It’s that time of year again, when families travel across the nation to visit relatives and often spend quite a bit of time away from their aquariums. If you plan on staying away from home for an extended period of time, you will need a way to feed your aquarium and keep the water level from dropping too far. Neighbors and friends who you trust will play a crucial role in this. Recruit them to perform the minimum amount of maintenance your aquarium needs so you can spend time with your family. Provide them a detailed, step-by-step list of what to do and have top-off water prepared prior to your departure. The goal is to make it as simple and as easy as possible.