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post #1 of 5 Old 09-07-2010, 03:49 AM Thread Starter
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Will be away from home - Temperature, lightning and food??

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As subject suggests I will be abroad for a week. I usually take care of the lightning, temperature and food needs myself but now I am at a loss on how to do. Any ideas how I can automate these essentials?

I got some weeks chance left. At the moment got only some yoyo loaches and guppies in my aquarium. You can take a look at YouTube - My new aquarium [added guppies and yoyo loaches]

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Hi all

As subject suggests I will be abroad for a week. I usually take care of the lightning, temperature and food needs myself but now I am at a loss on how to do. Any ideas how I can automate these essentials?

I got some weeks chance left. At the moment got only some yoyo loaches and guppies in my aquarium. You can take a look at YouTube - My new aquarium [added guppies and yoyo loaches]

Thanks
Put the lights on a timer (ten bucks at lowe's). Temperature should remain stable if heater is working properly.
Fish will be fine for a week without food.
Would Feed the fish regular amount of food and then perform water change just before I left.
Would perform another water change upon my return and feed fish regular amount of food.
Guppies and loaches will snack on pieces of plant matter and will be fine.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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post #3 of 5 Old 09-07-2010, 05:42 AM
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if you're really worried about food, there are automatic fish feeders. I've never used one though
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post #4 of 5 Old 09-07-2010, 07:59 AM
The feeder work wonders just ask them for the type that has a timer and can feed different amounts of food for the fish :-d

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post #5 of 5 Old 09-07-2010, 09:09 AM
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Agree on the timerfor the lights and heater. you shouldn't really have to adjust the heater once the temperature is stable anyway. As for the feeder, when I went away on my wedding/honeymoon for 10 days, I purchased this. It worked great.

Automatic Fish Feeder - Food - Fish - PetSmart

That being said, healthy fish can go 7 days without eating.
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