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Traveling questions

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My husband and I are planning a couple trips over the summer months where I don't know if we would need to get a sitter for our fish. After reading some threads here, I've learned that fish should fast for a day during the week.

Our first trip would be for a weekend, leave on Friday back on Sunday. I could feed them before I leave on Friday and once I returned Sunday.

Our second trip would be roughly a week. We would have a partial water change before we left but wouldn't know what to do about feeding. For instance to have a sitter come by once or twice in a day.

Lastly, the room we have the aquarium in does receive a fair amount of natural light. So if we didn't have the lamp hooked up would that be acceptable. For instance on that weekend trip or even removed it for the week long trip.
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You should be fine. I took a 5 day trip and my massively overstocked tank lasted just fine with no food and no changes for that time. I just did a 1/3 change before I left and another when I returned. :) I probably should have done more, but ammonia levels still weren't high.
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