Quarantine tank setup?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by WCKDVPR, Jul 22, 2017.

  1. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Agreed about the time frame. For something like a bta that has the potential to really move about, putting it in 1st and let it find a happy place then placing your corals would work well.

    I have 4 btas on a rock. They've gotten pretty big and it's a little crowded. 3 stay put but the 4th will move around a little.

    My H. Magnifica has stayed in the spot I placed it.

    The LTA has moved up a little due to light.

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    WCKDVPR Guest

    Thanks. All of us really want an anemone/clown pair - divers, go figure :). Just looking for one anemone and then mostly LPS and some compatible fish.

    Some private input was also to get the anemone early, let it walk around and find a happy place, and then place my coral based on where it stops instead of having it wipe out any coral as it roams about. Seeing the tank is just rocks and sand and I don't anticipate adding a bunch of stuff quickly (which gives me time to get my feet wet managing proper parameters and "issues"), I could go that route. Do these anemones move around after they find a reasonable home?

    I have 2 WAV pumps and will soon have 3 LX7206 Mitras (tank is 5 x 2 x 2), so I should have enough water flow and light for even a high light demand anemone, depending on where it "lands" of course.

    I tracked down Derrick (D-Nak) on Reef Central and sent him a message. Thanks.
  3. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

    Depends on the nem. I had a BTA that was happy for around 6 months after settling in. Got some clarkiis that called it home for a month after that and it still stayed put. But by month 7-8 of having it in my tank, it was on the move. I've heard BTAs are the worst in this respect; they tend to be walkers.
  4. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    Every time my rbta splits it moves but other than that they stay pretty much put.
  5. Kremis

    Kremis Supporting Member

    i have all my btas on an island seperated from the rest of my rockwork to keep them isolated for that reason, they generally dont cross the sand. one did one time though and it was pita to move back
  6. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

    You shouldn't have move it back. Now it will tell the other nem what it saw on the "other side". Duuuuuude, it is soooo much nicer over there.
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  7. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

    I also agree with Randy on this. It is about the time commitment and monitoring most parameters closely in the early days and life of a tank.

    As with some of the other guys here, my RBTAs don't walk too much either.

    WCKDVPR Guest

    Thanks all! Great input.

    FYI - Derrick is in the process of setting up a new tank, so he has very limited fish available for the next 6 months.

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