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Hey everyone,

I am just here to rejoice. I recently went our of town for 12 days and due to unforeseen circumstances, I was only able to get someone to feed the tank once at the 9 day mark. Yesterday I returned home and not a single fish was lost!  IDK if there is a bigger sign of a healthy aquarium than being able to essentially ignore it for 2 weeks and have everything inside it be happy and healthy upon your return. In the past, if I went on a vacation for more than a couple of days, I would always return to some sort of issue. I am so relieved that it all worked out this time.

Anyone else have any similar stories? Or maybe a time when it didn't go so well?

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On 7/9/2024 at 9:41 AM, NOLANANO said:

Hey everyone,

I am just here to rejoice. I recently went our of town for 12 days and due to unforeseen circumstances, I was only able to get someone to feed the tank once at the 9 day mark. Yesterday I returned home and not a single fish was lost!  IDK if there is a bigger sign of a healthy aquarium than being able to essentially ignore it for 2 weeks and have everything inside it be happy and healthy upon your return. In the past, if I went on a vacation for more than a couple of days, I would always return to some sort of issue. I am so relieved that it all worked out this time.

Anyone else have any similar stories? Or maybe a time when it didn't go so well?

Yes I remember leaving on vacation for a week and was worried about the fish and a sump. At the time had 3 aquariums running at the time. I got back and to my surprise no casualties.  I've personally never kept aquariums without a little algae growing or a plant or two. Also learned that some fish species can survive a couple of weeks or even a month but like I stated depends on the species and the size in some cases. I have fish that I feed daily, every other day and fast a day. Most keep their aquariums excessively clean imo. For example see a little algae and assume that's bad lol. @NOLANANO

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On 7/9/2024 at 7:11 PM, NOLANANO said:

Hey everyone,

I am just here to rejoice. I recently went our of town for 12 days and due to unforeseen circumstances, I was only able to get someone to feed the tank once at the 9 day mark. Yesterday I returned home and not a single fish was lost!  IDK if there is a bigger sign of a healthy aquarium than being able to essentially ignore it for 2 weeks and have everything inside it be happy and healthy upon your return. In the past, if I went on a vacation for more than a couple of days, I would always return to some sort of issue. I am so relieved that it all worked out this time.

Anyone else have any similar stories? Or maybe a time when it didn't go so well?


Congratulations on your successful aquarium experience! It’s indeed a great sign of a well-maintained and balanced tank when you can leave it for an extended period and return to find everything in good condition. Your situation highlights the effectiveness of a stable and healthy aquatic environment. I've heard similar stories from other aquarium enthusiasts who’ve managed to maintain a thriving tank with minimal intervention, often thanks to thorough preparation, such as having a reliable filtration system and proper feeding practices. On the flip side, some have experienced issues like algae blooms or water quality problems when they were away, usually due to inadequate preparations or unforeseen equipment failures. Overall, your experience is a testament to good aquarium management and the rewards of a healthy tank ecosystem. My friend recommended https://ukwritings.com/coursework-help when I was having trouble with my coursework. The service was excellent. The writer followed all my instructions and delivered a high-quality, well-researched paper on time. It made a significant difference in my workload, and I was very happy with the results. The overall experience was very positive, and I would highly recommend this service.

Thanks for sharing it. I am so glad to hear that.

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We will be coming back soon from 10 days being away and had someone come in at the 6 day mark to very lightly feed our 4 display and 6 qt tanks. I hope our result is the same as you. Last time, we were away 7 days and lost 1 nano fish. Have cameras on the tanks and it looks like the fish are grazing on algae and plant matter.

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I got someone to feed my fish but I was terrified cause 2 weeks no water change. My fish were okay! 

You can always get an automatic feeder if they don’t need live food or like repashy or something!

Also if you’re afraid of someone over feeding your fish I use those weekly pill boxes to store the food for the week

Glad all your fish are okay 🙂

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