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Re: cheap quarantine tank
« Reply #30 on: June 11, 2014, 07:54:32 am »
The fry will produce enough to keep the amount of bacteria needed to keep the fry safe. :)
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    Re: cheap quarantine tank
    « Reply #31 on: June 15, 2014, 09:01:05 pm »
    With regards to keeping another filter in a main tank, I know I am going to sound stupid now but if I don't ask I'll never know, does the filter need to be running for the bacteria to stay in the media?
    A 25L bucket full of water is a lot heavier than it looks.

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    « Reply #32 on: June 15, 2014, 09:02:34 pm »
    Yes I think so as the bacteria need a flow of oxygenated water to process the bacteria.

    Maybe...

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    Re: cheap quarantine tank
    « Reply #33 on: June 15, 2014, 09:03:23 pm »
    Yes, it does need to be running :)


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    Re: cheap quarantine tank
    « Reply #34 on: June 15, 2014, 09:06:37 pm »
    Ah, ok. Better turn them back on then *grin*
    Turning them back on won't start some sort of mini cycle, will it?
    A 25L bucket full of water is a lot heavier than it looks.

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    « Reply #35 on: June 15, 2014, 09:10:43 pm »
    It'll be fine :)
    When you take one out there is a small chance of a mini-cycle but it's unlikely unless the one you take out is large compared to the others left running.


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    Re: cheap quarantine tank
    « Reply #36 on: June 15, 2014, 09:12:42 pm »
    Ok thanks.  They are both a lot smaller than the main filter so should be ok.

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    Re: cheap quarantine tank
    « Reply #37 on: February 11, 2017, 03:09:27 am »
    You can either put some media in the main tank and whip it into the q-tank when necessary, or just recycle it every time (I do the first, lots easier ;) *grin* )

    another easy way is what I do, I have taken the sponges out of my small internal filter and put them in the bottom of my external filter. This way is a win, win.... I get the extra filtration in my external filter plus if ever I need to use my internal filter the foams are already loaded with bacteria... *grin*
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    Re: cheap quarantine tank
    « Reply #38 on: February 05, 2018, 05:13:49 pm »
    Just to warn people I've had 3 out of 6 of the cheap hidom heaters fail to keep a stable temp causing swings from 24-27 so keep a good eye on the temp

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    Re: cheap quarantine tank
    « Reply #39 on: June 22, 2018, 05:01:45 pm »
    Quick question , probably a stupid question lol but I'll ask anyway  *grin*
    When quarantining is finished and said fish is considered healthy to add to the main tank , what do you do with the filter media from the quarantine tank? Chuck it and add new filter foams to main filter for next time? or put it back into main tank filter for the next time it's needed?

    I only ask as I'm paranoid that if I add the quarantine filter media back into main tank I could be possibly introducing possible parasites back into main tank if that makes sense  *grin* *blink* *grin*

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    Re: cheap quarantine tank
    « Reply #40 on: June 22, 2018, 05:10:09 pm »
    I would only be warey if the quaratined fish needed medication to clear something up?

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    Re: cheap quarantine tank
    « Reply #41 on: June 22, 2018, 05:42:54 pm »
     thumbsup
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    Re: cheap quarantine tank
    « Reply #42 on: June 25, 2018, 09:55:16 pm »
    What a brilliant idea *applause*

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    Re: cheap quarantine tank
    « Reply #43 on: July 16, 2018, 12:56:27 pm »
    I bought a tank from Argos £60  for use as a quarantine tank it's 15 gallons so. It to bad in size for the money  thumbsup