going away for 7 days, can I skip dosing for a week? - The Planted Tank Forum
 
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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-01-2014, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
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going away for 7 days, can I skip dosing for a week?

Low tech 75g no co2 or excel

Heavily planted

Will be using a auto feeder from.Eheim

Will do a 50% WC before I leave.

I can dose macros and micros on sat and Sunday before I leave for Monday. But the second round d of dosing will be skipped.

Is it safe to double up the dose on the first 2 days and skip the rest or is it better just to skip dosing?

I have no algae in this tank and grow is superb, I don't want to mess things up now. I was thinking about lowering the photoperiod an hour for the week I am gone, thoughts?

What's my best approach here. First time traveling since started this tank 4 months ago.

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Since its a low tech tank you should be fine. Lowering the photo period is an option as it will reduce nutrient uptake and keep ferts in the water longer.

I only dose my low tech tanks once a week, the day after the water change, and do not have any real algae problems. Now my high tech tank is another story...
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Low tech tank - just dump in the weeks worth of fertilizer before you go. I have 5 low tech tanks and only add ferts weekly as well. I'm just finishing up a week of vacation and travel myself.
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I been debating doing this too tbh.

How much are you dosing a week? Do you follow ei normal dosing? I have 60g ish of water volume

Currently dosing 1/10th 2 x a week of macros and 1/16th 2 x a week of micros

Thoughts?

I have a well stocked tank and feed quality foods every other day. Not overfeeding but a good solid amount of food.

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