Q - Aquarium Dictionary

Updated August 12, 2019
Author: Mike - FishLore Admin
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Aquarium Fish Definition and Glossary

Quarantine Tank :
is a bare bones aquarium that is set up for housing new fish, invertebrates or corals for several weeks so we can monitor them for pests, parasites or disease. Using a quarantine tank is highly recommended and can save countless headaches and money. Trying to catch a diseaseed fish in a tank full of live rock is not our idea of fun. Quarantine tanks allow you to not only monitor new arrivals for disease but it also allows the fish to more slowly acclimate to captivity (saltwater species) and we have a chance to bulk them up a little bit with some good foods before we introduce them to the main tank. More information on Quarantine Tank.

Quick Start :
a beneficial bacteria supplement made by API that is used to help jump start the aquarium nitrogen cycle in new fish tanks. It is supposed to allow the instant addition of fish to the tank. More info here:
API Quick Start
API Quick Start on Amazon

QuietFlow :
is a power filter made by Aqueon. More below:
Aqueon QuietFlow on Amazon

QT :
abbreviation for Quarantine Tank.