It's been 5 dad since me and my family, except for my dad, have gone on vacation. Dad had work so he said he'd come later.
He's coming today, and we're staying here for 10 more days. The problem is that right now I have a 10 and a 20 gallon tank at my house. The 20 is empty, it's filter is transferred to the 10 gallon for seeding. So there are two filters at the 10 gallon.
The 10 gallon currently has only 2 young swordtails, about 1 inch both. Now that my father is leaving, how can I keep the cycle alive? That's the main thing I'm worried about, the swordtails will survive I think. What should I tell my father to do before he leaves, should he overfeed? I know it's weong, but if he doesn't feed them they wont poop and there wont be enough food for the bacteria. I'm really worried
I'm only 16 and I can't give the key to a friend at my age to come at my house, you understand. I don't have any siblings near me either
Oh and I thought about the autofeeder idea, but I looked everywhere but couldn't find any in my city.
One more thing, I know I'm gonna have algae when I come back, but can I keep the lights on the whole time until we come back? I can't find light timers either and I'm affraid my plants will die.
Thanks and sorry for the long post.