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boostedvq
06/29/2015, 01:05 PM
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Small Rio pump for circulation

Heater to keep temp 77-79 (although inside temp has been around 78 as it is)

Filter sponge that's been sitting in my sump for 2 months

Anything else I need to do?

Waddleboy
06/29/2015, 02:07 PM
something for the fish to hide in. i like to use PVC couplers or small section of pipe. Easy to clean too

julie180
06/29/2015, 03:31 PM
PVC for hiding and might cover 3 sides of the tank just to make fish feel more secure.

Since you have done the correct thing and QT, make sure you do it long enough to be effective!

nuxx
06/30/2015, 11:07 AM
Airstone and small powerhead pointed at the surface might help.

Also lots of PVC :)

BigBlueTang
06/30/2015, 11:27 AM
321883

Small Rio pump for circulation

Heater to keep temp 77-79 (although inside temp has been around 78 as it is)

Filter sponge that's been sitting in my sump for 2 months

Anything else I need to do?

Looks good!
Just a observation, is that three triggers in a 10 gallon tank?

That bio load is way too much for a qt, and aggression will be high

If they aren't triggers and I am being dumb, what are they?

boostedvq
06/30/2015, 11:29 AM
Looks good!
Just a observation, is that three triggers in a 10 gallon tank?

That bio load is way too much for a qt, and aggression will be high

If they aren't triggers and I am being dumb, what are they?
It's actually a paired blue throat trigger pair, along with a scopas tang.

I plan on doing a daily 1 gallon wc during the time they're in qt

boostedvq
06/30/2015, 11:29 AM
Airstone and small powerhead pointed at the surface might help.

Also lots of PVC :)
I have a small Rio pointed towards surface for agitation. Is that sufficient?

nuxx
06/30/2015, 11:31 AM
Tanks probably too small for two triggers and a tang.

I'd say 40 gallon minimum for those.

More than likely the Triggers will also get aggressive in that sized tank.

BigBlueTang
06/30/2015, 12:05 PM
Tanks probably too small for two triggers and a tang.

I'd say 40 gallon minimum for those.

More than likely the Triggers will also get aggressive in that sized tank.

+1

If you keep the tang in there its likely dead.
I would keep one trigger maximum in a 10 gal, and it would have to be like 2 inches long

Return two fish, keep one IMO if you don't want losses

boostedvq
06/30/2015, 01:21 PM
+1

If you keep the tang in there its likely dead.
I would keep one trigger maximum in a 10 gal, and it would have to be like 2 inches long

Return two fish, keep one IMO if you don't want losses

Before I do that, I also have a wading pool I used to house my fish when I had to repair a leak. It was one of those $10 pools at target. Could I use that for a QT and keep all 3 in there? If not, then I'll return 2 of them.
Tanks probably too small for two triggers and a tang.

I'd say 40 gallon minimum for those.

More than likely the Triggers will also get aggressive in that sized tank.

BigBlueTang
06/30/2015, 01:39 PM
Before I do that, I also have a wading pool I used to house my fish when I had to repair a leak. It was one of those $10 pools at target. Could I use that for a QT and keep all 3 in there? If not, then I'll return 2 of them.


If it is food safe, I don't see why not.. Do you know diameter?

boostedvq
06/30/2015, 01:43 PM
If it is food safe, I don't see why not.. Do you know diameter?
Not off hand. I do know it took about 30 gals to fill up.

Or, about 80 lbs of play sand to provide a 4" deep sandbox for my kids (I have 2 haha)

BigBlueTang
06/30/2015, 01:45 PM
Not off hand. I do know it took about 30 gals to fill up.

Or, about 80 lbs of play sand to provide a 4" deep sandbox for my kids (I have 2 haha)


No sand in QT
30 gals is still pushing it. Try and see if you can go to petco and pickup a 40b, for 40$. will be a great QT
What is your DT size? You would need at least a 180 for 2 bluejaws

boostedvq
06/30/2015, 02:02 PM
It's 200g, 68 x 32 x 22

BigBlueTang
06/30/2015, 04:11 PM
It's 200g, 68 x 32 x 22


For a 200 gal I would say at least a 40b for a QT.. You can't expect a tang in a 10 gallon no matter how small

lpsouth1978
06/30/2015, 04:22 PM
Just food for thought... We have a 300g DT and for our QT system, we have 2x 40 breeders and 2x 55g for the fish, and a 40 breeder for coral/inverts. Many of the fish that most people chose to put in a tank of this size are almost always to big for a 10 or 20 gallon tank, even for short periods.

Also, once the DT is stocked, if something happens to get in the tank, you will need a LOT more than what you have. Even with 270g of QT, I would want more tanks if I had an emergency and had to remove all of the fish from the DT.

It is my opinion, especially with big (100g+) tanks, that we need to plan for the worst and hope for the best.

boostedvq
06/30/2015, 04:39 PM
For a 200 gal I would say at least a 40b for a QT.. You can't expect a tang in a 10 gallon no matter how small

Just food for thought... We have a 300g DT and for our QT system, we have 2x 40 breeders and 2x 55g for the fish, and a 40 breeder for coral/inverts. Many of the fish that most people chose to put in a tank of this size are almost always to big for a 10 or 20 gallon tank, even for short periods.

Also, once the DT is stocked, if something happens to get in the tank, you will need a LOT more than what you have. Even with 270g of QT, I would want more tanks if I had an emergency and had to remove all of the fish from the DT.

It is my opinion, especially with big (100g+) tanks, that we need to plan for the worst and hope for the best.

To you both, I thank you for your responses. The fact that you both are helping me become a better reefer, instead of nit picking what I'm doing is appreciated.

I'd love to have a large enough tank for a qt, unfortunately my house isn't big enough at the moment. I think whoever designed this house, designed it without thinking of movers, as there's a lot of odd shaped walls. The one area where I could put a 40breeder, is the desk my son uses for homework. Plus, having 3 kids with tons of toys takes away from tank space haha

Regardless, we are moving in 2 years, max. At that point I'll be moving towards a 72 x 36 x 22, with a dedicated area for reefing (qt, equipment, etc)

Again

BigBlueTang
06/30/2015, 04:41 PM
To you both, I thank you for your responses. The fact that you both are helping me become a better reefer, instead of nit picking what I'm doing is appreciated.

I'd love to have a large enough tank for a qt, unfortunately my house isn't big enough at the moment. I think whoever designed this house, designed it without thinking of movers, as there's a lot of odd shaped walls. The one area where I could put a 40breeder, is the desk my son uses for homework. Plus, having 3 kids with tons of toys takes away from tank space haha

Regardless, we are moving in 2 years, max. At that point I'll be moving towards a 72 x 36 x 22, with a dedicated area for reefing (qt, equipment, etc)

Again


Tell your son to move!!!! :lol:
But seriously you need to get a new qt fast!
The tang is going to get beaten!

boostedvq
06/30/2015, 04:44 PM
Tell your son to move!!!! [emoji38]
But seriously you need to get a new qt fast!
The tang is going to get beaten!
Actually my friend is dropping off an extra 10g tank he has lying around. I just need to go pick up an extra air pump

BigBlueTang
06/30/2015, 05:51 PM
Actually my friend is dropping off an extra 10g tank he has lying around. I just need to go pick up an extra air pump


Still... This isn't a solution, by a longshot...
How big are your triggers?

boostedvq
06/30/2015, 06:40 PM
Still... This isn't a solution, by a longshot...
How big are your triggers?
4.5" or so. It's all temporary while I move things around to fit a 40b

BigBlueTang
06/30/2015, 06:42 PM
4.5" or so. It's all temporary while I move things around to fit a 40b


Ouch.. That has got to suck for the trigs.
Thats good... Get a 40 b asap! 4.5 inch triggers can be nasty things when they are angry (had an idiot friend who had a bluejaw in his 35 gallon with a snowflake eel, three days after the trigger was added the eels head was in the overflow)

nuxx
07/01/2015, 09:52 AM
Had two 3.5" Crosshatches in a 40 gallon breeder for around 7 weeks.

Water was nasty at the end... they eat A LOT. Might even be pushing it at 4.5". I used stability everyday as well.

Sacohen
07/05/2015, 01:13 PM
Do you keep QT tanks up and running all the time, in preparation for an unexpected fish purchase, or do you only set it up when you are expecting to get a fish?

Also do you have a separate tanks hospital QT and newly purchased fish QT?

boostedvq
07/05/2015, 06:18 PM
Do you keep QT tanks up and running all the time, in preparation for an unexpected fish purchase, or do you only set it up when you are expecting to get a fish?

Also do you have a separate tanks hospital QT and newly purchased fish QT?
No, I don't keep ant QT running. I only set it up as needed. I don't have a big place to keep a dedicated qt/HT running. It's something I'd like to do once we move, but not feasible in our current residence.

BigBlueTang
07/05/2015, 10:04 PM
No, I don't keep ant QT running. I only set it up as needed. I don't have a big place to keep a dedicated qt/HT running. It's something I'd like to do once we move, but not feasible in our current residence.


That's what I do.
Not too hard, uncycled Qt just requires a lot of constant attention because if that ammonia level becomes readable, fish are going to die very quickly.

nuxx
07/06/2015, 11:32 AM
Normally keep ours running... but have been redoing our downstairs office with a large frag rack for 2 - 20 longs, 2 - 20 standards and 2 - 40 breeders.

Also setting up a 150 gallon frag tank in that room, so just been busy.

Finished plumbing the frag tank last night, so after filling up and testing we'll get the QTs setup again.

billsreef
07/06/2015, 04:30 PM
Do you keep QT tanks up and running all the time, in preparation for an unexpected fish purchase, or do you only set it up when you are expecting to get a fish?

Also do you have a separate tanks hospital QT and newly purchased fish QT?
It is easy to keep a sponge filter or the bio wheel from a penguin bio wheel filter in the sump of your display tank to keep a cycled filter ready for those spur of the moment purchases.