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Old 04-02-2012, 06:30 PM   #1
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What is the longest you can vacation and leave fish alone?

Honking of a 3 week vacation; can it be done?

Fresh water tank with Gouramis, tetras, Cory's
24g nano cube

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That's probably pushing it a little more than I'd feel comfortable with. 2 weeks with those fish, I wouldn't be all that concerned. 3 weeks just seems like too much. I'd probably have someone come (if possible... ) and feed them twice during your vacation. And if you do, hide all the other food and portion out a normal serving for each feeding.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:40 PM   #3
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**** spell correct on my IPhone. Lol

I should mention, I will be buying an auto feeder so if you have a good one, please recommend.
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Simple just dont go on vacation your fish tank now controls your life haha
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That's probably pushing it a little more than I'd feel comfortable with. 2 weeks with those fish, I wouldn't be all that concerned. 3 weeks just seems like too much. I'd probably have someone come (if possible... ) and feed them twice during your vacation. And if you do, hide all the other food and portion out a normal serving for each feeding.
I agree with this. Non-aquarium owners do not prescribe to the less is more philosophy of fish feeding.
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I myself just came back fom florida. On one of my tanks I have an auto feeder that i got from wal-mart (don't really like it). On my 55 thay got fed every couple days and a water change was performed every 4 days. So I guess my question is how fast do your nitrates rise. (I can't go a week without them touching 20) I would also recommend that you get them to feed them every 2 days. IME if they are not fed often enough they don't produce enough ammo and it has happened that my bb has died off, and you come back to a mess.
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Get a auto feeder fed once every day

And when you get back to do 1 60% water change

And keep doing them until are your levels are fine again
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I have yet to see an auto feeder that doesn't overfeed. Don't trust them, don't trust feeding blocks...... entirely trust my Pet Nanny.....

Sometimes you can hire a tech from your local vet's office to take care of your tanks for you, even if they only drop in every 3rd day.
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Looks like I may have to get a person in to at least water change if I can get a reliable auto feeder.... Thanks for the advice!
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I'd much rather trust someone to feed the fish twice than to trust an auto (over)feeder and have them do a water change.
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