11-19-2012, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by 1077
Medication's often used in quarantine tank's (why we quarantine) often kill plant's.
Dead or dying plant's will only hurt water quality.
But if no med's are used due to fish remaining healthy,,then adding some floating plant's could help .
My quarantine tank is bare bottom 20 gal that I add a few artificial caves,or artificial plant's to when I place new/sick fish into it.
That is a valid point along with the fact the plants will also filter out the medications as well.
But I always though a QT was used to observe the new fish to see if they were sick. Unlike a hospital tank. I am not in favor of or recommending we medicate unless symptoms are actually observed. Plus the low ammonia, low co2 and high oxygen stable environment can't help but keep new fish heathly and prevent stress related illnesses so that meds are not necessary anyway.