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  1. #1

    Default QT filter ready???


    0 Not allowed!
    My QT filter has been running on my cycled dislay tank for a week today. Do you think it's ready to actually go on the QT? I am leaving it on the display until this Thursday at which point I will need it to QT some incoming Tetras.

    I could of course put a cartridge from my display filter into the QT filter, but if I can help it I'd like to not do that.

    So QT filter needed Thursday at which point it will have been on the cycled tank for 10 days.
    130g: 4 Angelfish, 2 Roseline Sharks, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Otocinslus, 1 Corydora

  2. #2

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    A filter does not get seeded in a week. Takes more like a month.

  3. #3

    Default +1


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    No.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

  4. #4

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    So just put the newbies striaght in the tank?
    130g: 4 Angelfish, 2 Roseline Sharks, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Otocinslus, 1 Corydora

  5. #5

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    0 Not allowed!
    If your bigger tank has no fish in it yet, it will act as a QT by itself. Just make sure to acclimate for pH (unless your store is local & has the same pH as you) and shut off the lights after they're added.
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT
    Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in

  6. #6

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    It does have a fish. My Dwarf Gourami is in there. People have been pushing me to get more fish in there anyway, so I guess I should go ahead and add the new fish.
    130g: 4 Angelfish, 2 Roseline Sharks, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Otocinslus, 1 Corydora

  7. #7

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    0 Not allowed!
    IMO I would wait for the 2nd filter to be cycled - of course you can do what you choose, however, keep in mind that if any of them become ill, you'll need to potentially treat the whole tank and on the other hand, you won't have a smaller tank yet if you need to treat 1 fish.

    You might get good fish and have no problems, though. Good luck whatever you decide to do!
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT
    Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in

  8. #8

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    0 Not allowed!
    Thank you! Even though I don't really want to can't I just switch out one of the cartridges from the fully cycled filter???
    130g: 4 Angelfish, 2 Roseline Sharks, 5 Kuhli Loaches, 1 Otocinslus, 1 Corydora

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