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Penn Plax Daily Double Large Capacity Feeder
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Product Description:
Penn Plax Daily Double Large Capacity FeederDispenses finely crushed flake food twice a day for up to 4 weeks unattended. Large capacity food drum with adjustable setting. Free-standing or mounts on the side of any standard aquarium. Requires 2 "AA" batteries (not included).
Product Specifications:
User Ratings: (19 reviews)
Overall: 5.25
Value/Cost: 5.58
Effectiveness: 4.79
Quality: 4.05
Ease of use: 6.58
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Malawi6 has used this product for .
Overall Rating: 1.25/10 December 14, 2011
Garbage, bought one before I went on vacation from Big Al's...half was dumped at once and the rest clogged inside it....I lost a lot of fish that one week..
LG0815 has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 4.5/10 March 10, 2009
"very bad"
i have a 110 with oscars in it i wnet on vacation and it dumped all the food out at once so they starved to death

its a piece odf #$%&
shub has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 9.25/10 February 13, 2009
"Works great!!!!!!!!!!!!"
I dont know what all the neg reveiws are. I got this feeder at walmart for $12. Petco wanted $30 for the exact thing. I works best with mini pellets. I did stick a foam earplug in the end to limit the amount of food being dropped. Even at the lowest turn, it drops way to many. I've been testing it for 2 weeks now. Im finally going away and Im confident it will work.
MightyM has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 5/10 April 23, 2008
"poor design"
*no adjust to feeding portion.
*cheap plastic (fragile)
*food just fly out once the wheel turns...some may end up on the floor or hood.

has used this product for 1-3 Months.
Overall Rating: 5/10 December 19, 2007
"flake food clogs up easily"
I've used this for less than a month then discontinued. Not very accurate timer, clogs very easily with flake food - especially if moisture or water splashing gets in it during feeding. And when moisture gets in it, the food goes bad. Didn't have good success with fine pellet food either. Tip: less food put in it the better.
n9inchnails has used this product for 1-3 Years.
Overall Rating: 3.5/10 October 7, 2007
this product is cheap and unreliable. It clogs due to humidity regularly (and when it does all food in it is garbage)its portions distribution is inaccurate and inconsistant, and the time of feeding is inconsistant, if you have the money for a digital feeder don't even consider using this one
spaceman5061 has used this product for .
Overall Rating: 2.5/10 May 13, 2006
"don't bother"
plain and simple it clogs, alot. the portion size isn't trust worthy. just don't bother.
fishmaniac has used this product for 3-12 Months.
Overall Rating: 9.25/10 January 17, 2006
"Great feeder for the money."
This is a perfectly fine feeder if your budget is tight. Only $12.00 at walfart. Feeds 2x a day every 12 hours. Easy adjustment with a turn of a dial (although I recommend testing the levels prior to placing it in your tank to make sure you're releasing the desired amount.) I used these during my last vacation of 3 weeks and had NO problems in any of my tanks. Pellets don't work that well with this feeder unless you mix in some flakes. I'm sure the MORE expensive feeders are fine too but I don't have $300.00 to spare on feeders for my tanks.

Bottom line - Great feeder for the price.
t_chelle16 has used this product for 1-3 Months.
Overall Rating: 9.25/10 September 13, 2005
"No problems"
I got one when I went away for a few days last Thanksgiving (let it run for a week prior to test it). Normally, I wouldn't bother with a feeder for just a couple days, but my africans get nippy when they're hungry.

I used pellets & granules and didn't have a bit of problems. It dispensed the food perfectly, nothing got dumped in the tank and nothing got wet.
pdb has used this product for 1-3 Years.
Overall Rating: 4.25/10 April 28, 2005
"fair quality, cheap price"
fair product at best but it is
cheaper than almost any other automatic feeder.. in this case, you get what you pay for.
SnappingTurtle has used this product for 1-3 Years.
Overall Rating: 4.25/10 February 6, 2005
"Close to worthless"
Grossly inaccurate. Does not work with pellets. Prone to condensation in dispersement flute. This is what I get for going with a cheapie. Truly a disappointment. I'd feel safer using a water-clouding dissolving food over vacation than this peice of garbage. D-
Oscarbreeder has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 3/10 November 14, 2004
"Dont Buy This If You Love Your Fish"
I went out of town for a little over a week and bought this feeder to feed my fry.

When I came home my tank was full of food , the water was very cloudy and my fish were dead.
goldfix has used this product for 3-12 Months.
Overall Rating: 7.25/10 April 2, 2004
"Pretty good little feeder"
Everybody said automatic feeders don't work, so I decided to start with the cheapest and work my way up.

I set this up befoe I left for three weeks, and it was fine when I got back and I have just kept it running ever since. After 4 months, I have added food maybe once or twice. Flakes are always dry, I have it on full ration, and it doesn't really drop that much. If I needed more food, I would just buy another one. It drops out a pretty good load of pellets.

This is just a good little feeder if you want to make sure whether you are home or not, your fish get something to eat.

Probably is a lot more dependable than the neighbor.
seanjacqueline has used this product for 3-12 Months.
Overall Rating: 7.75/10 March 24, 2004
"use pellets only"
i bought this when i was going away. i have a 55 gal. and this seemed to work very well. the key is to put pellets in it, not the flake as it says. SMALL pellets are a must. the flake food ckaes up. good product :)
KiWi has used this product for 0-1 Month.
Overall Rating: 6.5/10 March 8, 2004
"Not bad for a small tank!"
Wow, I never had any of the problems you guys did although I will agree that if feels cheap! The food was dry after 12 days, it dispensed my usual amounts of food and the battery life was great!

I've had it running non-stop for 2 weeks and it's still going strong.

Mine also uses 1 AA battery, not the 2 mentioned in the description.

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