Recommendation of auto feeder

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by ryanjiang, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    Yeah I think I bought a purple feeder ring from Petco a long time ago (like 4 years ago) and just used that. It actually is a perfect length for me. It works well, doesn't look that great though (I'm all about the presentation of the tank / equipment). I may get another one and spray paint it black.

    I think ideally you'd want some kind of "funnel" that will direct the pellets down into the water column when they sink, because after awhile the pellets will sink down and then float right back up to the surface. But the ring does a good enough job for now.

    There seems to be a lot of room for innovation in the auto feeder world...
  2. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    I've seen a proto-type of a something like the funnel you mention. It should hit the market soon :)
  3. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    sweet =) make sure to send a message my way if you don't see a post from me drooling over it already.
  4. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    I use an ehiem for my kids freshwater fish, but I really prefer something with individual buckets for the main tank.
    I use : Grässlin Automatic Feeder Rondomatic 400

    It feeds exactly what you put in the bucket, not some random amount based on flake size/humidity/etc.
    And you can mix pellets, flake, and even dried phyto/etc.
    You can set it to feed small amounts 1-3 times/day.
    It only lasts 2 weeks at 2 times/day, but I see that as good, since food will be guaranteed fresh.
    Uses 120V, not batteries. good/bad.
  5. 99sf

    99sf Guest

    I'm looking forward to an auto-feeder with a funnel like Gresham mentioned!
  6. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Me to.
    I fiddled with a few things, but no real luck. The problem I had is anything anywhere near the water gets damp,
    so any non-vertical surface gets coated with food. And a funnel high up defeats the purpose.
  7. sfboarders

    sfboarders Guest

    The Super Feeder has a funnel. It's a popular feeder for Apex (can probably used with other controllers too) owners cause it uses AC power making it programmable.
  8. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Very interesting - an upside-down funnel. And directly into the water, so only that small bit of evaporation gets up and out.
    Might work....

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