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  1. #1
    Dragynwing - Reefkeeper CR Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Mobile, AL

    Default vacations and saltwater tanks

    what do you guys do when you go on vacation and you need
    yourtankmaintained while you're away? i'm starting a pet sitting
    serviceand iwas thinking about marketing my saltwater aquarium
    hobbyexperiencealong with the standard dog/cat/exotic pet sitting. is
    thissomethingthat someone would be interested in? having someone come
    overoncedaily or every other day (or whatever) to dose the tank, top
    offwater,feed and do baisc care like that? i'm heading to my LFS for
    somewaterand i'm going to run it by him as well and see what he
    thinks.thankseveryone!#ed_op#br#ed_cl#~Lisa#ed_op# br#ed_cl#
    when i want to hear the pitter patter of little feet i\'ll put shoes on my cats.

  2. #2
    Reptoreef - Reefkeeper CR Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Brigham City, Utah


    A great idea. I do it here for other club members, but if you're in a vicinity where that idea is feasable... do it.
    There's nowhere else I'ld rather be... unless, of course, you're buying

  3. #3
    CR Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Fitchburg, Wisconsin


    #ed_op#DIV#ed_cl#Excellent idea. Especially if something need troubleshootin. I'd use you.#ed_op#/DIV#ed_cl##ed_op#DIV#ed_cl##ed_op#/DIV#ed_cl##ed_op#DIV#ed_cl#Erik#ed_op#/DIV#ed_cl#

  4. #4
    CR Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Clearwater Florida Area (north Pinellas)


    #ed_op#DIV#ed_cl#We have several people like you are talking locally that only do SALT TANKS. They don't do fresh tanks or any other animals. They run from $19-$45 an hour & from Joe Blow who decided they had enough knowledge to people who go to school for it and many different siminars. The latter type person generaly have liability insurance as well. They cover any problems that happen while you are away and replace anything that deceases. They also clean all equipment, feed, add water, and any other needed maintenance. They will also do it because you do not wish to any longer. Some how it doesn't seem right to hire some to care for my tank full time. I think a vacation sitter is great! Though, I usually throw a fellow reefer a little bucks to add already prepared water as needed and feed themfrom my written directions. I ask them not to try to do any other maintenance. I do it when I return (usually very little needs to be done). Hope that helps and good luck!!#ed_op#/DIV#ed_cl#

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