Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Gainesville, Florida
During medical school i had to do away rotations for up to a month at a time. I'd have a couple friends stop by every 7-10 days to check on the fish feeders and toss in a dose of ferts every once in a while, but that was it.
In the summer, yeah i'd leave the A/c running, and while my heaters were plugged in the reality is that they never came on, and they also hooked up to a back up heater controller in the event that it decided to go nuts.
I left my CO2 on, all the lights, CO2, airstone for pm, etc, were all on timers. I did a big water change before i left, and when i got home. I had a lot of rainbow fish in the tank too.
Everything was fine. I often had plants do better being left a lone for a bit, never lost any fish etc. I will say that the tank was an absolute jungle when I used to get back, however, a good few hours hacking away and it was back to its usual self.