Quarantine Tank

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Pishies, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. PishiesValued MemberMember

    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
  2. MikeRad89Well Known MemberMember

    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.
  3. Bizarro252Well Known MemberMember

    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 :)
  4. MaddieTaylahWell Known MemberMember

    I do this too.
  5. BeanFishWell Known MemberMember

    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.
  6. HerkimurWell Known MemberMember

    I am currently seeding a giant sponge filter with my 3 Jebo power filters and I dose daily with Dr Tim's Ammonium Chloride, which is cheap, only $1,99.

    No fish and all 4 filters stay seeded.

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