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  1. Default How long do you QT a fish for?


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    Hello, I was wondering how long you should QT a fish for?
    29 Gallon: 7 Neon Tetras, 5 Glowlight Tetras, 2 Pleco, and 2 German Blue Rams!!

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    I generally go 3-5 weeks on QT. pending they are in good health.

    any issue's during the QT means at least 2 weeks post success of treatment to make sure they are back to full health.

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    Default I QT long time & I like it like that! :-D


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    I used to think 2 weeks was fine but then you get on here and see all the issues people have and it just kept getting longer and longer lol.. I harp about it all the time but the simple fact is QT can save entire tanks full of fish. IMO a week or two of QT is effectively not QTing at all.

    IE: The Odessa barbs I brought home Dec 5 just came out of QT on Jan 21. 14 in total and everyone came through with flying colors.

    I typically go around 4 weeks and if all is well they get the green light for the big show. This QT was extended because I added additional fish [The initial 8 were all the LFS had when I bought them.. So, QT started over from the time of the new arrivals.]
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    i generally do 2-3 weeks, but my latest fish has been in for a month now and im thinking another for him.... he needs to grow a bit lol
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    Around 4 weeks for me as well.

    If at anytime I notice something that I need to treat with meds, I will wait about 4 weeks after the treatment is done. I have some fish in QT right now that I got in Nov, but had to treat them for a really bad ich outbreak. I am planning on putting them in the main tank in the next few weeks provided everything goes well.
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    Thanks for the help! I just started getting into this site and its great! always get a reply fast and everyone's eager to help! i'v learned more on here then the past few months of researching threw Google! Thank you!!! i think i will do a 4 week rule from now on
    29 Gallon: 7 Neon Tetras, 5 Glowlight Tetras, 2 Pleco, and 2 German Blue Rams!!

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    90 days. Yeah, it's a long time but I do a worm schedule and a bunch of other treatments on them and need to see if stuff pops up.

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    I've a question for those who have an elongated QT schedule: Do you typically have your QT already setup and ready to go, or do you set it up every time you buy new fish or have a sick fish?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinVA View Post
    I've a question for those who have an elongated QT schedule: Do you typically have your QT already setup and ready to go, or do you set it up every time you buy new fish or have a sick fish?
    Set it up every time. I use a sponge filter from my main tank so it is insta cycled when i get fish.
    However, i do 20/30% pwc every couple days and then a big pwc each week to keep the water
    Pristine for the new fellas

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizzoutank View Post
    Set it up every time. I use a sponge filter from my main tank so it is insta cycled when i get fish.
    +1.

    Exactly as Mizzou states with the addition of an extra HOB or canister that I keep cycled on a stocked tank as well. Which filter depends on if I am using a 55G or 29G to QT.

    . . . This does kind of depend on your definition of 'set up' though.

    My 55 is in the basement, My empty 29 is on the bottom of a double stand, I use them where they sit & I consider neither 'set up' unless they are Stocked, Filled, Filtered & heated [If needed].

    There are lots of threads on here about setting up QT tanks.
    Last edited by Goes to 11!; 02-01-2013 at 07:46 AM.
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    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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