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Thread: Quarratine Tank

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    Quick question: I am curious how do you completely clean/sanitize your QT if it's always running?
    Quote Originally Posted by jaysee View Post
    I don't. I've never sanitized anything.
    So this got me to wondering... And keep in mind I am a newbie and am just getting my tanks cycled and will be using a QT tank when it is time to stock them. If the fish I buy and QT don't show any signs of disease after 2 weeks in QT, would there be any need to sterilize the QT after? And if there is disease, and I treatmy fish in QT would the treatment also treat the tank, again making a sterilization unneeded? I can see still doing it in that case for safeties sake, but theoretically the meds and/or treatment should have made the tank safe shouldn't they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruno72 View Post
    So this got me to wondering... And keep in mind I am a newbie and am just getting my tanks cycled and will be using a QT tank when it is time to stock them. If the fish I buy and QT don't show any signs of disease after 2 weeks in QT, would there be any need to sterilize the QT after? And if there is disease, and I treatmy fish in QT would the treatment also treat the tank, again making a sterilization unneeded? I can see still doing it in that case for safeties sake, but theoretically the meds and/or treatment should have made the tank safe shouldn't they?

    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.
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