do you have a quarantine tank?

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do you have a quarantine tank?

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  2. no

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  1. fish_r_friend

    fish_r_friend Well Known Member Member

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    do you have a quarantine tank?
     


  2. newbie101

    newbie101 Well Known Member Member

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    no sadly i dont, my parents dont see the point :(
     


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    fish_r_friend

    fish_r_friend Well Known Member Member

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    same here I'm try t convince mine to let me get one and anther tank :) :) :)
     
  4. 0morrokh

    0morrokh Fishlore VIP Member

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    I don't currently have one, but I am planning to get one soon, when I stock my next tank. I highly recommend one to anyone with fish, since fish can get sick at any time (which just happened to me).
     
  5. beckers4oranges

    beckers4oranges Member Member

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    wish i had one...and will get one once i start the salt water tank thing
     
  6. armadillo

    armadillo Fishlore VIP Member

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    Just got one, but it still needs to cycle. Am thinking of a second quarantaine tank. I've seen the cutest miniature version of my hexa tank!
     
  7. Gwenz

    Gwenz Well Known Member Member

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    yes i have one, but it's not cycled yet. Will be setting it up soon.

    Gwenz :)
     
  8. PrayforMojo

    PrayforMojo Member Member

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    I do not have one but am planning on setting one up as a hospital tank. At the time i hape inexpensive and simple fish that haven't been sick and are easily replaced. I know it sound mean but i would try to help the fishi f i could. The quaantine tank just isn't in the budget...yet. what is a good size for a qarantine tank and is it totally necessary.
     
  9. COBettaCouple

    COBettaCouple Fishlore Legend Member

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    we have 1 tank now and hope to expand that to 3 when we're able to.. if we can stop buying Bettas. ;)
     
  10. FishPirateL337

    FishPirateL337 Member Member

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    I have a 10g hospital tank. This was my first tank and it works great, even though I don't have to use it much.
     


  11. MissMTS

    MissMTS Fishlore VIP Member

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    I had a quarantine tank, but I couldn't figure out how to keep it cycled in between adding fish. It was good cause I used it to clear up the ich on my neon tetras, but a couple weeks later when I put an angel in there it died. I know that there is a way to do it, but it just wasn't working for me. Now my tanks are pretty much stocked, but next time I set up a tank I plan on getting another one.
     
  12. SereneReyn

    SereneReyn Member Member

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    i don't generally find it necessary for me. i kept fish for a long time, years ago... and the one and only time i used a hospital tank was when my dad bought an oscar that was already sick... he was so bad off that i honestly didn't think he'd make it, but he pulled through and became the meanest one he had.
     
  13. Allie

    Allie Fishlore VIP Member

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    We have one. Some of our tanks are just too big to treat...so we need a smaller one. Less cost on meds.
     
  14. capekate

    capekate Fishlore VIP Member

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    I am now using my other 29g as a QT... wanted to shut it down, but thought, may as well use it if I need it for sick fish... Not going to add any fish in there so will have to keep an eye on the water perimeters to keep it cycled.

    :;bananapc ~ kate
     
  15. Pyro

    Pyro Initiate Member

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    I have a 2 Gallon for a smaller fish quarantine, and a 25-29 gallon as a larger fish quarantine. however, I ended up putting a big 8" Midas Cichlid in it because he was too agressive, not sick.
     
  16. Dino

    Dino Fishlore VIP Member

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    We Q all fish that come into the fishhouse.
    Since most tanks are kept 1-2 species only ( usually a pleco and whatever is the main fish for the tank) we do not run into any problems.

    I HIGHLY reccommend that all new fish be quarntined.
     
  17. luna

    luna Well Known Member Member

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    I voted no, since I currently don't have ANY fish, and my cycling tank is for just one betta. If/when MTS strikes, I'll create a quarantine setup.
     
  18. COBettaCouple

    COBettaCouple Fishlore Legend Member

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    We've always got some empty tanks now that can be setup in a hurry for a Q. tank. We just need to order a few more heaters after I tossed the Tetra heaters in the trash.
     
  19. MagpieTear

    MagpieTear Well Known Member Member

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    Well, I bought a tank that was to be a quarantine, but it ended up with a betta in it somehow... ;D
     
  20. becker42

    becker42 Initiate Member

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    nope dont have one..but i have three tanks full of fish..all freshwater