Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 10-06-2011, 12:26 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Pschmitt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Granada Hills, Ca
Posts: 250
Getting ready...

Going to Costa Rica for 9 days and trying to prepare the aquarium for the sitter.

- large WC
- clean sponges, sock & skimmer
- instruct to feed only pellets every 2 days
- enough RODI for top off's

Anything I forgot? (oh, and of course rubbing it in a little)
__________________

__________________
Pschmitt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2011, 01:51 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
AquaRick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Northern CA
Posts: 2,638
I'm jealous! Make sure to have lots of fun and enjoy your time there!

Here's a decent article on prepping your tanks before going on vacation:
Holiday Vacation? 6 Ways to Prepare Your Aquarium - Captive Aquatics: An Aquarium and Ecology Blog
__________________

__________________
225G Reef Upgrade
AquaRick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2011, 01:51 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Oxford,England
Posts: 1,384
Make a load of saltwater just in case
__________________
Old Chinese proverb:
Don't go to bed with ichy bum
wake up with smelly finger!!
David S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2011, 02:17 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Pschmitt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Granada Hills, Ca
Posts: 250
Thanks. Great article.
__________________
Pschmitt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2011, 04:41 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: arlington tx
Posts: 79
i would put each days food into a labeled bag for the sitter, unless they are very familiar with your setup. what they think is "just a little bit" of food might be way too much.
__________________
nottooslow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2011, 05:20 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Jereli's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 431
Use those weekly pill sorters for the pellets... Thats what I use
__________________
Jereli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2011, 05:32 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Pschmitt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Granada Hills, Ca
Posts: 250
Never thought of that. Almost an automatic feeder. Great idea.
__________________

__________________
Pschmitt is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ready or Not? almcloud Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 4 10-05-2011 08:13 PM
Tank of death ready for new fish skiweeangel Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 8 09-21-2011 02:40 PM
BioCube 14 all set up and ready for fish! jamesd28 Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 4 07-28-2011 11:24 AM
48X18X18" (255Litres/67Us Gal/56Imp Gal)....ready to add fish y2blade Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 9 07-17-2011 12:54 PM
Ready for corals mytinkers13 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 8 07-13-2011 11:10 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.