Big enough for QT tank?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Andrew Sackett, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. Andrew Sackett

    Andrew SackettValued MemberMember

    I was wondering if this is big enough for a qt tank I've never had a qt tank before ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1405114375.499602.jpg I think it 5 gallons

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  2. Coradee

    CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    It depends on the size & how many fish you want to quarantine at any one time, a 10 gallon would be better really.
  3. _Fried_Bettas_

    _Fried_Bettas_Well Known MemberMember

    I generally just recommend using a large plastic storage container like they sell at WalMart for $5 or so. Along with a heater and sponge filter. When you don't need it you can easily store it away, and then stick the sponge filter in another tank to keep it cycled.

    I have some of these containers that hold about 6 gallons and some that are really big and hold about 20 gallons half full. I say half full because although they are bigger, but if you fill them all the way up you've got to support the sides or they bow out too much.
  4. OP
    Andrew Sackett

    Andrew SackettValued MemberMember

    I'm planning on getting two angelicus loaches, I don't I'll be able to put then in the qt tank anyways seeing as it's not cycled yet

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