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should you leave a hospital tank set up or set it up when you need it? :-\
 

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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.
 

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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
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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.
 

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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?
 

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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
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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?
 

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As soon as you put the filter on it, the beneficial bacteria is all ready established in the filter.
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so you won't have an ammonia problem or anything
 

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No thats the advantage of keeping the "Q" tank filter running and operational on another tank with fish in it.
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I REALLY APPRECIATE THE ADVICE 8)
 

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Glad to help
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