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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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Great to give them an unscheduled snack or to test the unit. This helps to ensure that the food does not stick together and jam up the dispensing opening. The lights are already scheduled with a separate timer that I have operating year round. I will also need to drill a mounting hole in the bracket for a screw.

Eheim Automatic Fish Feeder Review (Model )

The timers runs, but I can not set the time or the feedings. With some effort to get it setup properly, it works very well. As previously mentioned, it was challenging to find space for the unit to sit and be able to dump in the central opening to the water. I have put in fresh batteries, the colon blinks I can press mode and see fheim 4 different modes. This setup works well with aquariums that have a canopy or other flat surface on top of the aquarium.

Everything is tight, but it works. I rearranged our light to make room for the feeder to dump into this center janual. The feeder is powered by two 2 AA batteries — no need for a power cord. On the negatives, for my use in a very small nano aquarium, I wish the entire feeder was constructed smaller. Use on a Spec III would be similar. Metric values are conversions from english and rounded to the nearest mm:.

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We have tested this setup for more than a week with us gone on vacation. Inevitably, there comes a time when you have to leave town and then the reality sets in: That therefore limits the mounting option to setting heeim unit on top of the lid. One tip I read about on other reviews said to put a piece of tape over the food bin door to secure at the desired opening. Fishkeeping eyeim a certain level of commitment.


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.

Menu Skip to content. I prefer to mount the feeder with one rather than let it sit on the cover. This translucent drum has an opening on one side with an adjustable door. It worked very fedder. Just curious — why do you need just the bracket?

It works for our needs. For our Spec V, I had a challenging time finding the best location for the feeder on our setup.

I have it scheduled so that this timer turns off at 6: Here are some of the features of the Eheim automatic fish feeder: Your email address will not be published. The unit is controlled by a digital timer and display.

I adjusted the food bin door as narrow as possible with only a sliver of light showing in the opening. 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. This is the mounting method used for our Fluval Spec V aquarium.

Metric values are conversions from english and rounded to the nearest mm: With the small confines and the light in the way, it is best to clamp onto the glass, offset to miss the light. I intend to use this only when we go on vacation. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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 only confusing part is after you set the time for your desired feeding event, you then have to select how many times the feeding bin will turn to feed one rotation or two. The Eheim fish feeder works by rotating a drum containing the fish food. 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.


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. What is the battery life for this. This option works well for open tanks. 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.

As it is, the timer has to be set to dispense at least once a day. I bought a used one on eBay and it came without the bracket. This will be a very secure location but will mean that water will evaporate at a faster rate. 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.

The clamp works well to secure the feeder bin over the water. I try to keep my maintenance regimen simple, but there is a minimum level of effort to keep everyone in the tank healthy.

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Every so often one of my cat decides to take a trip across the top of the tank. I am using this feeder on a nano aquarium with very small fish, so I wanted to test it to get the smallest amount of food possible while still being reliable.

I took one additional step in setting up our Spec V for when we are away.