09-13-2010, 05:57 AM
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Originally Posted by onefish2fish
i set up a QT when planning a fish purchase, and when its done serving its purpose break it down, clean it, and store it until another fish purchase is planned. i do not continueously have it set up and running, this is something that can help prevent impulse buys.
Do you not allow your quarantine tank to cycle before adding a fish to it then, Jon? Or do you set it up, wait 3 weeks for the tank to cycle, add a fish and wait 4 - 6 weeks, and then break it down afterward?
If you don't allow it to cycle, how do you handle ammonia, etc.? I had started my quarantine tank without allowing it to cycle and found ammonia present even after two 50% water changes two days apart...