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Pelvicachromis Lover!
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The biggest problem I've seen when people leave for vacation is when their tank sitter overfeeds. There is something built into most people that tells them that the meager amount of food we tell them to feed just is not enough. So they overfeed. And you know what that does to the water conditions.

So the most important thing is to make sure grandma understands the importance of not feeding anything more than what you have pre-measured.

The tips on cutting the lights is a very good idea. Plants in the wild go through periods of rain and storms that last for a couple of weeks so this would be no different. It's better to cut the lights than to leave them blazing while the ferts aren't dosed and the water changes aren't being done.

As long as grandma doesn't overfeed, your tank should be fine when you get back. I hope you have a great vacation!
 

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Pelvicachromis Lover!
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You're very considerate of your grandma to use the smaller bottles of water. :smile:

Yes, your tank will be fine without light for 48 hours. Not a problem at all.
 
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