What does everyone do when going away?

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  1. gaboon

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    What do you guys do when going away for a couple days? Do you rely on someone with no fish experience to feed etc?
     
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  3. Afsal

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    well i showed my nephew what to do , i mixed my tup up water as i dnt have an auto top up , and have my sump marked as where water level shud , and so far so good ....
     
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    Have an auto-feeder to feed the fish..... Now, when I go away, I won't trust my auto-topup - I would rather decrease the salinity VERY slowly to 1.021 from 1.024 and then set the RO to VERY slowly VERY slowly drip water into the tank. I have also dropped my water levels in the tank and sump, that if there is a power failure, that nothing over-flows..... and floods the house.

    I have asked someone to go and look into the health of the fish, every now and again - and to call me with "Status updates"....
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    in my case teach someone how to go about feeding.give them a contact number of someone who knows my system well and i can trust to take care in case of an emergency.add no new equiptment before leaving
     
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    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    Depends how long i go for, have a few mates i can rely on to keep things going if going away for extended periods or if only a few days i dont worry.
     
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    Best bet is to have a mate who you can rely on and in turn reciprocate, I call it a tank buddie, almost like a dive buddie
     
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    WTF for? is this the reason why you had a wipe out before?
     
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    Kanga Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    I phone surgeon :lol:
     
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    Easiest is to slowly automate the system, and leave minimum for the other folks to do.
     
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    I pray to the reef gods.
     
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    and whayever you dont leave the tank on... :)
     
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    Mmm I dread having to go away.

    What's the longest you guy's have been away from your tanks at any one time ?
     
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    Since I started marines, 4 days.
     
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    Just checking, what are you mixing your top-up water with? you should be topping up with neat R/O



    Luckily for me i don't live in a very large country, i have about 6 reefers within 20 minutes drive:)
     
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    Kanga Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Longest 16 days, but away for a week at a time very regularly. ANGRY does a great job, and when we are both away Surgeon steps in, (damn tank looks better after he tended to a it for a week)

    All that really needs to be done is fill the top up water up, but thats very seldom that it needs to be done.
     
  17. joe

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    Teach someone , or pay a pro for maintainance ... many marine shops offer this service
     
  18. calvin

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    sell the tank:slayer:
     
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    I only top up once a week so I just leave it, I don't usually go away for long anyway. A week would be long. Hey Calvin a Ghost Pipefish was apparently caught at Swartkops last week, first time I have heard of one down this far!
     
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    i heard steve thats awsme
     
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    4 days for me as well...
     
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