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post #101 of 196 Old 10-31-2009, 07:43 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the quick reply. i will buy a QT tmrw. about 7 gallon paying Rs.350/- around $7 .

Hope the size is fine for a QT.
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post #102 of 196 Old 10-31-2009, 08:10 AM
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Seven gallons? I would say that's way too small. I use a 20 long.



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post #103 of 196 Old 10-31-2009, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
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Small Room.

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Seven gallons? I would say that's way too small. I use a 20 long.

Well i have a small room. Should i go for it or not reply fast, a very small room i have and my wife will kill me if she finds a QT.(one more tank in my room).

Does a UV destroys beneficial bactria alongwith the bad ones.

What should i do plz reply fast. i can get the tank tomorrow only otherwise wait for a week.
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post #104 of 196 Old 10-31-2009, 10:14 AM
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I would not use anything smaller than a 10 gallon for a quarantine tank, at MINIMUM.

No, a UV will not harm the beneficial bacteria in your aquarium. (short version of the answer to this question)
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post #105 of 196 Old 10-31-2009, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks bro for quick. I lou u.

I will try to make a 10 gallon.
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post #106 of 196 Old 11-02-2009, 01:28 AM Thread Starter
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Bought Quarantine Tank of 11.5 gallon.
Bought 2 thermostat heaters 1 for big tank. 1 for qt tank.

Installed a heater in the tank with the 28 deg celcius temp. i.e 82.4 degree farhenhiet. Please note that previously no heater was installed on my tank as India is hot and humid but i used to swith on the A.C. at night and that time the temp used to come down so i decided to buy a heater.

But now since winter is coming in Kolkata(India), i have installed a heater at 28 deg centigrade. The winter will start from December 09 till January 2010. India is hot and humid but winter stays for approx 2 to 3 months.

Damsel is doing good fed on home garlic mixed with fish food coz Garlic based fish not yet available here. Might get by the end of this week.

Hope everybody is happy.

One more thing i want to clarify that here in kolkata you dont get clown fish all the times, when it comes it gets sold too fast. So if i get a couple of ocellaris i will buy and put them in QT for a couple of months.
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post #107 of 196 Old 11-02-2009, 08:22 AM Thread Starter
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My Protien Skimmer is like Nona Air Stone Protein Skimmer. Actually this is what is available here. costed me $14 round about 700 indian rupees frommy LFS. Sufficient for 29 gallon i think.

It looks something like this.

Nano Air Wood Protein Skimmer - eBay (item 370284190406 end time Nov-09-09 00:00:37 PST)
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post #108 of 196 Old 11-03-2009, 12:55 AM Thread Starter
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URGENT.

Since Morning Damsel is behaving strangely rubbing his body everywhere and going in front of the powerhead frequently though i couldn't make out any white spots.

I think the ich is back. It might be the 2nd cycle of the ich.

Pasfur why dont you allow me to put the damsel in quarantine tank for sometime. Will it be suitable to go for hyposalintity. or should i keep on feeding home made garlic mixed with fish food in the main tank only as you said earlier.

Please reply fast as the white spots might come back when i reach home tonight from my office.


I have to take some actions.
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post #109 of 196 Old 11-03-2009, 04:54 AM
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I see no reason to introduce ich into the Q tank. The behavior you are watching is expected. I have very little doubt that ich will make an appearance again as the Damsel fights off this infection. Personally, I would not be concerned at this point.

Moving the fish to the Q tank would be a stressful experience. Plus, the Q tank does not have a mature biofilter yet.
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post #110 of 196 Old 11-03-2009, 07:52 AM
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Pasfur is right. It is better to see him scratching than to stay in one spot laborously breathing. Keep up with Garlic feeding and keep the parameters stable in your tank. What kind of foods are you feeding? Make sure you keep your feeding pattern regular. I prefer to have my wife tap in a few pellets when the lights come on, I throw a little frozen food in when I get home, and tap a few pellets in at night. This would be overkill for one fish of course, so maybe a couple of pellets once a day, and maybe frozen or fresh every other day, for example. Keeping your fish on a schedule will help him stay healthy, IMO.



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