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  1. #31

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  2. #32

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaysee View Post

    I keep all 4 of my quarantine tanks (29, 20H, 20L, 10) cycled at all times by doing nothing at all but leaving the filters running. No dosings of ammonia nor feedings of fish food.
    This seems to contradict what I know about BB. If you don't have fish in there, how do they stay cycled without ammonia present?
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

  3. #33

    Default To quarantine, or not to quarantine, that is the question.


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    They are tougher than most people realize.

    There's always a gap between theory and practice :-)
    Last edited by jaysee; 08-21-2014 at 03:05 PM.
    125 - BGK, pictus cats, silver dollars, kissing gouramis, palmas bichir, delhezi bichir
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  4. #34

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaysee View Post
    They are tougher than most people realize.

    There's always a gap between theory and practice :-)
    Care to elaborate?
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  5. #35

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    Only through experience can one know how long the bacteria stays in tact, and one would have to be willing to risk failure to find the line. Most are not. I am. I've left tanks empty for months and not lost the cycle.
    125 - BGK, pictus cats, silver dollars, kissing gouramis, palmas bichir, delhezi bichir
    125 - Red severum, bolivian rams, Turquoise rainbows, irian red rainbows, loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, pearl gouramis
    90 - Congo tetras, african knife, elephant nose, spotted ctenopoma, upside down cats

    QTs - 29, 20H, 20L, 10

  6. #36

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaysee View Post
    Only through experience can one know how long the bacteria stays in tact, and one would have to be willing to risk failure to find the line. Most are not. I am. I've left tanks empty for months and not lost the cycle.
    Interesting. Maybe since the tank at one point had fish there could be trace amounts of ammonia or other stuff causing trace amounts of ammonia. I just didn't realize they could last that long without any.
    Increasing your biodiversity increases your stability.

    You know what this tank needs? ........................ Crypts.

  7. #37

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    There's waste in the filter that continues to break down. I don't clean my filters more than twice a year.
    125 - BGK, pictus cats, silver dollars, kissing gouramis, palmas bichir, delhezi bichir
    125 - Red severum, bolivian rams, Turquoise rainbows, irian red rainbows, loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, pearl gouramis
    90 - Congo tetras, african knife, elephant nose, spotted ctenopoma, upside down cats

    QTs - 29, 20H, 20L, 10

  8. #38

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaysee View Post
    I don't clean my filters more than twice a year.
    hey same here.

  9. #39

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    My quarantine tanks are treated no differently than my show tanks. I know people like to [try to] sterilize everything after each use, but unless you have some huge problem like TB or something, that's just not necessary. I don't want my quarantine tanks to be "clean" environments - I want them to be as similar to my show tanks as possible. That limits the chance of surprises once the fish is introduced.
    125 - BGK, pictus cats, silver dollars, kissing gouramis, palmas bichir, delhezi bichir
    125 - Red severum, bolivian rams, Turquoise rainbows, irian red rainbows, loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, pearl gouramis
    90 - Congo tetras, african knife, elephant nose, spotted ctenopoma, upside down cats

    QTs - 29, 20H, 20L, 10

  10. #40

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    Well, ever since I went spongeless, my filters would be a solid mass of gunk if i waited that long to clean them....heck, even WITH sponges, my filters got a cleaning every 6 weeks or so...and they needed it

    I guess it just depends on what you choose to have in the tank (in my case, leaf litter can be messy) and I've got alot of fish

    I don't mind taking care of the tank, I enjoy it, actually
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