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what size should my hosipital/ quarintine tank be? for cichlids?
Old 04-01-2011, 09:31 PM   #1
 
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Question what size should my hosipital/ quarintine tank be? for cichlids?

ok so i have a 55 gallon main tank that is empty but i am going to get fish and i am wondering what size quarantine tank i should get i was thinking 10 gallons since its just for transitioning and i only buy 2 fish at a time anyways..... or maybe i should go 15 or 20long...
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:33 PM   #2
 
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id go with a 20 regular. a 40 breeder is even better but a 20 would suffice. a long isn't really suitable for "all fish"
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:40 PM   #3
 
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its just for African cichlids i like to buy 2"-3"....
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:45 PM   #4
 
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15 or 20 then will be perfect
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:46 PM   #5
 
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ok good...now to find a spot for it.
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:56 PM   #6
 
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stick it under the 55 stand
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Old 04-01-2011, 10:02 PM   #7
 
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its the cabinet kind.... i will prolly put in my sons room... or the living room
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:42 PM   #8
 
I use a 15, but a 10 would work too IMO.
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:59 PM   #9
 
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I would use a 20 long. A longer tank is better for cichlids IMO....more territory, even if it is for just a few weeks.
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Old 04-02-2011, 12:53 AM   #10
 
Use dividers if necessary. Q-tanks are meant mainly to protect fish you have already bough and save costs of treating the main tank for disease. Hence I usually stick to the smaller side. No reason to treat 20 gallons of water when I can treat 10.
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