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How to setup a quarantine tank?

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What is the easiest / cheapest way to setup a quarantine tank? After I get my 100 up, I will have a 20L, 2- no light strips, a CPR bakpack and a Aquaclear Mini (I think for 15 g?) filter. Can I use this equipment, or do I need different?

Is this a tank that can be setup and taken down as needed? I had to agree to 1 saltwater tank for wife approval on the 5' tank, so I cant have it running forever.

Could I just mix some tank water with some "fresh" salt water and maybe a live rock out of the display tank and call it good? Im going to be moving my inhabitants from my 29 into the 100, but I will be adding more fish, so I want to do things right this time.
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That set up would work fine.
As Dagda said you can put the filter material in the sump of your main tank to keep it live-as long as the q-tank hasnt been medicated-if so then just replace the filter medium with new and run it in your sump to keep it live. Dont put live rock in it because chances are you will be medicating the tank at some time.
Use water from your main tank to fill it (from a water change)
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