Leaving for 5 days

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by WetWork, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. WetWork Valued Member Member

    I am going to be out of town for 5 days. My tank is currently still being cycled (pure ammonia fishless cycle). My tank is currently at the point where 4 ppm of Ammonia is being converted to nitirite in 24 hours. If i dose up to 4 ppm the day I leave, will the bacteria be okay or will it die off? I was thinking I could add some fish food the day I leave since it would slowly release ammonia. Any thoughts?
  2. Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    Welcome to the forum

    I would just leave things be. In fact, you may come home to find the tank has finished the cycle in your absence.
  3. WetWork Valued Member Member

    Cool thanks for the reply Jaysee.
  4. Eienna Fishlore VIP Member

    +1 to Jaysee