Auto fish feeder

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Arvind, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. Arvind

    Arvind Supporting Member

    Hi everyone
    Does anyone know a good auto fish feeder? I’m going out of town and need to get one set up. The eheim one seems to have good reviews. Any Recs? Ideas?


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  2. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    Eheim works great

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  3. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

    I've used an IntelliFeed Fish Feeder for over a year with pellets with no issue.

    I also have an Neptune AFS. I haven't had an issue with that one either.

    Interestingly enough, these are actually the same feeder and it looks like the same manufacturer builds both, just the brains are different.
  4. xcaret

    xcaret Guest

    I have both, Eheim and Lifeguard Intelli-Feed, the second has a DC port, I guess you can plug it onto your Apex or other controller; like them both.
  5. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    just make sure pellet or granule size is the same
  6. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer Past President

    I actually mix 1 and 2 mm pellets and it works well. Mixing flake and pellets is no good imo tho.
  7. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer Past President

    Make sure you have a feeding ring or similar it dumps the pellets into so they don’t float right into your overflow.
  8. Arvind

    Arvind Supporting Member

    thanks so much !
    i really need to invest in an APEX... i have 2 mp 40, kessil, etc on my IM 50.
  9. Arvind

    Arvind Supporting Member

    is that something I can buy on amazon? A float ring?
  10. xcaret

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  11. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer Past President

    I think 2 little fishies makes one. Maybe innovative marine as well.
  12. NanoCrazed

    NanoCrazed Supporting Member

    I tried a bunch, I like Eheim the best... more reliable and little issues with mold or damp food
  13. rygh

    rygh BOD

    Eheim actually makes two feeders, and I use both types.

    The single one, that rotates the housing, I use for small pellets.
    The twin one, that has screw type drive, I use for flake.

    The different designs seem to work better for different things.
  14. Mozby

    Mozby Supporting Member

    Since they are so similar in design, is there any benefit to using the AFS over intellifeed? Something about being able to control it through apex?
    I would assume with the intellifeed, you can at least still coordinate feed mode by synching up the timing, so I wonder what advantage would AFS provide.
  15. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Supporting Member

    I think the only benefit is the controllability of it through the apex.
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  16. Rostato

    Rostato Supporting Member

    I have both the AFS and the Eheim. The AFS is nice because of controllability but I like the Eheim better.

    Just use a feeding ring and then you won’t need to turn off your return pump or stop your skimmer.

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