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IUfan
08/25/2017, 09:20 AM
Would a Rubbermaid Brute 55 gallon trash can serve as a good hospital tank for 8 weeks while my tank sits fallow?

Also, it will be setup roughly 5 feet from my main display, should I worry about airborne infection from the display to the QT?


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FunFishin24
08/25/2017, 10:04 AM
I think it would be rather hard to visually inspect your fish while you medicate them in a brute trashcan. A lot of things can go wrong real quick if you can't see it at the early stages. Just my opinion. I don't think you have to worry about airborne issues. Others will probably chime in tho. Good luck.

scuzy
08/25/2017, 11:03 AM
You can use it for ttm but if you want to observe the fish you won't be able to.

Ncord
08/25/2017, 11:24 AM
It will work but like the others have said you will need to inspect your fish time to time and that will leave you having to net them and stress them so you can. But it will work.


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IUfan
08/25/2017, 05:34 PM
Thanks for the advice, if I can find a Rubbermaid stock tank locally without breaking the bank, I'll go that route, otherwise it's the trash can route


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JaySchulz
08/25/2017, 05:39 PM
Why not just get a 40 breeder? You can find them online for as cheap as a brute.

IUfan
08/25/2017, 07:00 PM
Not sure a 40 is quite big enough. And I have spare brute trash cans.

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JustinM
08/26/2017, 04:11 PM
Also, 5' is not far enough. A minimum of 10' is required.

lagatbezan
08/27/2017, 02:56 PM
Would a Rubbermaid Brute 55 gallon trash can serve as a good hospital tank for 8 weeks while my tank sits fallow?

Also, it will be setup roughly 5 feet from my main display, should I worry about airborne infection from the display to the QT?


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I would put it in another room if possible.