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twocents 05-02-2010 05:42 PM

Quarantine/hospital tanks.. a sticky for this perhaps?
 
What is a good size for a quarantine tank?
I am currently using a small 1 gallon plastic tank.
No substrate (I do not have substrate, and one plastic plant).
Can you dry out the filter and re-use it? (Using a small air driven filter)
Right now it is occupied by about 19 fry.
Thanks.

rsn48 05-02-2010 07:43 PM

You can pick up 10 gallon aquariums very cheaply, equipped, at places like Salvation Army and Value Village. When you go there probably won't be any, but keep checking in every week and one or more will appear.

iamntbatman 05-03-2010 03:53 AM

10g tanks do make really nice quarantine/hospital tanks. They're large enough to comfortably house single specimens of slightly larger fish that might get sick as well as groups of smaller fish. Plus, they don't take up too much space and are really inexpensive.

twocents 05-04-2010 04:50 PM

Thanks...
Currently I am using the 1 gallon for fry.
So, the other question is: use bare bottom in the quarantine? If the tank is to be emptied and refilled, I would think bare bottom is best, no substrate.
I just think perhaps someone with more experience could perhaps write an article and someone would make it a sticky.

aunt kymmie 05-04-2010 07:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by twocents (Post 377017)
I just think perhaps someone with more experience could perhaps write an article and someone would make it a sticky.

iamntbatman- I see your name all over this one! ;-)

iamntbatman 05-05-2010 04:08 AM

Hmmm maybe I can do that. Barebottom tanks are great for quarantine/hospital tanks because they allow you to do things like inspect fish poo for evidence of parasites. They also allow you to keep things pretty clean, which is nice.

twocents 05-12-2010 05:08 PM

Thanks again all. including imntbatman.
There are lots of nice articles that are stickys for basic information. Quarantine/hospital tanks just don't seem to be represented. Only reason I thought along those lines.

iamntbatman 05-20-2010 04:27 AM

How's that?

twocents 05-20-2010 09:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iamntbatman (Post 377510)
Hmmm maybe I can do that. Barebottom tanks are great for quarantine/hospital tanks because they allow you to do things like inspect fish poo for evidence of parasites. They also allow you to keep things pretty clean, which is nice.

for consideration of a sticky article. and confirming that barebottom tanks are good for quarantine/hospital use. it makes common sense, but I have seen a few articles around on quarantine tanks but you don't always get all the details one would like.

again, thanks for the reply.

eileen 05-20-2010 01:42 PM

I just posted a thread in the Freshwater Aquarium - Converting to sand/Qt container I found. Check it out.


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