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Do you currently maintain a quarantine tank?
Posted 11 January 2011 - 05:38 PM
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Posted 11 January 2011 - 05:40 PM
Posted 11 January 2011 - 05:46 PM
Posted 11 January 2011 - 05:53 PM
I use my frag tank to qt all new fish arrivals less wrasses. I don't quarantine the wrasses since the only diseases they are likely to have is internal parasites and that's only going to kill them. I once quarantined a wrasse for 6 weeks put it in the display it went into the rock and I never saw it again. That was the end of that.
I don't medicate my fish but if any ever got sick I would. Stuff like ick is not worth medicating since a healthy fish should be able to recover no problem.
The primary reasons I do this is to get the fish eating and make sure it's healthy.
I have the ability to qt corals but I never do. Oh sometimes they go in for a couple of days while I decide where I want them, but I never leave them in for 4-6 weeks to make sure they have no parasites diseases or other pests.
Posted 11 January 2011 - 06:05 PM
Since discovering a Zoa eating Nudibranches in my main tank, I'm quarantineing all my zoa colonies for 4 weeks, and dipping them in CoralRX every week. Hopefully this is long enough for the ones in the main tank to die off. From now on I'm dipping every new coral in CoralRX and Lugol's Iodine before it goes in the tank, but I don't plan to quarantine new corals yet.
Posted 11 January 2011 - 06:10 PM
Posted 11 January 2011 - 06:21 PM
If I need to. I saved a six line wrasse that way once. It was a stupid decision.
God how you hate that fish...
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Posted 11 January 2011 - 06:28 PM
Posted 11 January 2011 - 06:32 PM
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Posted 11 January 2011 - 06:34 PM
I do plan on putting my replacement fish through the QT tank, so it will stay set up long enough for me to do that. Not a set in stone QT time line, but I will probably shoot for about a week in QT with a low dose of Cupramine and maybe at a lower salinity than normal.
After I am done with all that, the QT tank will come down and be stored for the next time I need it. Since the equipment is probably dosed with meds, the tank will pretty much stay "set up".....but with no water and it will be hiding in a closet.
Posted 25 May 2011 - 11:17 PM
Posted 26 May 2011 - 08:48 AM
Don't put live rock et al in them. Just set it up then use active carbon and water changes to keep things at acceptable levels and pieces of PVC for fish to hide in.
All this crap about having to cycle/maintain a QT tank is just down right silly.
As to duration... Depends on the fish/coral. Standard is 10 days. Longer for some fish, for example when one is needing to be weened off of live food onto pellets. Coral standard is 10 days as well.
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 10:58 PM
When I get my one fish it's going straight into my tank 'cause there's no other fish to infect and my setup isn't adequate for anything except corals.
Posted 01 June 2011 - 03:00 PM
Posted 09 June 2011 - 05:31 PM
All incoming Acro and Montis get dipped before entering the QT. If I see any sign of AEFW or Monti Nudis, the corals get dipped once a week for 4 weeks. They then get dipped again a month later and inspected for Red Bug. If that dip comes up clean, then they can go into my display tank. Either way, I utilize a two month minimum QT on SPS.
I do not QT fish.
Posted 09 June 2011 - 05:46 PM
I used to quarantine corals, but now I just dip and thoroughly inspect them beforehand
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Posted 03 July 2011 - 12:16 AM
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 01:15 AM
Posted 24 September 2011 - 04:52 AM
The only thing ive not bean plagued by is AEFW thank God, but im CERTAIN that ill see it in QT eventually. Likely sooner than later at the rate of all those that dont QT or QT for insufficient periods of time...1 month is my minimum QT and thats only if there is zero change in the coral/fish to the naked eye. If something looks even remotely out of place and I cant find the cause then its a month longer and so on.
Bottom line is that Ive got too much money invested in my tank to risk it without an insurance plan(QT).
This is a great guide to QT: http://reefkeeping.c...ature/index.php
Edited by chrishayes, 24 September 2011 - 04:56 AM.
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Posted 14 October 2011 - 07:55 PM
Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:33 PM
I'm about to stock my new reef tank and i already set up my QT. I plan to qt for 2-3 weeks.
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