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The EHEIM Automatic Feeder -autofeeder- is a electronically controlled feeding unit for up to 4 With manual release button and LCD clock function. Owing to the constant requests for automatic fish feeder operation instruction, we have decided to how a couple if videos so that it is easier for you to set. The Everyday Turtle Feeder is designed with a weighted have pre-made openings for automatic feeding units. . times, press the “EHEIM“ manual release .

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Since this site is focused on nano aquariums, specifically the Fluval Spec line of aquariums, I want to discuss the use of the Eheim Automatic fish feeder for this application.

Eheim Automatic Fish Feeder Review (Model )

To make room for the feeder, I had to cant the light at ebeim angle across the aquarium. The timer turns off the pump and our temperature controller so that the heater or fan also turns off. I decided this is a good idea and used a small piece of black electrical tape to keep it in place.

I generally like the display and the ease of programming. The biggest wishlist item is that they would develop a feeder that is smaller in size to better work for small, nano aquariums.

Use on a Spec III would be similar. As previously mentioned, it was challenging to find space for mahual unit to sit and be able to dump in the central opening to the water. Metric values are conversions from english and rounded to the nearest mm:.

It worked very well. Description of Eheim Automatic Fish Feeder: That therefore limits the mounting option to setting the unit on top of the mnaual. Menu Skip to content. This leaves a space for the Eheim feeder to sit also at an angle at the end over the filter section and dump over the water. The first is the simplest, and that is to simply set the unit on a flat surface with the bin portion of the feeder hanging over the surface of your aquarium water.


I can see it bouncing off the floor as the cat passes by. I got it to work adequately for our nano aquarium, but even with the door adjusted with as small an opening as possible, it still drops more food than is optimum. I intend to use this only when we go on vacation. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Water changes, regular cleaning, feeding, and attention to your tank. This will be a very secure location but will mean that water will evaporate at a faster rate.

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For our Spec V, I had a challenging time finding the best location for the feeder on our setup. Here are some of the features of the Eheim automatic ceeder feeder: I bought a used one on eBay and it came without the bracket. The quantity of food dispensed is controlled by way of the adjustable dispensing door on the food bin — slide the door further open for more food dispensed and slide it further closed for less food dispensed. With the small confines and the light in the way, it is best to clamp onto the glass, offset to miss the light.

There are two main options for mounting the Eheim fish feeder. The reason for this is that Eheim has this product doing double duty fdeder a turtle feeder. To give you the best odds, start with a fresh set of alkaline batteries. Fishkeeping requires a certain level of commitment.

EHEIM autofeeder Automatic Feeder

The Eheim fish feeder works by rotating a drum containing the fish food. Just curious — why do you need just the bracket? With no one around to top off the tank, I want to reduce evaporation as much as possible and this means leaving the stock acrylic top in place.


It gives them a better chance to eat all of it without the food getting back into the filter or dropping before they can eat it. Volume of feeding bin: I wanted the same function when we are gone, so I decided to add another Leviton plug-in timer to make this happen. With some effort to get it setup properly, it works very well.

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In my research, this model of fish feeder had very good user reviews. When setting up the feeder in tight quarters, make sure to take into account the room that the bin requires as it turns.

This is the mounting method used for our Fluval Spec V aquarium.

I am pleased with the operation of this auto fish feeder. The feeding door on the food bin generally works well. When we leave and the tank is unattended, another concern besides feeding is water evaporation.

I adjusted the food bin door as narrow as possible with only a sliver of light showing in the feeeer. The feeder incorporates a fan that cycles on to keep the food in the bin dry. For those that have manuwl plugged the bypass opening on their Spec aquariumthis is not such a critical issue because if the water level drops below the bottom of the overflow grates, it can still flow into the lower bypass opening to feed the pump.

I have put in fresh batteries, the colon blinks I can press mode and see the 4 different modes. If you are not using the one that came with your feeder, would you consider selling it to me?