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I got a 20 and 30 gal empty tank im considering to use as quarantine tank.
which is better?

what kind of filter is enough? do i really need a power filter or just sponge filter?
Im going to place the filter media from either one in the main tank until when i do run the Q tank.

I plan to make automated water change of 10gal per day on this q tank.
10gal will be replaced by main tank water.
 

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how bigs main tank... and either size should be fine since its not a perminant home its just temporary.. 10g a day is alot if your fish isent sick
 

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Either would be fine, but it also depends on what you plan on buying...

If I'm getting a group of wild fish, they are usually close to adult size, so I need more space. I'm also going to QT them longer, so I want them to be comfortable.

If you're buying juveniles, the smaller size will work.

If you're not going to keep something (fish) in the tank when it isn't in use for QT or a hospital tank, then daily water changes will be in order when you do have fish in there.

I keep these neat flower vases with male bettas in them (and real plants), so when I have a hospital or QT tank sitting empty, I just move one of the bettas into the tank to maintain my beneficial bacteria...The betta gets a "vacation" and they move so slow they are easy to catch to remove them back to their vase!
 
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