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Old 11-18-2012, 05:48 PM   #1
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10 gallon vacation

Is it even worth it to have a 10 gallon fish only tank if I plan on going out of town for a few days? Or will all my fish be dead when I get back
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:48 PM   #2
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I left for 2 weeks and it looks great when i got back. Lol
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:57 PM   #3
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I haven't set one up yet but I plan on it and I heard that with small saltwater tanks things can go wrong quick and need to be attended to everyday
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:46 PM   #4
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so set it up and go on vacca and let it go through the stages of cycling throw a raw shrimp in and let it do its thing.Yes for a fowlr ten gallon you are VERY limited and from what ive heard and seen parameters are next to impossible to balance hope this helps good luck
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so set it up and go on vacca and let it go through the stages of cycling throw a raw shrimp in and let it do its thing.Yes for a fowlr ten gallon you are VERY limited and from what ive heard and seen parameters are next to impossible to balance hope this helps good luck
Oh I was asking because I go out of town about once every three months for a few days. I don't see why balancing parameters should be that difficult if you are willing to do maintenance everyday. I'm not doing coral so won't be as hard
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:15 PM   #6
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If people can maintain 1 gallon and 2 gallon etc...pico reefs I'm sure a 10 gallon shouldn't be difficult. It might take some attention but I have no doubt it's doable and once established quite easy. The salty gurus will chime in shortly...
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I would say live rock and sand helps keep mine in check I only do a pwc once a week and everything stays good
Make sure you are not overstocked....
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I would say live rock and sand helps keep mine in check I only do a pwc once a week and everything stays good
Make sure you are not overstocked....
So you have a 10 gallon? What do you have in yours?
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:27 AM   #9
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If its only a few days (3-4), and the tank has stabilized, it shouldn't be a problem.
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