well small problem.. for those 10 days, no one at all will be with the tank.. i personally won't be there for three weeks and i have someone who is going to take care of the tank for the whole time excluding 10 days where they will be gone for the holidays.. can i get an auto top off device and put that with a jug of fresh water and then also get some form of auto feeder for that time period?
i am going to have my friend do a PWC
right before they leave for the 10 days (a week after I leave) and then when they get back from the 10 days away I will have them do another PWC
I will also have them feed a mixture of frozen mysis/garlic that I will prepare and pre-freeze for them in the medicine cups and also put some flake food in the medicine cup and label them for every other or two days.. (except right now I feed them a small amount daily, it might be too much to ask my friend though to go by daily.. every two days should be ok right?)
However, for those 10 days that no one will be tending to the tank, is there an auto feeding device that might work? along with an auto top off device that is drawing from a jug of distilled water? is there a particular brand of a fairly inexpensive/effective top off device i should look at?
i have two turbo snails and a bunch of the smaller ones/hermit crabs that i figure will help with the algae buildup, i will keep the blinds closed all the time and the lights will be on a timer for about 8 hours of light a day. any other ways to cut down algae?
does this sound like a good plan? i need some advice though on the auto-top off and the auto-feeder though for those 10 days..