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Question Quarantine!

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i do not have any space for a quarantine tank. Is there a few tips or suggestions as to operate a healthy tank etc. without one?
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Default Re: Quarantine!

I have never used a pre-quarantine in freshwater. Careful selection of purchases for disease is very important. After acclimation pour the water thru a net and then put fish in tank. Many people use a few drops of medication in the acclimation container while getting the fish ready for the tank. A separate tank for in coming fish is the ideal thing, but most don't have the room. I had a q-tank for marine use, but I never did it for fresh. If you choose to have a q-tank, use one of those plastic storage boxes of about 2 gal volume filled with aged aquarium water and a sponge filter ( might need a small heater also). A two week q-time will probably be sufficient.
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Hi Smilo. I don't have a quarantine tank either. Try to get the best looking fish from the best local fish store (LFS) and keep an eye on the new fish for the first few days.

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Thanks for the advice guys I feel so much more confident now.
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