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    Modulator 2000 posts, Star SCAPEr octanejunkie's Avatar
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    Ive become a bit pedantic about acclimation and testing parameters of incoming livestock. I drip acclaimed over night, or over days, as part of my QT process; depending on species.
    I use a tank or a bucket and have a heater and sponge filter to setup a good intro process before I dump livestock into any of my tanks. Ive not lost any fish or invert since implementing this process. In the case of adjusting incoming livestock to my conditions, including pH changes of more than 1.0, I'll do a multi-day drip cycle to adjust slowly and reduce shock. I use both tank water and RO and test religiously each day. Crazy, perhaps, but it works for me.

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    I just floated for about 30 minutes then dripped for about 3-4 hours.

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    I do have a spare 5g tank.

    How would I go about setting it up as a QT? Wouldn't it need to cycle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buck View Post
    I do have a spare 5g tank.

    How would I go about setting it up as a QT? Wouldn't it need to cycle?
    You could skip the cycle and use a sponge filter, which provides great aeration, or have a spare HOB on the tank and keep it running full time. If not cycling just be prepared for frequent water changes.
    You could jumpstart the cycle by using bio matter, gravel, hardscape items, etc from a mature tank.
    If you're gonna use the tank as a hospital tank too, with meds, I'd not use a HOB or canister so you wont have the issue of left over meds in the filter. Go for bare bottom or basic gravel you can wash between uses.
    I prefer bare bottom bucket w moss and potted plants that I can move around from tank to tank. I'm a big fan of the OSH paint department buckets in 2G and 3-1/2G sizes.
    I have a thread here about a grow bucket. For my GBRs I just added a heater to that basic setup and its portable.

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    Thanks Mike! I think I will do the bare bottom with a sponge filter, and a heater as well. I do have a rock or two I can spare from my established 12g long I could donate to the cause as well.

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    alright the 5g is filled up with 4g of water, the air pump is pumpin and the sponge filter is bubblin'. i just need a lil heater and i'll be dialed.

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    Im ready for a do over. Im down to one EBR and 4 ottos, 5 amanks and 4 horned nerites.

    Looking to do a driftwood with moss and a few stems to accent it.

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    I have laid the Mountain Scape to rest. Probably will start a new thread with the new scape in the near future.

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    R.I.P.

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    Tranquil Valley // 12g Long Iwagumi

    Thanks for sharing-you did some nice work with this tank...

    Looking forward to the next iteration...

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    Excited for new beginnings, Buck!

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    Bring it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buck View Post
    I have laid the Mountain Scape to rest. Probably will start a new thread with the new scape in the near future.
    Are you entering this tank into the scape of the month contest before putting it out to pasture?

    Good luck with your new scape Buck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neon Shrimp View Post
    Are you entering this tank into the scape of the month contest before putting it out to pasture?

    Good luck with your new scape Buck.
    If I do, I don't have any real good quality pix of it.

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