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Old 06-06-2005, 02:50 PM   #1
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I'm going to be out this weekend for my girlfriend's college graduation, and need some feeding advice. I'll be out Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday morning. I feed every morning around 6:30 am before work, so friday's feeding is covered. I have my lights on a timer, and should be finished with my auto top-off unit sometime this week (going to test it THOROUGHLY before I leave). I don't have an automatic feeder, and am not sure if I should get one now or not. Can my 2 O. Clowns & Firefish go a couple days in between feedings, or should I just get the auto-feeder and throw some sinking pellets in there? Thanks!!
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Old 06-06-2005, 02:54 PM   #2
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Have you ever seen "Weekend Feeders" at your LFS? Not sure of the real name, but it's a rock with dried Algae tied to it. It's supposed to feed your fish for the weekend. Cheaper than an Automatic Feeder..might be a good idea.
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I don't think a couple days without food would be harmful in the slightest.
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I only feed my fish about twice a week. They'll be fine. Even a warm blooded animal can go a weekend without eating.
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Old 06-06-2005, 03:34 PM   #5
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Don't worry about feeding. feed right before you leave and then when you get home. Have fun!
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Old 06-06-2005, 03:35 PM   #6
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Sweet... thanks for the quick advice guys... I'll make sure to have a drink for everyone! (that's one drink for all of AA.. I think if I were to have one for each member... I might not make it back )
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Old 06-06-2005, 03:39 PM   #7
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Yep, dont worry about feeding...
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I would skip Friday morning's feeding and just feed right before you leave. I routinely feed every 2nd or 3rd day so I don't think you've got much to worry about. Enjoy... and HEY! I want my own drink! No sharing mine. That would work out to about 1/2 a sip a piece! LOL!
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Couple of days without feeding will not hurt your fish. It will help your tank out by lowering the organics in your tank. I`m just one of those that believe you should feed every other day. But as I always say " opinions are like armpits. We all have two of them and they both stink" Have a good day
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Wow... I had always been one of those people who fed every day. Each time I feed my clowns, they're right there gobbling up everything that I put in. 8O For some reason, feeding every other day just sounds like I'd be starving them. My nitrates are still at 0, and same for am/trite. If I were to go to every other day, should I up the amount of food given?

Right now I'm doing about 1/3 cube Marine Cuisine a day, with a sprinkle of sinking pellets for small fish. (I have formula 1, 2, but haven't opened it yet. Figured I'd wait till I was done with M.Cuisine).
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