12-21-2008, 04:18 PM
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Yesterday I went to my parents house and was digging through some old stuff and came across two tanks that I used to have in Jr High. One is a ten gallon that I will be turning into a betta tank after the holidays(I have to purchase a filter/heater/partitions), but the other one is a three gallon that I had some questions on. I have a working Aquaclear mini HOB filter and profile non-submersible heater that I found for it. To use it for a QT what media do I need in the filter? Right now it just has a sponge. Also I was thinking of not putting any substrate or decor in it, so would I still need to cycle the tank and get bacteria to grow in the sponge? Or would I just need to do daily water changes when I had fish in it? It is an ugly tank, so I wont be putting it on display anywhere. My other thought is to use it as a breeding tank for a single female guppy when not in use a QT. The plan would be that once I have fry I could keep less than half in the 3 gallon, and a little more than half in a segment of my soon to be betta tank til they were of size to give away. The point of me breeding is to keep the best looking ones for my 30 gallon.
So what am I missing? Is this possible? All input is always appreciated! Thank you in advance.