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18 Mar 2019 21:46 #1 by lawrenceog (Lawrence O Gorman)
Ok, so how many folks quarantine new additions?

If so how? And for how long?. And how do you avoid adding a new tank if you do? lol!

I havnt in the past and mostly have gotten away with it bar an ich outbrake once.

I have a couple of tanks not setup, i keep cycled sponge from a sponge filter as a pre filter on one of my cannisters. This would be my filtration on a quarentine tank.

Wondering how you do it?

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21 Mar 2019 16:24 #2 by Jonlate (Jon Late)
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If I have brought them from a reputable dealer or someone I know who has looked after them, I just chuck them in.
Of course I still acclimatize them for a few hours!

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21 Mar 2019 21:49 #3 by lawrenceog (Lawrence O Gorman)
Ok, and what is your acclimation routine?. Myself i float the bag to acclimate temps and pour into a net and add the fish but not the water. Usually takes about 1 hour.

For shrimp i used the drip acclimation over a much longer time and it worked fine ( first time with shrimp)

I dont have many fish right now but the ones I have I have had for a number of years so im a little cautious about the impact of new additions hence the interest in quarintine.

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22 Mar 2019 09:19 #4 by Jonlate (Jon Late)
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Yes that’s about right.

I do add a cupful of water to the bag every 15 mins or so as this helps the fish get used to your tank water as well.

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23 Mar 2019 15:19 #5 by PENEV10 (Brian Farrell)
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I don't quarantine but I do have a spare 20 litre which I'd use if I ever bought something expensive I suppose.

For aclimimating I just leave the bag float for 20 mins and net em out and drop em in. I heard the pH spikes once you expose the bag to air so leaving em in there for long once its opened is allegedly bad

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