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Old 04/11/2013, 02:17 PM   #73
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Originally Posted by Jacob D View Post
Q: How far in advance should I have the QT cycled an ready?
A: The more established the QT the better. A squeaky clean QT is not necessarliy the best environment, even if cycled, even if jump started with water from the display tank. A slightly "dirty" QT is my preference. A little algae growth is a good indicator that the tank is "ready". If the QT has to be set up on short notice to treat a sick fish, use water from an established display tank.

If you're setting up your DT for the first time, any tips on how to "dirty" your QT?


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