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    Quarantine Set-ups

    Wondering what sorts of quarantine set-ups some of the wiser club members may use that help maintain water quality yet can still be disassembeled and sterillized (unless you have a good method for that as well). I've been using a forty with some HOBs but not sure if its the best method for keepihg the water stable without constant testing and water changes. I do understanf that's a large part, but I'm still not convinced my QT water is as stable as it needs to be.

    Anyways i get the dosing/medicating/hypo bits, just wanted to see what other tricks equipment and setups people use. Lights, no lights, tank water, rock, no rock, skimmers, UV, canisters, gravel, sponge filters, etc?

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    Whenever I have ran a qt tank I have always used water change water from my display tank to fill and do water changes on the qt. I would also keep filter pads or filter floss in my displays sump to use on a qt/hypo tank.

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    Whenever I have ran a qt tank I have always used water change water from my display tank to fill and do water changes on the qt. I would also keep filter pads or filter floss in my displays sump to use on a qt/hypo tank. I only have a air stone hob filter and no lights on my qt/hypo tanks.

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    My new set up will have a 90 gallon qt tank. It will be filled by the main return pump and will constantly be running and draining back into my sump. When a new fish comes in, I will close the ball valve for the return and the drain, thus locking all of the water in. With a switch of a surge protector, I will turn on the heater, pump, and hob skimmer. The fish will only have to acclimate to my water once.

    If treatment is necessary I will treat and drain the whole tank. The bad water will go directly to the house drain. I can rinse a few times and start the cirrculation over again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by static reef View Post
    My new set up will have a 90 gallon qt tank. It will be filled by the main return pump and will constantly be running and draining back into my sump. When a new fish comes in, I will close the ball valve for the return and the drain, thus locking all of the water in. With a switch of a surge protector, I will turn on the heater, pump, and hob skimmer. The fish will only have to acclimate to my water once.

    If treatment is necessary I will treat and drain the whole tank. The bad water will go directly to the house drain. I can rinse a few times and start the cirrculation over again.

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    Great idea.


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