Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Never Go On Vacation If You
Own A Reef Tank...
best friend thought your lionfish was cute and wanted him
to nibble on his fingers.
miamishrip of Delaware
you ask a fellow reefer to take care of your tank, you may
end up being a couple of polyps short when you get back!
sidd129 of Tomahawk, WI
8) Vacation? How can
you "afford" to go on vacation?! You have a reef
fiftyfive of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
LFS waits for you to be out of town, and THAT'S when they
have their super-duper, everything you ever wanted, dirt cheap
Serk of Rowlett, TX
matter how much you prepare and detail your routine to a tank
sitter, they will feed more just because, "The fish looked
Mishap of Pennsylvania
5) I have been unable to train
my clowns to answer the cell phone so that I can call and
check up on them.
Poorcollegereef of Clemson, SC
4) Vacations just aren't worth it until they come
up with an easier way to snorkel and drink beer. It's just
more practical to sit in front of the reef tank with a cold
one!!! Plus, in the living room you don't have to worry about
of Salem, OR
3) I can think of 100 reasons not
to go on vacation, but this one actually happened to me. I
had pages and pages of detailed instructions on taking care
of my reef tank and my seahorse tank. I made sure there was
plenty of freshly-made saltwater (in case of emergency) and
RO/DI in the 30-gallon Rubbermaid for top-off, so I didn't
have to show her how to work the RO/DI unit or make saltwater.
I left for a week in Aruba and forgot to turn off the RO/DI
unit, and my basement flooded. I figure after 7 days, I probably
ran over 3,000 gallons of water down the floor drain. BLAH!
cinnamongirl of Central PA
2) Because gravity will find a
way to suck the water right out of your aquarium and onto
the carpet and for the first time in history, your auto top-off
will work like a charm to keep the water overflowing!!!!!
Dirt4dinner of Mesa, AZ
timers - check. Auto top-off reservoir - check. Backup power
source - check. Last minute ammonia/nitrate tests - check.
Remembering to tell your roommate not to let his friends pour
beer in the tank at his next party - not checked.
Nanopodreefer of Canada
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