Beginner Topic Quarantine Setup Made Easy

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Can you add links to information about airborne transmission of velvet and ich?

I hadn’t heard of this before and my current plan was to place my QTs under my display where a sump would usually be. This is certainly less than 10’ away from water surface to water surface, though the aquarium is in a cabinet and there would not be a lot of airflow from the bottom section of the cabinet to the top, it is not sealed off either.

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I am also curious about water for the QT systems. My plan is to set up my water changes so that waste water from the primary system of about 400G goes into the QT systems on a daily basis (perhaps 4 or 8G per day). I felt this was likely to really keep the QT systems clean and the constant water changes for the display and QT systems should be beneficial to both. However I haven’t heard of anyone doing this and I wonder if that means it is a bad idea.

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Great article. This covered the topic so thoroughly and was written so clearly, no one should be afraid to quarantine fish. I love the detail and links. Thanks! Dan
Thanks for this
 
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Quick question, would a refugium help for nitrate control in a QT or would copper kill off the algae?
You want bare bones in QT, I would avoid refugium. I suggest frequent water changes to control nitrate.
 

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Can different types of fish be quarantined simultaneously in the same QT tank if they will be put in the main display tank together? i.e. could i quarantines a pair of clowns along with a watchman goby and pistol shrimp in the same QT tank?
 

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Can different types of fish be quarantined simultaneously in the same QT tank if they will be put in the main display tank together? i.e. could i quarantines a pair of clowns along with a watchman goby and pistol shrimp in the same QT tank?
you couldn't do it with copper because the pistol shrimp will die.
However you could do the clowns and goby but watchmen are hard to QT due to them mostly eating from established sand beds
 
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I am also curious about water for the QT systems. My plan is to set up my water changes so that waste water from the primary system of about 400G goes into the QT systems on a daily basis (perhaps 4 or 8G per day). I felt this was likely to really keep the QT systems clean and the constant water changes for the display and QT systems should be beneficial to both. However I haven’t heard of anyone doing this and I wonder if that means it is a bad idea.

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Only problem with that plan is trying to keep medications at proper levels with the daily addition of water.
 

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Great article. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and expertise, Dan. I see a lot of discussion about medicating in your QT. Does anyone use a hospital tank for prophylactic treatment before quarantine and any subsequent treatment required? Not using medication in the quarantine tank allows you to quarantine invertebrates in the same tank as well.
 

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I am also curious about water for the QT systems. My plan is to set up my water changes so that waste water from the primary system of about 400G goes into the QT systems on a daily basis (perhaps 4 or 8G per day). I felt this was likely to really keep the QT systems clean and the constant water changes for the display and QT systems should be beneficial to both. However I haven’t heard of anyone doing this and I wonder if that means it is a bad idea.

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I use my DT water for w/c's in my QT's. I believe it has worked fine for us.
 

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you couldn't do it with copper because the pistol shrimp will die.
However you could do the clowns and goby but watchmen are hard to QT due to them mostly eating from established sand beds
Inverts must be QT'ed separate without any fish.
 
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