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Eheim 3581 "Feed-Air" Digital Automatic
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Product Description:
Eheim 3581 "Feed-Air" Digital AutomaticThe electronically controlled programming allows up to 4 daily feeding cycles of flake food in either single or double serving sizes. The large, easily read LCD display/clock also shows the programmed feeding times. Food level monitoring is easy performed through the clear food container. The integrated ventilator prevents moisture from spoiling food or clogging the unit, so maintenance is almost non-existent. This unique feeder uses every last flake in the bin to prevent waste. Mounts to the top of your aquarium hood.
Product Specifications:
User Ratings: (21 reviews)
Overall: 9.18
Value/Cost: 8.76
Effectiveness: 9.38
Quality: 9.48
Ease of use: 9.10
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Toms45hd has used this product for 3 Years or More.
Overall Rating: 9.5/10 December 29, 2018
"Does a great job"
Limited on type of food u can use.
bradlgt21 has used this product for 1-3 Years.
Overall Rating: 9.5/10 September 26, 2014
"Awesome features"
Great features built into this thing. You could set up a feeding schedule on pretty much every possible situation. Only down side I have ever found is the feeder opening is rather small, it is hard to set up a amount that is just enough for your tank. Most of the time it just sprinkles the tank with little bits which gets gobbled up by my dominant fish and the shy ones just starve, so I am still forced to feed every once in a while to observe the smaller ones eating.
marius432 has used this product for 1-3 Months.
Overall Rating: 9.5/10 November 10, 2012
"good stuff"
eheim , I hope your listening; add a button that allows to skip a feeding; sometimes im at my fishtank and I want to feed them so i press the button, but then their scheduled feeding comes and I don't want them fed too much.
make a good product better
kebanos7cs has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 8.75/10 April 29, 2008
"So far been GREAT!"
This is my very first auto-feeder and I am VERY happy with the results so far. I have a wide variety of tanks.. including grow out tanks and turtles. Each tank I feed a different type of food (Pellets, Flake, Shrimp, Sticks.) The digital display and the user interface was very easy to use. I believe the unit can only do daily feedings (can't skip days if needed) Maybe not a big deal for fish but more for adult turtles... don't need to be fed everyday. Great feeder for the money!
MightyM has used this product for 1-3 Years.
Overall Rating: 9.75/10 November 14, 2007
"simply the best"
stacked with options this feeder has it all.
tenebs has used this product for 1-3 Years.
Overall Rating: 10/10 September 4, 2006
"The best automatic feeder made"
I think I have bought every automatic feeder out there. This one is by far the best. I have 2 mounted side by side on an L bracket. I fill both with a mixture of different foods - flakes, pellets & granules. They all dispense nicely. It is simple to use I just pour my premix into the container. I travel frequently and for 2 years these have operated perfectly. I also have a Rondomatic 400 to dispense larger algae disks & tablets. If only Eheim would come out with an individual drop bin feeder for larger & awkward food like the algae disks.
abenez has used this product for 1-3 Years.
Overall Rating: 10/10 December 3, 2005
"Don't waste your MONEY !!"
Over the past 4 years I bought several other feeders to tend to my fish when I take business trips and vacations. I tried the rotating drum style only to find clumped food in the opening and very hungry fish when I returned. This feeder turned out to be the BEST ! The food stays dry, I can program the drop times to match the lights and the fish can stay on their usual feeding time schedule. The hooper is plenty large for 2 weeks of flakes for my 90 gallon Tang. cichlid tank.

I wish I would have bought this first and not wasted my money on the others!

klondikes has used this product for 3-12 Months.
Overall Rating: 9/10 October 30, 2005
"Great, reliable feeder"
I have been using this feeder for about 8 months with no problems. I agree that you must try it to set the quantity of food and the location of the food drop to be sure all is right before leaving it to do the feeding.

I use New Life Specturm Cichlid Formula and had to modify the slide door slightly to get the quantity of food that I needed for my fish. One setting was too low and the next was too high.

My feeder has been dropped into the tank, sinking to the bottom, twice. Stupid mistake sliding the glass top off the tank without removing the feeder first. In both cases, after removing the batteries and allowing the feeder to dry it has worked again flawlessly.

I highly recommend this feeder for vacation feeding or regular feeding.
rwong2k has used this product for 3 Years or More.
Overall Rating: 9.5/10 March 27, 2005
"Probably one of the better auto feeders out there"
I've had my eheim feeder for about 4 years now and I'm planning on buying a couple more for my other tanks (just so my fish can get a more regular/frequent diet throughout the day)

Although it's a bit more $ than other feeders it's one of the few that can feed 4x daily, I've owned a few of the cheaper feeders (ones without the ability to set the time, feeds 2x) unfortuantly 4/4 of them have broken down but my eheim is still working perfectl since day 1.

I would advise people to make sure they try out the test feeding to make sure it's the right amount and it's aimed in the right location, pretty simple and basic stuff , then everything's all set

it's worth the extra $, for the quality of this feeder, pretty easy to use
redshoulder has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 9/10 January 25, 2005
"Works as advertised"

Dependable and easy to use.

I agree that you should set it up and use it for a couple of days before leaving though, just to be sure you have things set correctly.

You know...like an alarm clock in a hotel...test it first just to make sure...
jmwilder has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 9.5/10 December 28, 2004
"very nice - buy before vacation to calibrate"
Haven't had this for long, but I can say that it seems very well built and has performed as expected. Definitely get your hands on one of these - or any automatic feeder for that matter - at least a week before you leave on vacation. You'll want to have it up and running for a few days to monitor how much food is being dispensed into the tank. Overfeeding once is fine, but overfeeding each day of a two week vacation will surely lead to water problems.
jmwilder has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 9.5/10 December 28, 2004
"very nice - buy before vacation to calibrate"
Haven't had this for long, but I can say that it seems very well built and has performed as expected. Definitely get your hands on one of these - or any automatic feeder for that matter - at least a week before you leave on vacation. You'll want to have it up and running for a few days to monitor how much food is being dispensed into the tank. Overfeeding once is fine, but overfeeding each day of a two week vacation will surely lead to water problems.
Limvostov has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 9.5/10 December 11, 2004
"Great Auto Feeder... Just what you would expect from Eheim"
This feeder is great. It's quiet and it works well with pellets. Perfect for going on vacations. Just fill up the hopper and then its ready to feed for about 2-3 weeks depending on how much you open the hopper and how often you set it to feed. Has 4 feeding times and each feeding time can have 1 or 2 drop of food with a one minute wait time inbetween. Awsome auto feeder. For those who complain about food everywhere... well this feeder only drops food where you line it up so I dont know what your problem is.
BirdMan has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 8.75/10 October 26, 2004
"High Quality feeder, but be careful with granules !!!"
So far I have been very pleased by mine, its very dependable and accomplishes exactly what it promises. Also it wonderful for high moisture situations and really does a great job keeping the food fresh and dry. One word of warning though, when using small granules (like New Life Spectrum) be very careful at the size of the dispenser openning. If not set for the absolute smallest setting, you'll return to find food all over your tank and some overfed fish (I learned the hard way). Yet other than this minor technicality, its a great feeder.
U2Hertz has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 9.5/10 August 1, 2004
"A Great Auto-Feeder!"
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