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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Each feeding event can be programmed to have a single turn of the food bin, or a double turn, where the unit turns the bin once to dispense food, waits a minute, and then turns the food bin a second time. The Eheim fish feeder works by rotating a drum containing the fish food. The bin is square shaped and those corners will need some room as the bin turns during feeding time.

The clamp works well to secure the feeder bin over the water. This setup works well with aquariums that have a canopy or other flat surface on top of the aquarium.

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I was hopeful that it would meet our needs and decided to set one up for our holiday vacations. 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.

Fishkeeping requires a certain level of commitment.

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. For those that have not 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 will also need to drill a mounting hole in the bracket for a screw.

Those confirm that it will actually turn and dump food one turn per arrow at the set time. A feeding cycle takes place when the unit rotates this food bin where the opening which is normally located at the top cycles to point down to dispense food, then back up in the normal position.

Eheim Automatic Fish Feeder Review (Model )

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 can see it bouncing off the floor as the cat passes by. The clamp pictured does come with the fish feeder. To make room for the feeder, I had to cant the light at an angle across the aquarium. 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.

This option works well for open tanks. Use on a Spec III would be similar. I tested the feeding action by setting the unit up over a white bowl and hitting the feed button. This leaves a eeim for the Eheim feeder manuaal sit also at an angle at the end over the filter section and dump over the water.

This helps to ensure that the food does not stick together and jam up the dispensing opening. Filling manhal unit is easy. Your email address will not be published.

I generally like the display and the ease of programming. It worked very well. What is the battery life for this. This is the mounting manuual used for our Fluval Spec V aquarium.

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Eheim fish feeder instructions

If you do not have anyone coming to check the water level while you are away, I would test without the lid on to get a feel for how long you can go before the water level gets too low. That therefore limits the mounting option to setting the unit on top of the lid. The timer can be programmed for 1 to 4 feeding events per day, with each feeding event time set by the user.

It can be frustrating to set. For our Spec V, I had a challenging time finding the best location for the feeder on our setup. The lights are already scheduled with a separate timer that I have operating year round.

With the small confines and the light in the way, it ehei, best to clamp onto the glass, offset to miss the light. If you are not using the one that came with your feeder, would you consider selling it to me? Here are some of the features of the Eheim automatic fish feeder: You are of course checking to see that it actually feeds, that the bin turns the number of times you intend, that the food falls into the tank not accidentally on the cover instead for exampleand that the quantity of food dropped is as desired.

I made the mistake of setting the event without selecting the number of turns. Volume of feeding bin: