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How to manage tank during vacation??

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by kevinmichael77, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. kevinmichael77

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    I am going on a 9 day vacation at the beginning of January and I'm not sure how to manage my tank. It's a high tech set-up and Ei dosed daily. I will change the water the night before but can I add the nutrients all in one fell swoop? I can have someone feed them a couple times but don't want to burden them with stopping over and dosing the tank everyday.

    Appreciate the help and advice!

    Kev
     
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    There are numerous threads on this forum about this. This is typical: http://www.barrreport.com/showthread.php/6451-Vacation?highlight=vacation

    Do the things that Gerry describes.

    It helps if you have autodosing and a sump.
    I have autodosing, so that was not an issue.
    I have a sump and was worried about evaporation-so I filled the sump to the top, and then got several 5 gal buckets and treated them with dechlor and filled to the top, then added small siphon hoses from each bucket to the sump, as a water reserve.

    Ehiem makes a nice auto feeder.

    Or you can do as Tom recommends, hire a kid-put the EI doses in a daily pill counter.

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    There are numerous threads on this forum about this. This is typical: http://www.barrreport.com/showthread.php/6451-Vacation?highlight=vacation

    Do the things that Gerry describes.

    It helps if you have autodosing and a sump.
    I have autodosing, so that was not an issue.
    I have a sump and was worried about evaporation-so I filled the sump to the top, and then got several 5 gal buckets and treated them with dechlor and filled to the top, then added small siphon hoses from each bucket to the sump, as a water reserve.

    Ehiem makes a nice auto feeder.

    Or you can do as Tom recommends, hire a kid-put the EI doses in a daily pill counter.
     
  3. kevinmichael77

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    I have a sump but no auto dosing system.

    So I couldn't just put a weeks worth of fertz in all at once. I can have someone come over after a few days to check the water level but not every day to Ei dose.
     
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