quarantine tank help

  1. imgodshand Initiate Member

    im going to setup my quarantine tank, its a 10 gal. tank i didnt buy a filter yet. i was just wondering if you are suppose to cycle the quarantine tank?
     
  2. Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    Welcome to the site. Yes, a quarantine tank needs to be cycled. The best way to make sure a QT is cycled s to have media for the QT filter prepped and ready to go by having it in an established tank.
     

  3. bolivianbaby Fishlore Legend Member

    Welcome to Fishlore! Excellent advice from Jaysee!
     

  4. Lucy Moderator Moderator Member

    Welcome to FishLore :)
    It should be cycled to keep the toxins at 0. However, we know it's hard to keep an empty cycled tank lying around.
    If you already have a well established tank, you can add some extra filter media to it.
    Leave it there for at least 2 weeks. That should give the bacteria a chance to develop.
    When you're ready to set up the Q tank, just add the seeded media to it.
    It should give you almost an instant cycle.
    As always, keep an eye on your parameters.
     

  5. imgodshand Initiate Member

    thank you everybody