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HOW TO SETUP A HOSPITAL/QUARANTINE TANK

HOW TO SETUP A HOSPITAL/QUARANTINE TANK

Any good fish owner will have a quarantine or hospital tank at the ready for any new or sick fish. Remember, proper quarantine procedures will save you time, money and LIVES. If you think you don’t need a tank, keep this list with you just in case the time ever comes.

To set up a proper quarantine tank, you will need the following equipment:

Location at least 3 feet away from the main tank.

This is a safe “splash zone.” Some diseases can be passed in the water, so make sure it cannot be transferred between healthy and potentially sick systems. Always remember to place fish tanks on a solid surface. If you can’t stand on it, it’s probably not a good choice.

 

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