Instant Quarantine Tank?
So today my local LFS is having a big sale. Several of their fish are on sale, and I have been wanting to get some otos and possibly some tetras for my 55 gallon tank. (The sale is today only)
I want to quarantine the new fish. I have an empty 10 gallon tank that I cleaned and I have a cleaned, not currently in use Aquaclear 20, a heater, pvc piping, and some ornaments. So basically, I could set up a tank now.
Would a filter with media from the main tank be enough to cycle the 10 gallon and have it ready for otos and possibly some tetras? Do the otos need algae in the tank? (I can blanch zucinni and/or add algae wafers)