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01-02-2012, 07:42 PM
Originally Posted by redemer123
The filter you posted would be perfect for a QT. I would recommend you buy some of the sponge filters and put them in a fuge
for a minimum of 4 weeks if you have it so you have some cycled filter media when you start up the QT. The problem with QT's are sudden ammonia spikes. You wont have any denitrifying bacteria due to lack of live rock and subtrate so watch the ammonia like a hawk. To do so I would recommend a little device called ammo alert which is awesome for the QT process. This probably seems obvious but after the QT process is done dispose of your used sponge filters as you'll likely be using some sort of medication and wouldnt want to make the mistake of putting them back in your display to recycle and use again.
I actually have some of the ammo alerts left in the packages from back when I was in saltwater. I also have a sponge filter left over too, the only problem is I don't know how well that will fit into my biocube (I'll just have to wait till it gets here). LOL with 12 tanks and equipment laying around I am able to find what I need pretty easily
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