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IndianEnvasion
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PostPosted: 2004.11.07(Sun)22:13    Post subject: Out of town what should I do?? Reply with quote

Hey eveyone,

I am going out of town for 2 1/2 weeks and I don't have anyone who can feed my fish what should I do?? Shocked

its a 30 gal tank with 3 african ciclids in the tank

HELp Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
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PostPosted: 2004.11.08(Mon)21:30    Post subject: Automatic Feeder and Holiday Food Reply with quote

I am going away soon too and I have been trying to find out what to do when I'm gone. I've found a few sites that sell automatic feeders.

Or I've also come across holiday food blocks by SUPA which I've also seen at the LFS.

If you google, I am sure you will find many other sites that do it. I have also heard that fish can live off food remains in the tank for up to 2 weeks. But don't quote me on this as I haven't tried it myself. Maybe someone else can confirm this?

Anyway, let us know how you get on.

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PostPosted: 2004.11.09(Tue)0:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd personally go with the automatic feeders if you really can't get anyone to come feed your fish. I've heard horror stories about those vacation blocks
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PostPosted: 2004.11.09(Tue)10:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not being an african cichlid person, I'm not sure here, but do they eat plants? As in, could you fill the tank with elodea and such like for some snacks while you are gone?
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PostPosted: 2004.11.09(Tue)10:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use an automatic fish feeder for vacations they work really well . I would recomend getting one early so you can play with the settings so you add the right amount of food. I got mine at petsmart it was a simpler one than that on your link and cheaper but seemed to work just fine
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PostPosted: 2004.11.09(Tue)12:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drop in a leaf or two of romaine lettuce and leave them. I've left both africans and large Oscars like this for 2 weeks. That way the lettuce stays fresh cause of the water and your fish won't be producing a lot of waste because of getting less food. Fish won't starve in 2.5 weeks.
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PostPosted: 2004.11.09(Tue)16:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have Penn Plex Automatic feeder (15 bucks(USD) online), and it seems to work great. Be careful of the blocks, I have read bad things about them on this board.
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PostPosted: 2004.11.09(Tue)19:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you all for the replys I just found out that I don't have to go!!! YEAHHHH
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PostPosted: 2004.11.11(Thu)19:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

ddrreevviill wrote:
Drop in a leaf or two of romaine lettuce and leave them. I've left both africans and large Oscars like this for 2 weeks. That way the lettuce stays fresh cause of the water and your fish won't be producing a lot of waste because of getting less food. Fish won't starve in 2.5 weeks.


won't the lettuce rot if left in the tank for more than 12 hours?
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