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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-26-2015, 06:54 PM Thread Starter
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Quarantine tank

Ok, so I've never had a quarantine tank before an thinking about setting one up. I'm not sure what I would need or the best way to set on up. I'm thinking something around a 10 since I don't have much space. What are some things I need an should know about setting up a tank like this ?

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Qts are pretty simple. Tank, light(s), heater, filter, optional things would be substrate, very, very fine layer of sand/gravel and some floating plants. Hold fish/plant for two weeks then introduce to display tank. Hope this helps.


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Yeah keep it simple. Heater, cheap light (depending on placement, it may not need it), and a simple filter such as sponge which can double as a fry tank in due time. I would go bare bottom with pvc pipe and blacked out side and bottom. That's it. Treat a qt like a hospital tank. If there are any diseases, parasites or viruses, there will be no where for them to populate. As far as holding, hold them as long as you can. I would say minimum 3 weeks. Go longer if you can. 4-6 weeks is better. Buying from a reputable source can shorten your time. The good lfs that care will already run fish thru a screen before selling them. For me, there is only one place in town that I would trust 100% without qt. With that said, I will now start running all fish thru a qt with my current setups going on. I made space and can accommodate one now.

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