Quarantining With Minimal Equipment?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Quarantine' started by Z123Killer, Jul 13, 2017.

  1. Z123KillerWell Known MemberMember

    I have a spare 29 gallon tank and a 150W heater. Can I use that set up to quarantine fish with daily water changes?
     
  2. goplecos

    goplecosWell Known MemberMember

    you could, but why would you want to. A cheap filter costs less than 20 bucks.
     
  3. OP
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    Z123KillerWell Known MemberMember

    I can get a filter but it won't be cycled, would that be an issue?
     
  4. goplecos

    goplecosWell Known MemberMember

    If you need a QT tank. I would get a filter and use a filter cartridge from your existing aquarium. If you do daily water changes without a filter then you won't have much beneficial bacteria either.
     
  5. OP
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    Z123KillerWell Known MemberMember

    My existing aquarium just finished cycling today after 3 months, so I don't want to disturb the bacteria and start a mini cycle...
     
  6. goplecos

    goplecosWell Known MemberMember

    Again, with daily water changes and no filter, there will be very little bacteria. In future I would make sure that you have 2 types of media in your filter. I use carbon cartridges that I change every now and then, and I also have aquarium sponge in my filter. I never change the sponge.
     
  7. smee82Fishlore VIPMember

    You can also keep a little sponge filter in your main tank to use in a qt or to seed another tank when needed
     
  8. OP
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    Z123KillerWell Known MemberMember

    I understand that there wouldn't be much bacteria but this is just going to be a quarantine tank for new fish, so I will only need it for 2 weeks and that's it.
     






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