12-24-2011, 10:07 PM
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1) don't do anything to your equipment = one sick fish and then all your tanks need treatment ($$$)
2) keep a separate set of tools for each tank, that's what I do (I use the same buckets to catch old water, and another set of buckets to dump clean water into tanks, but that doesn't cross-contaminate tanks. Each tank has it's own siphon hose that has one end marked as the "tank end". With lots of tanks, this doesn't necessarily work well.
3) Disinfect equipment. You can use bleach (rinse really well and use dechlorinator), potassium permanganate (hard to get, can be hazardous, stains stuff), a bucket of water with lots of salt (works well, but destroys anything metal over time).
THE most important thing with multiple tanks is to have, and use, a quarantine tank for plants and fish. Isolate anything new for 2-4 weeks before it goes near one of your main/display tanks.
That's all I can think of at present!
Last edited by DKRST; 12-24-2011 at 10:14 PM..