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  1. Default Quarantine tank for saltwater


    0 Not allowed!
    Ok another question as I compile my list of equipment to buy. I have a 10g tank, heater and, hob filter. Now for fresh water I would just drop in a sponge or other bio containing media when I needed it. How do you handle this for a saltwater tank? A chunk of live rock?
    Mike
    120g Mixed Reef In Progress
    120g Reef Journal
    55g Freshwater - Out of Service
    My 55g Tank Remodel Project
    72g Bowfront -Out of Service

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    0 Not allowed!
    If you use live rock, you should never put that live rock back in your display tank again, and it really would be a one time use as you would need to clean it very well removing all the bacteria once you are finished with it before you could use it again in a QT set-up. I have some rock I use in my QT tank, but it's not live rock and only there to create a more natural environment for the fish so they are less stressed in QT. I scrub it like there's no tomorrow after each use.

    I have a sponge filter I run in the first compartment of one of my sumps. When I need it, I just move it into my QT tank. I will always replace the sponges with new ones once I am done with the QT set-up.

    This approach seams to work very well for me
    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/"]

  3. Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Thanks cliff that's just what I wanted to know. I will pick up one.
    Mike
    120g Mixed Reef In Progress
    120g Reef Journal
    55g Freshwater - Out of Service
    My 55g Tank Remodel Project
    72g Bowfront -Out of Service

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