medication/quarantine tank

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    I am thinking I need a medication tank as I have a yellow tang that I believe has a bacterial infection from what I am reading. Not sure I am going to be able to get this done in time for my tang but hoping it can hold out. When you have a medication tank can it also be used as a quarantine tank? Would this tank need to be online all the time or filled when needed with tank water or fresh salt water? Have been pretty lucky with my fish to this point but feel if I am going to stay in this hobby and have more fish I need to do this both for myself and for the fish.
     
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    Qt tank and medication tank for me is the same. I only fill when I use it. Get a ammonia alert by seachem. Hang on filter (fluval aqua clear). I always soak bio balls in my sump and take some out when I run my QT. I do 2 water changes per week. Tangs need a air stone for enough oxygen. Tank heater with controller.


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    I have QT/medicated my 8 tangs with 100% success prior to going into display. Currently have a mustard tang 3 weeks in, one week to go :)


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    I assume the bio balls stay with the quarantine tank or get tossed after medications are used in the quarantine tank? Do you use your tank water when filling it or freshly made salt water?
     
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    I toss the bio bales when done. I use fresh water no need to use tank water.


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    I have had my yellow for years but believe the blue hippo tang has caused it some stress lately. I am hoping it can hang in there but it is not eating and has a red streak on both sides so guessing its days are numbered
     
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    Oh no.


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    Frustrating knowing what I need to do but not having the setup to do it. So I guess if nothing else this will get me to get a medication tank set up in the basement.
     
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    I have an extra QT tank you can just have. I also have Chloroquine Phosphate which is the best to combat most fish disease.


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    Hey, I might take you up on that. What size is the tank? Ill need to pick up a HOB filter. Ill send you a message. Thanks
     
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    20 gallon.


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    I may have a hob as well you can have.


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    Hey that’s awesome let me know if you need anything in the future. Are you going to Ryan’s meeting this weekend? Otherwise maybe I can run down after work this week.
     
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    I may try to hit the meeting. Not sure I can make it.


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    Ok I may be able to come down to your place tomorrow evening if you are available
     
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    I will be here. Just let me know.


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    Ok thanks
     
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    Thanks to ADeepBlueSea I have a Medication tank all set up. Going to catch my yellow tang once the lights go off if all goes well and get it into the med tank.
     

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