AFS / Pellets question

Discussion in 'Other Reef Talk' started by capescuba, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. capescuba

    capescuba Supporting Member

    So I am just starting to poke around with setting up my AFS. And my question is about the pellets food and getting them to sink!

    I've tried a few types and they all just seem to float at the surface. My clowns don't care, but my tangs and especially my Marine Beta are not flying up to the surface to feed.

    When I feed I stop my Skimmer, Return and Powerheads, so it's pretty calm.

    Ideas/Thoughts?
     
  2. JVU

    JVU Supporting Member

    You can have it dispense into a feeding ring and leave on at least the powerheads, maybe the return as well.

    Or less conventionally, dispense into the return section of your sump if its a separate section.
     
  3. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    Highly recommend a feeding ring. IMO, stopping and starting all your pumps and equipment daily (or multiple times daily) for feeding is a setup for premature equipment failure.


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  4. dpc goes west

    dpc goes west Supporting Member

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  5. capescuba

    capescuba Supporting Member

    I just ordered the same one ! Thanks for the advice
     
  6. ancientz

    ancientz Supporting Member


    That's the exact one I use. Works like a charm.


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  7. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    If you have any trouble getting it stay where you want it, instead of using the magnet, you can drill a couple holes in your AFS mount and zip tie the ring to the base of the feeder.


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  8. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    I got this:
    https://buildinganobsession.com/products/apex-feeding-ring

    It's kind of pricey for a few pieces of acrylic, but it looks REALLY nice and works well to boot. You could probably make one easily. The only other thing is you need to drill two holes in the tabs on the AFS (or you can get creative with whichever feeder you're using).

    Here's a photo of mine:

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  9. capescuba

    capescuba Supporting Member

    That's a scary web site I found a while back, could spend some serious $$$ there!
     
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  10. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    Yeah, it's a trap... good thing a lot of things are sold out.
     
  11. Kim Pattison

    Kim Pattison Supporting Member

    We use the lasso of truth as Jerry calls it to feed the clowns in the grow out. They quickly figure it out. It is just a foot of airline attached to itself. Screenshot_20180223-073936.png
     
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  12. capescuba

    capescuba Supporting Member

    lol - Lasso of truth. Too many Marvel Movies? :)
     
  13. JVU

    JVU Supporting Member

    Good idea and a neat pic with all those baby clowns clustering under the ring.


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  14. Can you post the video ? That’s awesome.


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  15. Technically the Lasso of Truth would be DC. :)
     
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  16. I love hordes of baby clowns. Can you offer a rental service where you rent out a small horde of babies and then when they get bigger switch them out for a new batch? :) Also -- can you do this with puppies or baby elephants also?

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  17. capescuba

    capescuba Supporting Member

    #fail! ... Alas, I tried
     
  18. Kim Pattison

    Kim Pattison Supporting Member

  19. JVU

    JVU Supporting Member

    Adorable


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  20. Thanks...sending to my wife !


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