Items Need For Quarantine Tank?

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hey, this question is directed to Mike, since he is the expert. Anyways mike, I have a 40 gallon tank and I need to start a quarantine tank of about 10 gallons. My question is what other equipment do I need, and how should I opertate it... Another thing is that I just wanted to know if a quarantine tank is important ...........hope to hear from u soon


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hey mike,

the only question I have is that do I need live rock in the quarantine tank ? thanks again
 

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No live rock in the qt tank. Any medications that you may have to use will most likely kill the living organisms on the live rock.
 
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ok so tell me if this sounds right ...................... - A 10 gal tank
- power filter
-heater and powerhead
and PVC ?
 

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PVC is a good idea for fish that like to hide and it should make it less stressful for them. The equipment you listed should work fine for a quarantine tank. What kind of fish do you need to quarantine?
 
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I'm looking to quarantine docile fish .... small ones like ... clownfish, demsel, firefish,...... but I would also like to get larger fish like tangs

oh ya ....... should I use fresh saltwater as well ....thanks mike u da man @!@
 
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hey mike ,

how often should I change the water in my QT... I heard daily, but there's no way I could do that........ how much % of water needs to be changed and when ?

thanks mike

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