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OK we are thinking about doing a quarantine/ frag tank. What are your thoughts and suggestions about doing one never had one before I want it on the cheap basic side. Nothing special. Since we have a new 180 I want to make sure the fish are good to go before we add new things in and the corals if we decide to ever frag and also to medicate corals or fish. What equipment do you NEED to get one going.
 

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Tank, heater, powerhead or hob filter, clamp light. That is the basics. If you are doing a frag tank, you will need some sort of lighting preference is whatever you are going to use on the dt. You don't need too big of a tank depending on size fish you are getting. Good luck and let us know if you have more questions.

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I wouldn't use sand or rock in the QT in case you have to medicate. When I ran my QT as needed, I kept a sponge in the 90 gallon sump. I used the sponge to immediately have a cycled tank ready to go for any new purchase.

A frag tank is basically another reef tank. All the same equipment is required minus a skimmer if you don't have any fish in it. I run my 40 gallon bare bottom with rock in the sump for filtration. I started with a 30 gallon and a HOB filled with rubble rock. Lots of different ways of setting one up, same as any reef tank.
 
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