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Re: High light vs vacation? (was Re:Augh)

I would just dial back the number of hours the light is on during vacation. The
lights are on a timer...

If you have a tank full of fish (that aren't fry), they should be able to go two
weeks without feeding. Hmm, maybe even lowering the temperature a little might be
a good idea.

-- Stephen

> For Tom & those with lots of light, for how long can you leave your tanks
> unattended, that is, lights on timers, CO2 left running, but no PMDD, no
> additional fish food, no water changes, before your plants think of you as
> "lazy"?  Do you reduce your light intensity while away?  Pay someone else
> to do maintenance?  I had the idea from earlier discussions that most
> automatic feeders/dosers aren't very reliable despite being expensive.
> Alex
> Rockville, Md
> Thomas Barr <tcbiii at earthlink_net> replied:
> > Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2001 09:54:30 -0700
> >
> > > I am getting frustrated.  I have been keeping plant tanks for over 3 years
> > > now and this last one has been up for 1 year and 3 months.  As I haves
> > > stated earlier I have a 55 gallon with 220 watts of light power on for 12
> > > hours.