Quarantine Tank Question 

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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?
 
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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.
 

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Lucy said:
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.
+1 Sponges work the best...jmho
 

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I keep a corner sponge filter running in each of my established tanks for use in QT. Works well.
 
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Thanks!x:
 

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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
 

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philipbouchard-davies said:
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
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!
 

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No problem! : )

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