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Old 12-13-2007, 01:32 PM   #1
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automatic feeders

just wondering what everyone does while away. I'm looking for a automatic feeder that can be under the hood, if any. anyone used the fish mate automatic feeder.
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Old 12-13-2007, 01:49 PM   #2
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I haven't heard of too many good ones.

I prepare small bags of food for a friend who stops by every 2-3 days and dumps one bag into the tank.

I have a 45gal top off resovoir with an ATO to take care of top offs. I did need to explain how to remove and empty the PS collection cup.
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Old 12-13-2007, 06:37 PM   #3
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I am leary of autofeeders. I do not have too much expereince with them however. It is always best to try and get a trusted friend or pay a LFS to stop by every couple of days to not only feed the tank, but to do top-offs and make sure everything is okay. I am comfortable leaving my tank unattended for 2-3days. Anything past that and my tanks need top-offs and feedings. If you do get a friend or neighbor to stop by it is always a good idea to let the LFS know someone else is watching your tanks and that they may get a call for help shoud it be needed. My LFS is glad to be "on call" if needed.
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I did and it was needed. Great advice.
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