08-21-2011, 12:34 AM
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Originally Posted by 29Kilo29
I just started my 75 gallon cichlid tank and am now thinking about a quarantine tank.
First off, what is a recommended size? Should there be any gravel or decor in the tank to minimize the stress, or is there a problem with that? Also, how do you keep the tank going when it has been cycled, but there are no sick fish?
I would suggest 20 gal quarantine tank with plastic plant's or clay pot's depending on species being quarantined.
Maybe just enough substrate to prevent glare from light bouncing off bottom glass.
You could run extra filter on main tank, and move it to the quarantine tank when needed.So long as filters have active bacterial colony ,the placement of mature filter from main tank to quarantine tank, should provide for a few small fish in quarantine.