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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-26-2009, 04:03 PM Thread Starter
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potential problem

I am going on vacation from Feb. 28th until March 10th. I figured my tank could sustain on no ferts if I supplied continuous CO2 for that duration and decreased my photo period.

For reasons I cannot explain, as the people at CO2-canisters.com will not return my calls or e-mails, my CO2 regulator has not arrived; not even a tracking number was provided. I am keeping my fingers cross it gets here, but the clock is ticking away.

At the present I am using only excel daily and flourish twice a week. How will my tank survive my being gone (no animals, just HC and Dwarf Sword Grass)?

Any suggestions for photo period and techniques to keep things alive?


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Just cut your lighting down (maybe in half or so) and everything should be fine. It'll just slow everything down. I've done this lots of times (even without co2), for longer periods than you will be away, and everything has always survived. Actually, a few times, things were actually healthier than when I left

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Alright, I'll do that and cross my fingers

Anyone ever order from CO2-canisters.com aka Aquatic Enterprises? I cannot reach anyone... just an answering machine. My e-mails and voice messages go without reply...
Rather unsettling :/


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