is it a seperate tank or is it somehow attached or????/
its a separate tank that usually doesn't contain live plants or a lot of substrate. It is designed kinda like a hospital, easy to clean and sterilize while making its inhabitants semi comfortable for their stay. I highly recommend fake plants and plastic caves and a very shallow gravel bed for them so that they are easy to deal with should a disease break out.
What size tank are we talking? would it be an idea to keep a cleaner shrimp in there 2?
A qt can be about anything I have seen them from 1gal to 20gal. I wouldn't worry about the cleaners personally, usually people don't have fish in QT more than 3 weeks unless something happened. You also don't have to keep the tank running, stick the filter on your main tank in between uses of the QT tank.
Im confused dont i have too keep its water type the same as my main tank??
to a point, what water type are you referring to as far as type? Really for a QT you just want to keep the fish isolated from the main tank to watch for disease or defects that could case harm to your main tank.
i mean like nitrate and ph level thought they had to be the same and im thinking of using the QT to introduce new arrivals so i can ensure they cause no harm ??
QT's are not attached to the main tank, that would defeat the purpose of not introducing pest/disease into the main tank. You have to acclimate the fish to the QT tank and then after a few weeks or when ready, acclimate them to the display tank.
Cheers mike i understand it all now as i read the article on saltwater QT's on the main fishlore website lol
Ok, glad to help.