10-30-2012, 12:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Reefing Madness
Reguarding Salinity, it would all depend on what you plan on using the QT for, Hyposalinity or Meds? the filter you have chosen will be fine. You should put in 1-2" pvc pieces for the fish to hide in, and a powerhead for some water movement. You don't need rock and you don't need sand and you don't need light. Test to make sure your water parameters are good, and you may add fish. As far as salinity, Hypo will go down to 1.009. But for normal SW Fish Only Tanks, your salinity may be anywhere from 1.017 to 1.027. When running the tank with medication be sure there is no carbon being run in the filter, clean the filter out every couple of days. After you are done with the Meds, be sure to run Carbon for a few weeks to remove the meds you put in there.
Well, this is my first time using a quarantine tank so I don't really know how to go about this. I got the basics down--your advice really helped. I don't plan to medicate the fish in the QT, but rather put a new fish in there before I release it into my display tank. Is there a need to medicate fish before putting it in the display tank? Posted via Mobile Device