Like cats, dogs, and other furry friends, making arrangements for your pet fish before jetting off on holiday is essential.

The good news is that, for short breaks, aquariums are generally fine left to their own devices. Healthy fish can happily go without food for a few days. Put an aquarium’s lights on a timer or turn them off, and its occupants will be okay with you taking a long weekend away, no problem.

But what about longer holidays? Holiday food blocks and automated feeders are one option. However, feeding is only half of the equation. Especially when holidaying for two weeks or more, it’s vital to put additional measures in place before leaving.

With today’s technology, you can automate various all-important processes like plant fertiliser or trace element dosing, evaporation top-off, and even parameter monitoring. But what if a crucial piece of equipment breaks down? Will skipping water changes for a fortnight or more cause an algae bloom? Suppose there’s an emergency at home – who can you call?

At the same time, your auto top-off may fail. And even with remote parameter monitoring, what happens if there’s a swing that needs hands-on attention? Elsewhere, some fish won’t eat dry foods, meaning there’s no way to feed them automatically or with a holiday food block.

All these eventualities and more can be a major worry before going on holiday. It’s something that’s often doubly true among fishkeepers with reef tanks, discus, and other more specialised set-ups.

Automatic feeders like the Tetra myFeeder aren’t always the answer to fish tank holiday care.

Thankfully, there’s more good news. That’s because Your Aquarium can help. We offer a range of solutions for fish tank holiday care. These solutions range from continuing with regularly scheduled maintenance in your absence to carrying out daily check-ups on your tank (or tanks) and any inhabitants while you’re away.

We can also be at the end of the phone to act if your Neptune Systems’ Apex or another form of monitoring flags up a problem.

Whatever your set-up needs while you’re away, we can take care of it. We’re fully insured for complete peace of mind and will happily hold a copy of your keys or work with another keyholder where access to your home is required.

As a fishkeeper, why not take the worry out of going on holiday? Furthermore, with Your Aquarium on hand, you can do so while simultaneously being assured that you’ll return feeling properly rested to a pristine, freshly maintained tank. It’s a win-win situation!

Your Aquarium fish tank holiday care and fish tank maintenance are available in the following local postcode areas: BB1, BB2, BB3, BB4, BB5, BB6, BB10, BB11, BB12, BL0, BL8, BL9, and some OL postcodes, including OL13.

The same or similar provisions may also be available in surrounding areas, including: BB7, BB8, BB9, BL1, BL2, BL3, BL4, BL5, BL6, BL7, various additional OL postcodes, and certain Manchester postcodes.