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post #1 of 3 Old 04-12-2011, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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Setting up the QT...

Hey guys. I need t redo some things in my 10 gallon QT. I've moved the fish into the 55 gallon amazon tank, and now I have a chance to work on my QT.

I am thinking something like; bare-bottom (no substrate), a sponge filter, an airstone, and a carbon filter.

Do you guys think this will work for an airfilter? I would be using an Aqua-Tech 5-10 (a standard filter in a 10 gallon walmart starter kit). I would also be using a low-powered airstone for more aeration if you guys think I need more.

Opinions? I just want something simple.

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I have a 10g QT. It's bare-bottom and I have a hydro-sponge filter with an airstone instead of a powerhead. I got rid of a small HOB because of too much current. Simple incandescent top and a generic heater. So far, works well and easy to see, and clean excess food, if I overfeed. Bare bottom makes it easy. Have a couple of weighted plastic plants to help reduce occupant stress (also have a clay flowerpot for a hiding place). Simple is good, mine may not be so simple after listing it all out...

Don't use carbon since it would remove meds.
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I have a 10g QT. It's bare-bottom and I have a hydro-sponge filter with an airstone instead of a powerhead. I got rid of a small HOB because of too much current. Simple incandescent top and a generic heater. So far, works well and easy to see, and clean excess food, if I overfeed. Bare bottom makes it easy. Have a couple of weighted plastic plants to help reduce occupant stress (also have a clay flowerpot for a hiding place). Simple is good, mine may not be so simple after listing it all out...

Don't use carbon since it would remove meds.
Sounds good. I guess I will work on cleaning out the QT and get it ready for bare-bottom. I guess I will also order that Oxygen Plus Bio-Filter 11.

Also, check out this thread to add your vote to my next school fish species. Neons and glowlights are out of the question for now, though. I guess it is between Von Rio Tetra and Black Widow Tetra (aka black skirt).

Thanks for the imput, DKRST!

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0.0.7 Black Widow Tetra
1.0.1 Convict Cichlid
0.1.0 Firemouth Cichlid

HermitBase - 10g
Zephus & Monoculus the Purple Pinchers (Coenobita clypeatus)

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