Originally Posted by Oldfishlady
Depending on how mature your tank is and how stable the cycle-The tank should be fine for 10-14 days while you had the fish in QT.
Anything organic will maintain the nitrogen cycle-Plants, snails, shrimp and old mulm/debris already in the tank. As the debris/mulm breakdown it will create the food source for the beneficial bacteria.
Remembering that the self limiting BB are sticky and adhere to all the surface area within the tank, in the top layer of substrate and in the filter media-very little are in the water column itself.
I don't have any other organic material, but it seems like with just the mulm it would be fine for the standard time of treatment, which is a week. Thank you :)
Could I use any household items as the QT?
EDIT: could I use the water change bucket? He can't jump out if there is a gallon of water in there because it's so tall...