?
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quarantine aquarium advise

My Q tanks are 5 and 10 gallons. I like them small because I'm using far less meds when required. Only issue is I have my eye on some medium angels, so something bigger might be appropriate based on the type of fish you're acquiring.
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So I returned the 40b, decided I don't want that big of foot print. Going with a 29g instead, that I plan to just put in laundry room, don't want a tank under my main tank. I think it will be a good size for what I am trying to do.
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