View Full Version : light left on!!

01/15/2011, 01:16 AM
left my lights on for 3 weeks straight....went home for vacation....what should i do? all rics and zoas are alive.. sps all gone.....just water changes?? and regular light schedule??

01/15/2011, 09:28 AM
A regular light schedule should be fine. I do not know what a water change would do if your parameters are okay.

01/15/2011, 11:30 AM
get a timer....,you will not have to worry again

01/15/2011, 12:13 PM
Do you mind sharing more info, if you were gone for 3 weeks, who was feeding your tank? And why didn't they notice the lights on 24/7?

Went home for vacation?

01/15/2011, 09:24 PM
Actually no one was watching it. I'm away for school. I had a auto fish feeder.

01/15/2011, 09:47 PM
So did your timer stop working or did you just not have one?

01/16/2011, 07:21 AM
3 weeks and left it on its own with nobody to look after it? If I did that, I would expect a disaster when I came back.

01/23/2011, 10:08 AM
Everything is automated. I had planned everything out. I made sure there was enough water for ato, fishfeeder, tank is most rics only. Couple sps. Light being on was my fault. But all tank is doing good now. All back to normal

01/23/2011, 10:47 AM
Yes just do water changes and everything should return to normal. Are the sps dead or just bleached?

01/23/2011, 02:20 PM
Sorry to hear. I'm nervous even being gone 1 week!