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Old 01-31-2020, 12:36 PM
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What do you guys do for feeding when your gone for a week or more? Everything else seems to be able to be automated like misting, but from a feeding standpoint if you are unable to get someone to feed? Are there auto feeders or anything? Or will most darts be fine for a short period with a bio active tank?
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Old 01-31-2020, 01:06 PM
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Search through the site and you'll find a lot of information on what you're looking for. Most people:

1) Feed a little more heavily before leaving for a week and then let the frogs just forage for microfauna while you're gone.


2) Leave a FF container in there with a small opening for the flies to work themselves out.
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Awesome thanks! Both great ideas!!
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Some people get fancy and set up a miniature culture in the tank, enclosed enough to keep the frogs out of the media, while still allowing flies to crawl out as they hatch.

Personally, I spend a couple weeks fattening them up before I leave, and put a half or whole banana in there (depending on the tank's frog population) the day before I go. I like to cut it into 1-3 in. pieces so they can strike at the larvae, which also helps cut down on the fliers that will surely emerge. Organically grown bananas have, in my experience, had the most larval activity. I also give the bananas a good wash before placing them in the tank, rinsed very well.

You can also boost your springtail and isopod population by adding some new ones before you go.
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