Fish feeder

Expansion modules and attachments

Posts: 12201
Joined: Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:47 pm
PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:28 am
What would you like to see in your dry food fish feeder?
Roberto.
User avatar
Posts: 1833
Joined: Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:25 am
Location: Davie, FL
PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:05 am
if you're designing one to work with the Reef Angel I don't think you need to get to fancy with it, since it will be programmed and controlled by the unit.

I love the Eheim Feed Air Automatic Feeder 3581 "Feed-Air"http://www.marinedepot.com/Eheim_Feed_Air_Automatic_Feeder_Automatic_Fish_Food_Feeders-Eheim-EH3581-FIFDFEAF-vi.html that I've been using even though I still haven't modded it to be triggered by the RA.

A powered unit so you don't have to worry about the batteries.
I like the small fan that the Eheim has to keep the food from clumping together.
User avatar
Posts: 5343
Joined: Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:42 am
PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:41 am
A counter to see how many times it triggered...think like the little thumb clicker ones they use to count people...

As few wires as possible..

Adjustability...the eheim doesnt really give a lot of adjustment its either a tiny bit and gets clogged or a LOT

Posts: 267
Joined: Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:13 am
Location: Oakley, CA
PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:45 pm
I'd like to have a button that I can put in the tank so that the fish can feed themselves when they're hungry :)
User avatar
Posts: 1833
Joined: Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:25 am
Location: Davie, FL
PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:47 pm
HA.

Fish are pigs and will overfeed themselves.
Your tank will go south in a rush.
User avatar
Posts: 1426
Joined: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:51 pm
Location: Oklahoma City
PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:22 am
I think consistency is the key. My problem with the Eheims is that they dispense a lot when they're full and not so much when they're less full.
User avatar
Posts: 1833
Joined: Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:25 am
Location: Davie, FL
PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:30 am
I haven't noticed that, but I only have 5 fish so I don't feed them a lot (daily, but small quantities) so it takes an awful long time to empty the hopper on the Eheim Auto Feeder.

Posts: 327
Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:45 am
Location: San Diego, CA
PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:56 pm
something comparable to the Eheim Auto Feeder in capability and cost. Cost being important.
User avatar
Posts: 187
Joined: Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:48 pm
Location: Athens, Ga
PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:08 am
Something reliable, consistent, and can feed a variety of foods. No batteries. I am personally going to go with this one http://www.superfeederstore.com/asf-1-aquarium-feeder-basic/
Image

Posts: 86
Joined: Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:26 am
PostPosted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:58 pm
battery/solar operated RANet capable
Image
Next

Return to Addons

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron