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Re: Going on vacation

Postby TJX03 » Wed May 23, 2012 9:15 am

I've read too many bad reviews about auto fish feeders. If they can go for 2 weeks, then it's all good. I'm not worried about the heaters since I'm in Fl. and the AC will be set at 85 while I'm not there.

As stated before, my main worry now is the sump running low on water.
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Re: Going on vacation

Postby countryboy814 » Wed May 23, 2012 9:37 am

You could put some lettuce or cut up cucumber or Zucchini in the tank. It would take them awhile to eat the fresh vegies
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Re: Going on vacation

Postby TJX03 » Wed May 23, 2012 10:56 am

Yeah, and then it will drift and block my overflow! LOL
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Re: Going on vacation

Postby jd lover » Wed May 23, 2012 11:20 am

Lets try this for the 5th time...

Don't worry about your fish not eating they wont starve. Them starving will be the last of your worries.

If youre scare the sump wont have enough water put extra before you leave and cut a sheet to fit over it to help with evaporation. All you can do... DONT FEED THE FREAKIN FISH. You will only worsen your water quality....
no medicine works better than clean water.
no such thing as too much clean water, so go do a water change now.
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Re: Going on vacation

Postby countryboy814 » Wed May 23, 2012 1:52 pm

Yes you have to anchor the vegies. Something as simple as putting a fork in a cuke or zuke and letting it sink.
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Re: Going on vacation

Postby TJX03 » Wed May 23, 2012 2:18 pm

jd lover wrote:Lets try this for the 5th time...

Don't worry about your fish not eating they wont starve. Them starving will be the last of your worries.

If youre scare the sump wont have enough water put extra before you leave and cut a sheet to fit over it to help with evaporation. All you can do... DONT FEED THE FREAKIN FISH. You will only worsen your water quality....



I know......... I already said that I'm not worried about the fish eating. As far as the sump, I'm gonna try covering up the top with some plastic wrap to see if that helps.

I'm also looking into an automatic top off, but I don't think I'll have enough time to fab one up before I leave
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Re: Going on vacation

Postby jd lover » Wed May 23, 2012 2:31 pm

Pick up a few sponge filters. Let them seed. Turn off the sump while you're gone and just run the sponge filters
no medicine works better than clean water.
no such thing as too much clean water, so go do a water change now.
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