How can I feed a 28g nano for a week vacation?

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  1. TheSurgeonSween

    TheSurgeonSween Fire Shrimp

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    I have a 28g nano reef tank with a cleaner shrimp, clownfish, fire fish, yellow watchman goby & pistol shrimp and a decent amount of corals. I feed my fish about every other day with some pellet food and occasionally mysis.

    My question is how will I be able to feed them over my vacation, I leave Aug 11 and get back the 18. I have heard of dissolvable fish food but will that be too much for my tank size?
     
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  3. zackscott20

    zackscott20 Fire Shrimp

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    I'm not sure about that stuff.. could you have someone feed it for you? also make sure evaporation won't be an issue!
     
  4. TheSurgeonSween

    TheSurgeonSween Fire Shrimp

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    no nobody can feed for me :( I actually just bought the jbj ATO a few days ago!
     
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    zackscott20 Fire Shrimp

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    good! and I would usually feed them very well before i head off for 5 days... I'm not sure about 7 though... Are your fish hardy? I know my clowns can go more than a week without eating, but I'm not sure about your fish?
     
  6. TheSurgeonSween

    TheSurgeonSween Fire Shrimp

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    IM not sure Ive never had problems with my fish eating. Ive been 3 days without feeding them and then ive fed them everyday and a lot in one serving.
     
  7. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    In my experience, your fish will not starve if you do not feed them for a week
    in fact you might come home to a slightly cleaner aquarium in that fish will browse for anything remotely edible

    feed them a bit more for 2 or 3 days before going away, and they will be fine for the week IME

    Steve
     
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  9. TheSurgeonSween

    TheSurgeonSween Fire Shrimp

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    Ok awesome thank you. I was even thinking of adding some copepods to my tank before I left aha
     
  10. Ryan Duchatel

    Ryan Duchatel Millepora

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    No offence or anything here, but do you not have neighbours?
     
  11. 2in10

    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Automatic feeders are an option. You can control the amount of dry food to add and when it is added.
     
  12. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Your fish will be fine during that time without feedings.

    Perhaps consider adding anyone of the type of pod you can buy and introduce them just prior to your departure.

    I never make changes to my tank prior to a vacation, too many things go wrong when you're not there to monitor. Murphy's Law.
     
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