Quarantine tank

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  1. Kevin

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    I have read in most books that a quarantine tank is a must.

    What is the cheapest option to set up a quarantine tank and one I can possibly cultivate live rock in?

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    I think a hospital tank is beta than a quarantine tank altho both are beneficial.
    A hospital tank shouldn't have any liverock/substrate allowing you to dose meds if necessary and also doesnt harbour any parasites...
    Wonder if you could cure liverock in their tho....?
     
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    QT tank hospital tank are the same thing, you could use it to cure live rock BUT only if you have never used copper based treatments in it.
     
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    I'd say the only difference is a hospital tank is for treating sick fish, whereas QT used to introduce new fish.
     
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    As you may need to treat your newly aquired fish for any deseases that it may have (and the very reason you are QTing it) then the QT tank becomes a Hospital tank.
     
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