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Old 03-05-2012, 09:43 PM   #101
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What do you do if you go on vacation for a week?
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:47 PM   #102
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What do you do if you go on vacation for a week?
Let it die > : D Jk I get my relatives or friends to take care of it.
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:11 PM   #103
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Let it die > : D Jk I get my relatives or friends to take care of it.
What of you don't want relatives or friends in your house while your gone though? Do they make auto feeders or anything like that?
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:34 AM   #104
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They do make autofeeders. I saw the eheim auto feeder at my LFS. They let me open it up and check it out. After inspecting it and trying to use it there, I passed on it. It got clogged the first time I tried using it. Also, the food it dispersed was not even from 1 feeding time to the next. It was obviously easier with pellets than anything else....but i just didn't trust it.
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Old 03-06-2012, 01:03 AM   #105
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They do make autofeeders. I saw the eheim auto feeder at my LFS. They let me open it up and check it out. After inspecting it and trying to use it there, I passed on it. It got clogged the first time I tried using it. Also, the food it dispersed was not even from 1 feeding time to the next. It was obviously easier with pellets than anything else....but i just didn't trust it.
At least I know they make them. I'll have to look into them and research those too, because I know there will be times I'm going to go on trips.
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You can skip feeding your tank for a week and the fish will be fine.
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:19 AM   #107
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You can skip feeding your tank for a week and the fish will be fine.
That's good to know! I was just thinking yesterday I would hate for them to all die if I went on vacation. It would be awful to spend all that time and money for that to happen.
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That's good to know! I was just thinking yesterday I would hate for them to all die if I went on vacation. It would be awful to spend all that time and money for that to happen.
I've skipped feeding for 5 days before. I usually feed every other day but before my vacation I fed everyday for the 3 days before
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I've skipped feeding for 5 days before. I usually feed every other day but before my vacation I fed everyday for the 3 days before
Ok. That makes sense. Give them nice full tummies right before you leave!

I saw a brine shrimp hatcher that allows the shrimp to enter the aquarium on their own. Any thoughts on that? Sounded kind of neat. I thought maybe that would do since it seems like most everything eats brine shrimp or mysis shrimp.

Also- aren't sea monkeys just brine shrimp? They are so fun to own. LOL!
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You know what- I've asked about what to do if you go away for a week, what I need to get started, and what are good fish and corals, but I have yet to ask what and how do you feed the fish and corals. Betta fish are easy- 2 or 3 betta pellets a day. Saltwater fish and corals... It seems like a more daunting task. Here is a list of all the fish I eventually want. I would love it if you guys with experience would tell me what you've had success feeding them and how often you feed.

(let me go get my notebook. I've got it all written down...)

FISH:
1 - Gold-head sleeper Goby (AKA blue cheek goby)

5- orange lined cardinal fish

1-2 False Percula Clown fish

1 royal gramma

1 red and white firefish.


CORALS: (I'm assuming they will feed themselves.)
Green star polyps
Zoanthids
Mushrooms
Worm brain
Sun polyps
Birds nest
Cluster duster
Giant green poly Duncan


CRABS SNAILS SHRIMP ETC...
1 fire shrimp
3 peppermint shrimp
2 feather duster worms
1 scarlet reef hermit crab
1 electric blue hermit crab
1 bumble bee snail
1 turban snail
1 banded trochus snail
1 turbo snail
2 nassarius snails
2 margarita snails

My daughter wants a lettuce sea slug-any experience with those?! Its a very pretty little animal.
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