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Thread: 20 gal QT

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    Question 20 gal QT


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    Am ordering the last of my new tank necessities tomorrow - will be fishless cycling in about 2 weeks.

    For a 20 gal QT - would I need the AC20 or the AC30? As there is only a $6.00 difference in price, I was going to get the AC30.
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    My 75 gal - Gold Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Longfin Leopard & Zebra Danios, Bristlenose Pleco
    My Dual 29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Amano Shrimp, maybe a Mystery Snail

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    how are you keeping the media?

    QT purposes are to be shut down until needed. so if you run the AC on your main, use it for QT....that works the first time but you don't want to then put the AC back onto the main until you clean everything-including the media. (which means you kill the BB) so something to think about


    I use a sponge filter for my QT. and have 2 sponges. One is always running in the main tank. if I need to qt, i move it to the 10gallon I have, then the other sponge that has been in storage goes into the main and starts to seed again.
    once i'm done w/ QT, break it down, and clean and that sponge filter goes into storage


    then i repeat when needed.

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    I would use the AC30. Gives you the option of lots of bio-media and carbon should you need to remove meds

    You can move some seeded filter media from your main filter over, or seed it by running this filter on you main tank
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
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    Question


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    When needed, I was going to move some bio-media from one of the 2 AC110's on the main tank (I decided to go with the 2nd AC110 instead of the Rena XP3 at this time).

    If used on the QT and rinsed properly, would I not be able to put the bio-media back in the main tank filter?
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    My 75 gal - Gold Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Longfin Leopard & Zebra Danios, Bristlenose Pleco
    My Dual 29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Amano Shrimp, maybe a Mystery Snail

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

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    If you had to treat for any type of disease, I would not move back to you main tank at all, but just replace it
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    Happy New Year - jeffs99dime Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 just because. - 1Sarah Happy Drink Like a Viking Friday! - KevinVA Happy Easter! - Slaphppy7 
    My turn to buy - fishmommie It's EOTW Beer Time, so here's a Cafe Latte that looks like champagne in a bucket! - KevinVA Congrats on the cycles! - Slaphppy7 Thanks for the Rep and the gift :) - steeler58 Using up my winnings on my friends! - Compass 
    T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Thx4 - pRED For your new tetra's :) - steeler58 pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie Good job on your amazing tanks! - SeaLady 
    thank you for all the helpful information - showmebutterfly new fish! - RiversGirl I like your signature - aquariumlover10 Happy AC anniversary - SeaLady Happy 2 Year Anniversary! - Slaphppy7 
    Cesarean Sections - Headaches - Hospice Care - Multiple Myeloma - gronlaura 

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    Thanks. I think I will go with a sponge filter to run in the main tank to seed and be ready if needed. The replacement sponges are much less expensive than replacing the bio-media.
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    My 75 gal - Gold Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Longfin Leopard & Zebra Danios, Bristlenose Pleco
    My Dual 29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Amano Shrimp, maybe a Mystery Snail

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

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    Happy New Year - jeffs99dime Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 just because. - 1Sarah Happy Drink Like a Viking Friday! - KevinVA Happy Easter! - Slaphppy7 
    My turn to buy - fishmommie It's EOTW Beer Time, so here's a Cafe Latte that looks like champagne in a bucket! - KevinVA Congrats on the cycles! - Slaphppy7 Thanks for the Rep and the gift :) - steeler58 Using up my winnings on my friends! - Compass 
    T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Thx4 - pRED For your new tetra's :) - steeler58 pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie Good job on your amazing tanks! - SeaLady 
    thank you for all the helpful information - showmebutterfly new fish! - RiversGirl I like your signature - aquariumlover10 Happy AC anniversary - SeaLady Happy 2 Year Anniversary! - Slaphppy7 
    Cesarean Sections - Headaches - Hospice Care - Multiple Myeloma - gronlaura 

    Question


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    Any problem using a large (125 gal) sponge filter in the QT when needed?

    I know it's overkill, but in the future, I would like to hook it up to a SunSun YT-8000 AC/DC battery powered air pump so I have filtration and oxygenation in the main tank in the event of a power outage.
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    My 75 gal - Gold Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Longfin Leopard & Zebra Danios, Bristlenose Pleco
    My Dual 29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Amano Shrimp, maybe a Mystery Snail

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

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    If you go the sponge filter route, you.dont need to toss them after using them. Just clean them hardcore, use whatever to kill any potential diseases and let dry.for a week or so.

    If you do the AC filter, those sponges are so cheap you can just toss them.
    And those sponges arent as strongly made as the sponge filters

    But the main point to grasp is whatever you use in qt should not be used in.your main tank

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