Vacation lighting for sitter

ajtomase

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I'lm going to be going on vacation for a few days and my fish sitter has a limited time when they can come and feed the fish. He's only able to feed the fish at 6am and 5pm, and I'm trying to adjust my light schedule accordingly without trying to piss off anything. here's what I came up with:

  • Ramp up 5:45 - 6:30
  • Blues 6:30-11
  • Peak 11-5
  • Blues: 5-5:15
  • Ramp down 5:15-5:30
  • Purples: 5:30-5:45
  • Off by 5:45


Thoughts?
 

NoOneLikesADryTang

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What time are your lights normally on at? I’m sure your fish would be fine for a few days, only getting fed once a day. If your sitter came at 5pm, I’m assuming you wouldn’t even need to mess with your lighting schedule.
 

ajtomase

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What time are your lights normally on at? I’m sure your fish would be fine for a few days, only getting fed once a day. If your sitter came at 5pm, I’m assuming you wouldn’t even need to mess with your lighting schedule.
my normal ramp up starts at 7:30am and ramp down at 6pm. I'm trying to alter the peak time so the corals aren't over exposed for 4 days
 

1ocean

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Why would you want to change light schedule because your going on vacation for a few days...I also found using a auto feeder for mid days feeding works great. I like the eheim brand , you can program up tp two feedings a day...it worked good but died bought a fluval one and it is noisy and not programmer friendly. SO i am currently researching for a new one...
 

Phxreefer

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Why the need for a change? Shouldn’t be necessary.
Why would you want to change light schedule because your going on vacation for a few days...I also found using a auto feeder for mid days feeding works great. I like the eheim brand , you can program up tp two feedings a day...it worked good but died bought a fluval one and it is noisy and not programmer friendly. SO i am currently researching for a new one...
For a feeder I’ve always used the corkscrew kind for feeding the cichlid ponds, much more reliable and can feed multiple size foods at once.

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