Fish Auto Feeder

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  1. mandarin

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    Is there any gurru out there that uses one of these and how reliable are they.
    I know some of them feed up to 4x per day but don't know for how many days on end. Some work with air, batteries, 12v and 220v ect.
    There must be a SLIM PIET on this forum that can build one that can feed up to 2 weeks non stop, i'll even be a sponsor to get this thing going, just think :thumbup:MASA FEEDER:thumbup: sounds good hey.

    Still holding onto my tank :tt2:
     
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    I recommend the Eheim unit, I have one - can feed 4 times per day and single or double portions at a time. Expensive if you order locally - R750, but have seen online for around $38. Very easy to import, have done so many times.

    Best DIY unit I have seen is a AM dosing pump motor hooked to a plastic slotted food container running off an electronic timer. But with the cost of components used, you may as well buy the Eheim
     
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    eheim x 1
    has never let me down
    just make sure the flakes are chopped fine as it occasionally can clog up ;)
     
  5. mandarin

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    Is this feeder only for daily feeding or can it be set to do the feeding over a period of a few days. I think this would solve my problem having always to find someone to do the feeding.
    Graig could you help with details so that i can import one, thanks Dave.
     
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    tagging for this one
     
  7. dropzone newbee

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    bud , the feeder can be set for daily feeds , few times a day if need be
    the setting remains 24/7 until you change it
    really a good feeder to get - very reliable
    i go away a lot of weekends and i reply on feeder and have not had any problems
    safer than a non reefer feeding blah blah
     
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    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    can someone post a pic of this contraption?
     
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    [​IMG]
    :thumbup::thumbup:
     
  10. mandarin

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    Where can i buy this from and for how much, thanks for the help so far.;)
     
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    Singularity Hmmm amper!

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    That eheim is good, but this one is better IMO @ +/- R800, any shop that stocks daro will be able to order it....

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    Frikke zoid man, this is cool. Thanks for the info.:thumbup:
     
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    Yup, I'd definitely go for the eheim!
     
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