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Old 05/16/2018, 10:30 AM   #1
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Vacation Feeding

Hey everyone, I am heading out of town and would like to know the best/cheapest way to keep my fish fed. I currently feed them frozen brine shrimp, but am thinking switching to the flake or pellet food. I have seen things like the Banquet Feeder, where it is just a time-release feeding block, but it says it is mostly for bottom feeders. I have a royal gramma and Cardinalfish, plus lots of cleanup crew. Would the feeding block work? Or should I bite the bullet and go for an automatic feeder?


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Old 05/16/2018, 10:36 AM   #2
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You don't have anyone who could stop by and feed an amount that you have already prepared for daily feeding? That would be the best option because then you could put the correct amount into individual baggies and the person would just have to stop by once a day.


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Old 05/16/2018, 10:36 AM   #3
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How long are you going to be outta town? If you cannot have a friend or neighbor give you a hand, an automatic feeder would be best.

I've gone a week without feeding with no observable issues. Even if a friend/neighbor is only able to come by once or twice a week, that is plenty.


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Old 05/16/2018, 10:37 AM   #4
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My two trusted neighbors who normally do my feedings while I am gone are also going to be out of town, so I won't have anyone to stop by.


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Old 05/16/2018, 10:38 AM   #5
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And don't forget to have them add top off water to keep the salinity stable if you don't have an ATO.


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Old 05/16/2018, 10:38 AM   #6
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Im only gone for the weekend (Friday - Monday night)


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Old 05/16/2018, 10:38 AM   #7
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My two trusted neighbors who normally do my feedings while I am gone are also going to be out of town, so I won't have anyone to stop by.
Local fish store employee/owner?


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Old 05/16/2018, 10:39 AM   #8
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Im only gone for the weekend (Friday - Monday night)
I wouldn't even worry about that then. Feed them before you leave and then as soon as you get back.


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Old 05/16/2018, 10:39 AM   #9
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Local fish store employee/owner?
I live in a small village outside the big city, so I don't think that would be an option.


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Old 05/16/2018, 10:40 AM   #10
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That's kind of what I was thinking. I am considering getting an automatic feeder down the road anyway, so maybe I'll just do it now and get it over with


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Old 05/16/2018, 12:38 PM   #11
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Im only gone for the weekend (Friday - Monday night)
From Friday to Monday everything should be fine when you are back, nothing to worry.
Buy an automatic feeder and that's it.


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Old 05/16/2018, 10:35 PM   #12
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Eheim auto feeder works great.


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Old 05/17/2018, 05:38 AM   #13
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Im only gone for the weekend (Friday - Monday night)
Don't worry about it. Slightly over feed Thur and Fri before you leave. Add a little, and I mean a little extra top off water to account for the additional loss before you'll get back and you're all set.


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Old 05/18/2018, 09:04 AM   #14
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I agree, I would not worry about doing nothing for the feeding part. I have gone a week without feeding my fish.


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