Hi! I have a cichlid tank but this is a general question ( could not find a topic for general discussion of tank care).
I am leaving for overseas for 3 months. I can not afford to have someone come and take care of 6 fish and tank while I am gone so I am going to take fish back to shop for a credit.
What I need to know is
1) can I leave the tank set up and just have someone top up with water from time to time?
2) Should I cover to prevent algae growth?
3) Should I leave the filtering pump on and can I turn it off? I could leave just a air stone or both.
Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much.. I leave in about a week so a prompt reply would be great.