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small fry 04-12-2011 02:23 PM

Setting up the QT...
 
Hey guys. I need t redo some things in my 10 gallon QT. I've moved the fish into the 55 gallon amazon tank, and now I have a chance to work on my QT.

I am thinking something like; bare-bottom (no substrate), a sponge filter, an airstone, and a carbon filter.

Do you guys think this will work for an airfilter? I would be using an Aqua-Tech 5-10 (a standard filter in a 10 gallon walmart starter kit). I would also be using a low-powered airstone for more aeration if you guys think I need more.

Opinions? I just want something simple.

DKRST 04-12-2011 07:25 PM

I have a 10g QT. It's bare-bottom and I have a hydro-sponge filter with an airstone instead of a powerhead. I got rid of a small HOB because of too much current. Simple incandescent top and a generic heater. So far, works well and easy to see, and clean excess food, if I overfeed. Bare bottom makes it easy. Have a couple of weighted plastic plants to help reduce occupant stress (also have a clay flowerpot for a hiding place). Simple is good, mine may not be so simple after listing it all out...:-?

Don't use carbon since it would remove meds.

small fry 04-12-2011 09:45 PM

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Originally Posted by DKRST (Post 646588)
I have a 10g QT. It's bare-bottom and I have a hydro-sponge filter with an airstone instead of a powerhead. I got rid of a small HOB because of too much current. Simple incandescent top and a generic heater. So far, works well and easy to see, and clean excess food, if I overfeed. Bare bottom makes it easy. Have a couple of weighted plastic plants to help reduce occupant stress (also have a clay flowerpot for a hiding place). Simple is good, mine may not be so simple after listing it all out...:-?

Don't use carbon since it would remove meds.

Sounds good. I guess I will work on cleaning out the QT and get it ready for bare-bottom. I guess I will also order that Oxygen Plus Bio-Filter 11.

Also, check out this thread to add your vote to my next school fish species. Neons and glowlights are out of the question for now, though. I guess it is between Von Rio Tetra and Black Widow Tetra (aka black skirt).

Thanks for the imput, DKRST!


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