Quarantine tanks

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  1. Medic755

    Medic755 Active Member

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    What do you do to get fish to eat in qt? specifically an achillies tang. Was reproted to be eating LRS fish frenzy at store. I've tried LRS nano, frozen mysis, frozen super brine shrimp, green and red algae on a clip and green algae rubberbanded to a rock.
     

  2. iwishihadgills

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    Great thread
     
  3. Jet915

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    So I'm thinking of setting up a QT tank but if u put live rock and live sand, wouldn't the medication kill off the bacteria?
     
  4. HotRocks

    HotRocks Fish Fanatic! Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    I'd be less concerned about the bacteria, meds don't affect it much. Everyone has their own methods. Live rock and sand can absorb the medications though making harder to control dosing, and maintaining therapudic levels. I don't use any sand or rock, but put in pvc pipe so the fish have places to hide/sleep etc.
     
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    So after reading all these responses, my thoughts are to use a 15 g cube I have as an observation tank for all new fish and inverts. Live rock in this one along with water from the DT (added at weekly water changes). When a QT is needed for treatment, set it up temporary and drain/clean when done. As an additional measure, on the QT would it be beneficial to use a canister filter to polish and clean the water? Will a canister filter remove any disease/parasites/infections?
     
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    Cant find formaldehyde!?? Or formalin

    Anyone got some extra or point me the right way!?
     
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    QT question....do you break down and clean your QT between fish? Soon to be stocking a new system, planning on doing 2-3 per QT cycle. Assuming no issues and fish are good after 28 days, is it ok to place new fish in the QT as soon as the previous batch is placed in the DT?
     
  8. sntmods

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    I dont clean the QT tanks in between fish unless I had some sort of catastrophe like a gram negative bacterial infection that wiped some fish out. This lead me to clean at least two of the three tanks.
     
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    There’s a fine line between a QT and new fish tank. If I have to have a QT it’s generally because of a disease outbreak. That tank I will tear down and clean after each episode. If it’s new fish or inverts for the DT, I treat with copper for two weeks. Since I only introduce new members infrequently, I’ll drain it only to a level to keep my rock wet with an airstone. I still try and put some of the DT water in there with the water changes. That will keep some of the beneficial bacteria in the QT tank.
     
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