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Old 02-24-2013, 04:05 PM   #1
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Vacation Feeding?

Hello all, I have had my FOWLER up and running since this past October and while I don't have any immediate vacation plans, I wanted to get some advice on what others do in terms of vacation feeding. Unfortunately, I don't have someone that can do it for me and while I do have an automatic feeder, obviously can't put frozen food in there and not all fish eat flakes and freeze dried food. Typically, wouldn't be gone for more than a week.

Right now, I only have a couple of clown fish, pygmy angel, scooter blenny, chocolate chip sea star, blood shrimp and a couple of snails. I am stocking slow but anticipate having a few more fish by the time summer rolls around.


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Old 02-24-2013, 08:42 PM   #2
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From what I heard, a fish can go a few weeks without eating and be fine. I could be wrong thou. I have not tested it yet. :-p
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What about water top off ?
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If it's only a week that shouldn't be a problem. Water top off shouldn't be an issue for a week. Mine goes for about a week before I top it off.
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I have an auto top off that I have been using since I first set-up the tank. The thing works great and haven't had any problems with it.
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They have graving blocks you could buy for feeding
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do you have a sump, could load that with pods before you go away?
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I tried the block for my Betta, it sucked and made the water look dirty.
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do you have a sump, could load that with pods before you go away?
I have a sump but not familiar with this approach. Can you please elaborate? Thanks.
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