View Full Version : Hospital tank?
01-12-2008, 04:26 AM
Should I get a 5g tank for if any of my fish gets a contagious disease to quarantine them from the rest?
01-12-2008, 04:30 AM
yep, definitely, every fishkeeper needs a hospital tank
01-12-2008, 04:31 AM
Yep, It's always good to have a spare tank on hand.
01-12-2008, 04:36 AM
I do have a good sized tank of about 2g. Would that work?
What king of aquascape should I set up for a hospital tank?
01-12-2008, 04:38 AM
its best to have at least a 5g for a hospital tank (as long as you dont have a fullgrown oscar, use common sense). a basic tank has no gravel, just a sponge filter, heater, and a cave
01-12-2008, 04:40 AM
Anything is better than nothing. I have no big fish currently. Until I get a 5g, would it be safe to stick to the 2g?
01-12-2008, 04:45 AM
Probably, unless your fish have been getting sick. It's hard to dose meds and keep the chemistry stable in a tank that small though.
01-12-2008, 04:58 AM
True. I don't think I would be able to find a 5g. Mostly I can only find more common sizes like 10g, 2g, 20g, ...etc.
01-12-2008, 05:05 AM
talking about this, how do you go about keeping one setup or do you? do you keep fish in there when it is not being used for treat sick fish? how do you keep it going?
01-12-2008, 05:08 AM
you can add pure ammonia, or zebra danios to keep it up. however, if you have more than one tank, run a extra sponge filter in your main tank and once you need a hospital tank just fill it and transfer the sponge filter and voila!
01-12-2008, 05:11 AM
oh ok, sweet thank. I will do that.. I need a sicky tank...
01-12-2008, 02:46 PM
If you wondering about the 2g, I just have it laying around.
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