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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-13-2014, 03:36 AM Thread Starter
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Going on vacation for 4 days

I am going on vacation for 4 days. I use the PPS pro fert method along with diy co2 and a planted+ for lighting. What options do I have for dosing while Im out of town. Id rather not buy a dosing pump. Will 4 days without ferts hurt my tank that much?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-13-2014, 11:40 AM
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You could probably dose 2 or 3 days worth before you leave and be fine. How strong is the light? The stronger the light, the less your margin for error.
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When I leave for 4 or more days at a time, i don't turn on the lights, no ferts and no fish feeding. The good thing about this, the algae also goes away. Also found that cherry shrimps love the dark days, came back with hundreds of shrimplets.
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Turn off the CO2 and reduce lighting to 0-2 hours a day and you should be fine.


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i leave my co2 on but i turn down my lights to 25% when i go out of town.

i dont remember if you can dial in a planted+. if you can't, just reduce photo period. i do a normal dose of micro and macro before i leave.

i also use a feeder.

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Thanks for the input guys. It was very helpful
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