Originally Posted by Bruno72
Some people are more cautious than others :-) Perfect example is doing a heat treatment for ich. Virtually everyone will tell you that you need to do vacuums and water changes every day. Me, I don't do a water change or vacuum for the entire 2 week treatment. I've found it isn't any less effective of a treatment, so based on my experience I will say that water changes and vacs are not necessary during the heat treatment. Some people will say that you have to add salt with the heat treatment. Many people do not use salt - only heat - and the treatment is no less effective. So is the salt really needed, if it will work equally well without it?
I suppose if you have lots of new fish die in quarantine, that you would be more concerned about putting new fish in the tank without trying to clean it. Thankfully, it's very rare that I lose new fish - so rare that I don't think twice about putting new fish in the tank as it is. That's just my experience.
125 - big fish - BGK
125 - cichlid community - cichlids (red severums, chanchitos, bolivian rams, blue acara, chocolate), rainbows (yellow, turquoise, red and boesmani), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, pearl gouramis, golden wonder killis
90 - african community - Congo tetras, african knife, african butterflies, spotted ctenopoma, palmas bichir, african featherfin
10 - female pink convict
5 - betta/ADFs
QTs - 2x29, 20H, 20L