hospital tank

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dano569, Dec 6, 2005.

  1. dano569Valued MemberMember

    should you leave a hospital tank set up or set it up when you need it? :-\
  2. newbie101Well Known MemberMember

    i think leave it set up or else you will have to re-cycle it every time and the sick fish will probably die from the ammonia before they die of the disease.
  3. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    Right you are Emma ;) Some people leave the "Q" tank running with a platy or molly in it to keep it cycled then move it when they put a fish into quarantine. Hope this helps ;D
  4. dano569Valued MemberMember

    yeah it does i've never had a hospital tank before and i'm buying another 55 so i will have my 10 for a hospital tank. ;)
  5. IsabellaFishlore VIPMember

    I think Carol has also mentioned elsewhere that it's OK when you keep your filter from the Q tank running on your main tank, so that when you need the Q tank, all you have to do is to fill the Q tank with water and transfer that filter from the main tank to the Q tank. Carol, which is better: keeping the Q tank filter running on the main tank OR keeping the Q tank cycled with some fish?
  6. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    I prefer to keep the "Q" tank filter running on the main tank to keep it cycled. Then I can put the empty tank away until I need it. But not all people can stand an empty tank around so keep a fish or two in it to keep it cycle ;D
  7. dano569Valued MemberMember

    so if you keep that filter running on a another tank it would be ok to put the q tank empty then fill it up with water when you need it?how long would it have to run until it would be safe to put a fish in?
  8. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    As soon as you put the filter on it, the beneficial bacteria is all ready established in the filter.
  9. dano569Valued MemberMember

    so you won't have an ammonia problem or anything ;)
  10. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    No thats the advantage of keeping the "Q" tank filter running and operational on another tank with fish in it.
  11. dano569Valued MemberMember

  12. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    Glad to help ;)