Quarantine Tank

Pishies

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If I have a quarantine/hospital tank cycled and running, do I need to keep a fish or 2 in it to keep it cycled?

I imagine you cant keep a tank empty and expect it to stay cycled.

So I need to keep a fish in the quarantine tank to keep it going and add a new fish or sick fish if necessary?

Hope I am making myself understood o_O
 

MikeRad89

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I run an extra filter on one of my tanks. If I need my quarantine tank I just take the filter off the 90g and put it on the hospital tank and fill it. Instant cycle.
 

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Hi! you will need to provide some sort of ammonia source to keep the bacteria fed. Either a few drops of ammonia or a sprinkling of fish food will do the trick - hope that helps
 

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I have sponge like filters which are not really sponges but plastic boxes that allow you to put whatever you want inside of them so I just add some cycled media from my tank. The cases are pretty cheap, just a buck and they are air driven.
Even then I am not that big of a fan of quarantine (to actually do a correct quarantine that will make a difference takes quite a bit of resources which sadly I dont have) so I dont find myself using them much.
 
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