The Planted Tank Forum - Reply to Topic
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > General Forums > Other Websites > quarantine process

Thread: quarantine process Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
03-25-2013 03:07 AM
vee thelub - thanks for reading
03-25-2013 03:07 AM
vee
Quote:
Originally Posted by wkndracer View Post
It's mentioned in the thread but yes, in the event of virus or other pathogen entry the plants are destroyed and the tank cleared.
The cheap substrate is pennies a pound to replace or it can be boiled and used again.
The tank, heater, filter misc hardware etc. are washed/scrubbed down with 3% hydrogen peroxide and allowed to air dry after cleaning.
Then everything is sprayed down with 70% or above rubbing alcohol maintaining a wet surface area for at least 1 minute then water rinsed and dried again.

Reload, replant with trimmings and start all over. I see this as little loss for the peace of mind.
I'm really liking our idea of a planted QT tank, but I'm thinking at a very small scale of a 10 gallon tall to reduce footprint. I don't buy tons of fish and a 10 gallon tall would be about right. I'll give it a try and post later on when everything is cycled. I'm planing to get some rams which, from my experience, do not like QT at all. The plants will make them much happier I'm sure.
03-22-2013 04:22 PM
wkndracer
Quote:
Originally Posted by vee View Post
I read your quarantine post and I see why you can have a 30+ day quarantine with very little fish death. I would love to have a ready made planted tank for QT. My only thought would be how do you sterilize the tank after QT if you have a major outbreak? I guess that would mean to dump everything out, bleach, and start again.
It's mentioned in the thread but yes, in the event of virus or other pathogen entry the plants are destroyed and the tank cleared.
The cheap substrate is pennies a pound to replace or it can be boiled and used again.
The tank, heater, filter misc hardware etc. are washed/scrubbed down with 3% hydrogen peroxide and allowed to air dry after cleaning.
Then everything is sprayed down with 70% or above rubbing alcohol maintaining a wet surface area for at least 1 minute then water rinsed and dried again.

Reload, replant with trimmings and start all over. I see this as little loss for the peace of mind.
03-22-2013 12:06 AM
thelub Nice article. Thanks for posting.

I've had a couple rams I bought from petco less than a week ago in an established QT. They are super healthy and eating well with nice coloration. I don't think I"ll be able to wait much more than 10 days, and I'm pretty sure 45 isn't going to happen!!
03-12-2013 10:29 PM
vee
Quote:
Originally Posted by wkndracer View Post
nice thread but (imo) your timeline is too short.
Treating and purging takes 30 days or more. Watching for symptoms alone is not enough.
Put together a thread here and soon to add an entry covering Mycobacterial diseases of fish.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...137&highlight=
I read your quarantine post and I see why you can have a 30+ day quarantine with very little fish death. I would love to have a ready made planted tank for QT. My only thought would be how do you sterilize the tank after QT if you have a major outbreak? I guess that would mean to dump everything out, bleach, and start again.
03-12-2013 08:15 PM
vee
Quote:
Originally Posted by wkndracer View Post
nice thread but (imo) your timeline is too short.
Treating and purging takes 30 days or more. Watching for symptoms alone is not enough.
Put together a thread here and soon to add an entry covering Mycobacterial diseases of fish.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...137&highlight=
Thanks for reading. Some of the treatments I've used are between 10 to 21 days. I've never had to do 30. Looking forward to reading your thread.
03-10-2013 02:27 PM
wkndracer nice thread but (imo) your timeline is too short.
Treating and purging takes 30 days or more. Watching for symptoms alone is not enough.
Put together a thread here and soon to add an entry covering Mycobacterial diseases of fish.
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...137&highlight=
03-10-2013 04:52 AM
vee
quarantine process

I have another addition to my blog about new fish quarantine process. Thanks for reading!

http://www.manyhatsofme.com/2013/03/...-aquarium.html

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012