Quarantine Tank Question

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by pinksprklmonkey, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. pinksprklmonkeyValued MemberMember

    How do you keep your quarantine tank cycled on a regular basis? I'm going to be adding fish slowly to my tank so it's looking like it will need to be cycled for a bit while I get my tank stocked. How do you all handle this?
  2. LucyModeratorModerator Member

    Put some extra filter sponges/media in your established tank.
    When you need to set up the Q tank, just add the seeded material.

    Or you can run your 2nd filter in your established tank (if your fish can handle the extra current), then just switch it over when you need to set up the Q tank.
  3. Goldwing_DonWell Known MemberMember

    +1 Sponges work the best...jmho
  4. NutterFishlore VIPMember

    I keep a corner sponge filter running in each of my established tanks for use in QT. Works well.
  5. pinksprklmonkeyValued MemberMember

  6. philipbouchard-daviesValued MemberMember

    what i do is just i have a vegi clip and i clip a filter media for my quarantine tank and it keeps the bacteria alive.

    Phil :)
  7. bubblynutterWell Known MemberMember

    That's an interesting idea, especially if you put it in a black stocking, and have a black background... you'd never notice it!
    Thanks for the suggestion!
  8. philipbouchard-daviesValued MemberMember

    No problem! : )

    Phil :)