Hey everyone. In about two weeks, I'll be away for 11 days. I have a 3.5 gallon heated and filtered tank, and one betta living in it. Since I'll be away for quite a long period of time, I have to find a solution to the toxins that build up in the tank. I have two possible solutions:
1. Since it's summer now, my tank temperature is steady during the day and is the same as air temperature inside my house. Because of that I can leave a bucket of treated water and have someone change maybe 50% of the water about half way through the time I'm away. This is my least favorite option, as I find it hard to trust someone with my fish. It just seems obvious that something will go wrong
2. I use Seachem Prime in the tank. Someone here in the forum said that I could have someone drop the normal dosage of Prime in the tank every other day when I'm away to "lock" the ammonia. Could that be a sufficient solution? I didn't quite understand the "ammonia lock" explanation on Seachem's website.
Which do you think is preferrable? Also, if you have any other solution feel free to help