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    I know of many who use a plastic tub for QT tanks, you can put a HOB on them and the dark color is less stressful on fish. It is also very easy on the budget and when you don't need it its easy to pack away.
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    Just do not use any plastic tubs, due to the thin plastic flexing. Use the thicker ones, like the tough tote. You can get a 30g tough tote for around $13

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    Quote Originally Posted by crf8 View Post
    I think if a fish in QT got sick, then you would not use or transfer equipment into the display tank.
    Yes, you would not move the media if that were to happen. This would then require sterilization of the whole tank and equipment used with the QT tank. After sterilization, you can move the media from QT to the main tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocksor View Post
    Yes, you would not move the media if that were to happen. This would then require sterilization of the whole tank and equipment used with the QT tank. After sterilization, you can move the media from QT to the main tank.
    One thing they could do is wait to remove one of their cartridges(if they use them) from their filter in the main and instead of throwing it away, rinse it off in old tank water, and use it to help seed the QT.

    ...That's basically what I did when I QT'd my new angel, which, boy... glad I did. A week later and he sprung up with heaps of ich. Typically you don't need a huge amount of bacterial growth for something like a 10 or 20 and you're often only holding a small amount of fish in the QT at any given time.

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    So after reading the sticky that wgoldfarb posted, the idea of keeping the QT up and running kind of conflicts with that post. Are there a lot of pros/cons to consider. Can anyone weigh in on what would be wrong with keeping it running? And in the article, it was mentioned to not really put substrate in or many decorations...would it be bad to do so? I kind of had in mind to make the tank a fully functioning tank, and put new fish or sick fish in it when I need to. But I want them to be comfortable when they are in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khiya View Post
    I kind of had in mind to make the tank a fully functioning tank, and put new fish or sick fish in it when I need to. But I want them to be comfortable when they are in there.
    Then you won't have a QT...you'll have a display tank.

    The subject of QT tanks is highly discussed, debateable, and important, IMO.

    You'll read that they are absolutely necessary, and you'll read that you don't need one at all.

    I personally have never kept one, or will ever keep one.

    If I'm going to have a tank, regardless of size, set up in my very small home, it's going to be a functioning, active, dispaly fishkeeping tank....I can only cram so many tanks in here until I can convince Mrs. Slap that we don't reallyneed a sofa, and that there's nothing wrong with sitting in a chair, or on the floor...sitting is overrated, if you ask me.

    It's called MTS (multiple tank syndrome), and it's highly contagious

    As suggested above, all you really need for a QT tank is a seeded filter, a heater, and a container.

    I buy my fish online, from a highly reputable dealer, that QT's fish before they ship them to me.

    Is that a guarantee that I won't introduce sick fish into my healthy tanks, and maybe cause major issues?...of course not, in this hobby, you hope for the best and (try) to prepare for the worse, when you care enough about your fish.

    In my experience, with the tanks I have, the relative amount of fish deaths I've experienced have been manageable, thank goodness...QT'ing the occasional fish I have had that had health issues would not benefit me.

    Many others will disagree, which is perfectly fine.

    For me, I've been careful (and lucky) and have not yet had the need for a glass tank dedicated for QT.

    Hope this helps.
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    Fresh water I agree with Slap 100%, Float the bag, transfer fish to net then into the tank. But with Salt, not a chance. With fish costing in the hundred's of dollars for one (in some cases), its just prudent to have a clean, safe and in an environment that won't cause your fish any stress with parameters identical to the tank it will be going to. It's two totally different cases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Khiya View Post
    So after reading the sticky that wgoldfarb posted, the idea of keeping the QT up and running kind of conflicts with that post. Are there a lot of pros/cons to consider. Can anyone weigh in on what would be wrong with keeping it running? And in the article, it was mentioned to not really put substrate in or many decorations...would it be bad to do so? I kind of had in mind to make the tank a fully functioning tank, and put new fish or sick fish in it when I need to. But I want them to be comfortable when they are in there.
    If you are willing to do the work and dont mind the associated bills (water and heating ) to go along with keeping tank running, then there is no con.

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    Agreed

    I'd add the associated space it would occupy, which may very well not be an issue depending on circumstance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Then you won't have a QT...you'll have a display tank.

    The subject of QT tanks is highly discussed, debateable, and important, IMO.

    You'll read that they are absolutely necessary, and you'll read that you don't need one at all.

    I personally have never kept one, or will ever keep one.

    If I'm going to have a tank, regardless of size, set up in my very small home, it's going to be a functioning, active, dispaly fishkeeping tank....I can only cram so many tanks in here until I can convince Mrs. Slap that we don't reallyneed a sofa, and that there's nothing wrong with sitting in a chair, or on the floor...sitting is overrated, if you ask me.

    It's called MTS (multiple tank syndrome), and it's highly contagious

    As suggested above, all you really need for a QT tank is a seeded filter, a heater, and a container.

    I buy my fish online, from a highly reputable dealer, that QT's fish before they ship them to me.

    Is that a guarantee that I won't introduce sick fish into my healthy tanks, and maybe cause major issues?...of course not, in this hobby, you hope for the best and (try) to prepare for the worse, when you care enough about your fish.

    In my experience, with the tanks I have, the relative amount of fish deaths I've experienced have been manageable, thank goodness...QT'ing the occasional fish I have had that had health issues would not benefit me.

    Many others will disagree, which is perfectly fine.

    For me, I've been careful (and lucky) and have not yet had the need for a glass tank dedicated for QT.

    Hope this helps.
    Who is that dealer again? Might buy my school of Corydoras from them.

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