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hey guys im going to vegas for spring for a whole week! im super excited but...

ihave a 20 long high tech co2 tank with ei dosing.

ihave never been out of town and left my tank a lone for so long. how should I manage ei dosin prior to leaving or what are some steps to make sure the tank is okay while im gone?

ihave neon tetras, blue eye forktail rainbows, and a swordtail with amano shrimp.
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For a week I wouldn't worry, do a water change before you leave and don't feed. Lights on a timer. Don't ask someone to do anything. Trust me easier to fast them and the plants they'll be fine

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okay thanks. ihave eveythn on a timer and hust refilled my co2 tank so everythn should be okay lol
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so fertilize after water change and then leave light timer and everything as is? and don't feed the fish for a whole week?. Sounds simple enough
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I'd skip the CO2
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I'd shut off the CO2 and run the lights only 4 hours a day. Make it a low tech tank for the week.





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would my plants be really affect too much if ido it that way? no co2
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For just a week? Shouldn't be too bad. A month, maybe.





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So Ive been away from home for 5 to 7 days many times. I have a high tech, press co2 and ei does. What I do is this

I will do a water change a week before the day I leave. Then, I will EI does till the day I leave. I leave my co2 on, since its not on a timer its on 24/7 (Its a ph co2 controller). The light is on a timer so I leave it alone. For a week you should have nooo problem. If you have nutrient gravel, that would buy you even more time. Till now, I always come back and my plants have grown so much.

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iguess im probaly over reactin lol
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I'm VERY new to this, but I thought the concern would be for the fish. Will fish be okay for a week without food?...honest question.
If I had a high tech plant setup, I would turn off co2 and scale back the light...kind of like having a few cloudy, not so perfect days. I would assume they would be just fine.
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I'm VERY new to this, but I thought the concern would be for the fish. Will fish be okay for a week without food?...honest question.
In a heavily planted tank, most fish could probably go a month or more very easily. They can survive off of eating the plants and aufwachs (biofilm) that grows on the plants.





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