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Old 09-03-2014, 07:22 PM   #1
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Automatic feeders

So I'm not one that worries much about not feeding my fish for a few days, but I'm just curious... Has anyone used an auto fish feeder and how did it workout for you? Which brand would be the best?
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Old 09-03-2014, 07:59 PM   #2
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I have an Enheim 3581 and it works great. 4 programmable times with up to two feedings per set time. It also has a little fan in it that keeps the food fresh for a long time.
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I've used the Eheim on long trips and it works fine. I like that it has a manual advance button so you can test it out over a dish until it drops just the right amount.


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Sounds like Eheim gets good points, does work with both flake and small pellets?
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Yeah as long as the flakes aren't too big. You can adjust the mouth of the feeder opening also to make it drop more or less food per turn.
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Yeah as long as the flakes aren't too big. You can adjust the mouth of the feeder opening also to make it drop more or less food per turn.
Cool, I might try one of these just for the heck of it. I was looking at YouTube some of the Petco and other cheaper brands not working very well.
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Old 09-04-2014, 11:22 AM   #7
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Have the Eheim as well and works great when on trips.
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Old 09-04-2014, 12:16 PM   #8
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Automatic feeders

To be honest one of the best parts about fish keeping is feeding so a auto feeder sort of cuts down your enjoyment

They can come in handy if you are going on holiday but as that's normally only once per year they are a bit of a waste of money as I think if I was going on holiday I would still want someone coming in to check on my tank as a auto feeder can't sort out a blocked filter stop a flood or remove a dead fish


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