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    Nick83 Jack of all trades, Master of none.

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    As I don't have enough projects going on, I took on another!:wacky: This weeks project includes setting up a 10 gallon aquarium. Since I built a new pond outside that means I will be stocking it with new plants and fish and I now realize that I will need a quarantine tank to make sure I'm not introducing sick or diseased fish into the pond.
    Right now I have added a couple ramshorn snails with a few cutoffs of anacaris(spell?) hornwort. I then added some API quick start to speed up the cycle process. It is nothing spectacular or a "show" tank but it is now acting as another piece of living room decor so to speak. I still have a lot of cleaning up to do with the tubes and wires for the aeration and thermometer.
    My end goal is to have a nice "hospital" tank ready to go when I acquire new fish or if somebody is sick.
    Since the fish that I currently have are less than 4" in length I wasn't going to set up an 80gal tank without any fish in it...yet!
    I'm going to add 2 or 3 more goldfish to my pond and the new fish will be put in this tank before they are introduced to general population.
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    That's great.
    Make sure you keep feeding it some ammonia to keep the bacteria population happy.;)
    The plants will like the nitrate in the end as well.
     
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    Thank you. Yes I will make sure to do that while there isn't any ammonia from fish.
     
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    This is my 100 gallon "quarantine and too plain for the pond" tank
     

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    Maybe get a few small fish to keep the tank going? And have a smaller tank on standby to rehome if needed?
     
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    I wish I could have ramshorn snails, I purchased three of them from store. In the end they all were floating on water surface, appears as if they were melting.

    I have cleaned the old aquarium and now I have two gold fish, one pleco and lots of plant.
     
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    I was thinking about maybe adding some guppies or similar small fish. Guppies tend to quickly multiply.
     
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    I bought some plants a few years ago from the nursery and subsequently had those snails in the mix and they have really done well in my ponds. I'm hoping the snails I placed in the tank will do as good.
     
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    @ZEROPILOT someday I would like to set up something of that size tank. For now I'm going to Keep It Simply Small while my fish are still small.

    @Rajesh I took a picture of one of the snails. Once the population grows, I'll have to remove some and place them in either my pond or give them away. Like I have said before these snails are from many generations ago in my pond. They are pretty resilient.
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    how did you click the picture, they are beautiful!
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    my pleco sucking a slice of boiled cucumber.
     
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    Haha very nice pleco. I rarely get to see mine. Nice quartz stone in it's tank. I've got a few polished clear quartz in mine with a few others that I have tumble polished.
     
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    Once you add fish i.e. guppies to it, you basically just have another tank and not a quarantine tank.

    Usually just keep extra filter material in my sump for display tanks or in ponds then do a water change when getting new fish and add that water/filter material to create a qt tank.
     
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    I suppose for now it will be a holding tank for new fish until they are placed into the pond. So you are correct, technically it is not a quarantine tank for the time being.
     
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    Things certainly took a turn as to what the aquarium was set up for. Welcome the telescope kids Pearly and Danny Dfeesho! Pearly is the one with uneven eyes. I was overruled in this decision. So now I must start another aquarium bigger and better for those two will not be going to the pond.
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    I have a 10g i started since i had it left over from breeding rats for my snakes, I using it mainly to keep my corkscrew over winter with some creeping jenny of shoots and start growing anacrise (sp?) added 4 small fish from pond and got 4 trap door snails. well now i have 4 adult traps and 5 babies ( 4 1 month old 1 just recent) 2 " mystery snails" i guess came along with the anacrise .

    In the words of Bob Ross " happy little accident" As the fish dont eat flakes or the pellets i i drop in even after a month. I do feed a bit every other day to keep the cycle going and once a week drop an algae 20171109_133155.jpg pellet in.
     
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    IMAG2175_1.jpg Just a little update on the aquarium. Everything is thriving and looking wonderful.
     
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