BioRock for quarantine tank

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Nico Kortenbout, 11 Dec 2011.

  1. Nico Kortenbout

    Nico Kortenbout

    Joined:
    30 Jun 2010
    Posts:
    210
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Westville, Durban, South Africa
    Hi all, I have about 5kg of bio rock that are currently a feature in a FW system. I wish to convert this system to a marine quarantine and hospital setup. Do I need to cook these bio rocks in NSW before Adding to the quarantine setup or can I just chuck them in? They have been in the FW system, with 2 goldfish, for about 6 months. They have some green algae but not much, and not GHA.

    Thanks
    Nico
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. jaquesdp08

    jaquesdp08

    Joined:
    25 May 2009
    Posts:
    960
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    ladybrand
    did you use any medication on the tank ? like cuprazin or any other copper based medacine ?

    but at the end of the day my answer will still be, I wont use it..
     
    Last edited: 11 Dec 2011
  4. Tobes

    Tobes Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    30 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    9,482
    Likes Received:
    118
    Location:
    A Beautiful place!
    It is not advised to put rocks and/or sand in a hospital/quarantine tank as it gives the parasites a place to lay eggs and populate. A quarantine tank is actually supposed to be empty. When a fish is sick, you take water from your own tank and put it with the fish in the QT tank. Then you add new water to your display tank. This way there is no parameter difference to an already stressed fish.
    You then add your meds, etc. After the fish is healed, you clean the QT tank ready for next time. Just use safe plastic or pvc pipe pieces for the fish to hide in. This was recommended by well known reefkeepers, but I guess it's your choice. Some guys do use rocks, etc, but if it was me and the tank is only used for treating sick fish, then I would leave it empty until needed.
    Unless you want a temp holding tank that's always running?
     
    leslie hempel likes this.
  5. Nico Kortenbout

    Nico Kortenbout Thread Starter

    Joined:
    30 Jun 2010
    Posts:
    210
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Westville, Durban, South Africa
    Now this makes sense. You fire it up when you have a sick fish or a new fish that needs QT for 40 days. I had been wondering if it is possible to have a hospital tank and quarantine tank as the same system and this solves this question.

    I like this as it makes sense to me so this is what I shall do. Thanks :)
     
  6. Tobes

    Tobes Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    30 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    9,482
    Likes Received:
    118
    Location:
    A Beautiful place!
    There's a button for this :whistling:
     
    Nico Kortenbout likes this.
  7. Nico Kortenbout

    Nico Kortenbout Thread Starter

    Joined:
    30 Jun 2010
    Posts:
    210
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Westville, Durban, South Africa
    LOL... there is a button? ;) Done
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - BioRock quarantine tank Forum Date
[wtd] Biorock Wanted 23 Nov 2012
Biorock Wanted 18 Jan 2012
Bio-rock or Biorock Biological/Natural Filtration and Deep Sand Beds 9 Sep 2010
Biorock General Discussions and Advice 23 Jul 2008
Setting Up A Quarantine Tank Quarantine Tanks, sick fish, QT corals 1 Nov 2016
Quarantine Tank & Cycling DT Quarantine Tanks, sick fish, QT corals 12 Jul 2016
The importance of Quarantine Beginner Discussions 25 Feb 2016