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Old 12-14-2009, 06:51 PM   #1
 
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What to do...

My community tank is fully up and running now, buuuuuutttt I'd like to add three more platies. That would mean quarentine, which means that I'd have to go buy a tank especially for the purpose.

So... Do I go and get a good ol' 5 gallon glass rectangle with heater/hood/crappy incandescent light/and filter all seperately, or do I buy one of those acrylic Aqueon MiniBow 5 galloners with built tin light and filter. Or, do I quarentine the fish all seperatly in 4 L (~1 gallon) pickle jars with airstones.

What should I do?
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Old 12-14-2009, 06:58 PM   #2
 
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If you feel like taking your chances and adding them in the tank - Go for it.

Otherwise a good ole clear plastic bin from your favorit Walmart with a desk lamp over it and Airstone in it will do the same trick for a QT for 1-2 weeks.
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Old 12-14-2009, 07:45 PM   #3
 
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Otherwise a good ole clear plastic bin from your favorit Walmart with a desk lamp over it and Airstone in it will do the same trick for a QT for 1-2 weeks.
Would a clean pail do the trick? My dad "rescues" them.
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Old 12-14-2009, 08:45 PM   #4
 
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You mean like a cleaned out paint bucket or alike? I'd not wanna take my chances that there's chem's left in it that would dissolve into the water. Just get any kinda new bin/ bucket that yu know didn't have anything in it.
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Old 12-14-2009, 08:47 PM   #5
 
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Oh! Sorry. No I mean a clean white plastic bucket. (The industrial kind. We've recently rescued some from Tim Horton's that are food quality clean.)
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Old 12-14-2009, 09:30 PM   #6
 
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honestly you dont need a light for a q tank, just get a small power head with a sponge attached and throw them in whatever you can find that will hold water. i use this method and works great held a acei in q with a bucket powerhead and a heater for about a month and no problems cept the one it was orignally qtnd for in the first place.

makes me laugh when i see people going all out for a q tank, getting substrate decor and filters. just a waste of money for the intended purpose IMHO
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Old 12-14-2009, 09:53 PM   #7
 
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Well, also if I went out and bought a full on tank, I'd end up buying fish to put in it and would then have to buy ANOTHER q tank. I don't suffer from multiple tank syndrome... Yet.
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Old 12-14-2009, 10:02 PM   #8
 
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Well, also if I went out and bought a full on tank, I'd end up buying fish to put in it and would then have to buy ANOTHER q tank. I don't suffer from multiple tank syndrome... Yet.
and yet like many on here are well on the way~
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