Lucky To Have One Tank As It Is

Discussion in 'Fish Disease Treatment and Diagnosis' started by Jaag, Apr 23, 2017.

  1. Jaag

    Jaag Well-Known Member

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    As the title says I am lucky enough to have one tank as it is (I have a 60 gal cube with a 18 gal sump).

    I will be getting some new fish in my tank here soon. I would really love to have a QT tank but a QT tank to my wife is just another tank. So with the circumstances I am in QT is not an option.

    What is the best way for me to make sure I am not going to be putting any sick fish in my DT? All my fish come from SeaDwelling Creatures. I know they take good precautions on their fish but I want to make sure I am safe.

    I plan on doing FW dips on all my new fish but is there any other suggestions?
     

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    Nope. Sorry, even if your not medicating, its still a dump and hope.
     
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    It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission
     
  4. JamesP

    JamesP Well-Known Member

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    If you do have talks with the wife, make sure she approves it to go somewhere 10 feet or more from your main tank to avoid aerosol transmission. This is important.
     
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    andrewkw Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    First step would be explain to your wife why you need to quarantine. After you explain why she will probably be more open to it. Additionally find some ways to disguise them somewhere or keep them somewhere out of sight if it's really an issue.
     
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    Two 5 gallon buckets is all you need to do ttm
     
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    Thats a good idea actually
     
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  8. Valkyrie

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    It may be all about how it's explained. Make sure that certain things are understood, such as:
    quarantine tanks aren't forever
    they actually save money because you're not constantly replacing livestock
    that it would be like sending a child into a room filled with measles and then acting surprised when the child catches the measles
    it's cruel to not do whatever you're capable of doing to prevent the pain and suffering of another living thing
     
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    ^^ All great advice above, especially how quarantine tanks aren't forever. Once no longer needed, a QT and all equipment can be stowed away in a garage. Out of sight, out of mind. ;)
     
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