Dispenses 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).
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.
*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.
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
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.
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.
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-
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.
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 :)
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