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Old 12-09-2012, 06:27 PM   #1 
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Setting up a hospital tank?

I have a 1 Gallon "Hospital" Tank (Aqueon Minbow 1) I put in water (with conditioner) a filter that came with it (Use the AquaClear sponge for filter) and a Top Fin heater. I had it running for 3 days now, and temp seems good. Now how do I go about putting AQ salt and my betta in there?

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First of all, go ahead and remove the filter completely. Since this is a hospital tank and I assume you're treating your betta for something, you're going to be doing frequent 100% water changes and not cycling(which a 1 gallon is too small for anyway)so the filter is useless, and in such a small space will probably do nothing but push your fish around with the current.

Next, completely dissolve 1 tsp. of AQ salt in a small, clean fish-safe(no soap residue or other chemicals on it)cup or container with a little hot water and pour it into the tank.
Then, acclimate your fish into the hospital tank like when you first brought him home. Scoop him up in his petstore cup, and assuming the hospital tank is within a couple degrees of his normal home, pour out a little of his old water and add a little of the new water every 10-15 minutes a few times, then gently release him into the tank.

What are you treating him for?
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Thanks!

I'm pretty sure he has fin rot, so I wanted to treat him before it get worst.
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Alright, just be sure not to exceed 10 days with the AQ salt treatment. ;)
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:05 PM   #5 
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Sounds good and thank you!
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You're welcome, good luck!
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