12-01-2007, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by SST
No algae in the tank, yet. It's a 2 gal. bowl that my betta will be vacating as soon as the 5 gal. tank finishes cycling. I'm anticipating that will all happen right before we leave for a week. I was concerned about leaving the snail in there, but it sounds like that'll be all right. My other option is to get the snail after we returned, but that would leave a cycled bowl empty for a week or two. Won't my bacteria die off?
I've only used a 7-day vacation feeder for the betta before. The little block that dissolves slowly. Are you referring to that or to an automated mechanical type vacation feeder?
How are you "clipping" the orange slice in the tank? Would it be a problem to leave one just sitting on the bottom?
Questions, so many questions. LOL
Hmmm ok, The bacteria question I'm really not to sure on. I'm going to say theres a possibility so maybe having the snail when you leave would be a good idea. About the auto feeder I was thinking mechanical just because I have only heard bad things about the dissolving ones. Lol sorry, I bought a clip with a suction cup on it that sticks to the side of your tank. Before I had that I just let it float (I've seen my apple snail hitch rides on floating lettuce LOL!). So there should be no problem letting it float so long as there will be room at the top of the tank for your apple snail to breath... Do you have a lid of any kind? You might want to cover it up a bit while you leave incase the snail decides to go on an adventure. Crap... I'm really sorry I wish I knew the answer to your bacteria question... Other members will know for sure but what I said above regarding the bacteria is really just my best guess.