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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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There are two main options for mounting the Eheim fish feeder. I am pleased with the operation of this auto fish feeder. With the small confines and the light in the way, it is best to clamp onto the glass, offset to miss the light. Glad I discovered this during testing; otherwise, my fish would never get fed. As it is, the timer has to be set to dispense at least once a day. It worked very well. 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.

The quantity of food dispensed is controlled by way of the adjustable dispensing door on the food bin — slide the door further open for more food dispensed and slide it further closed for less food dispensed.

The food bin is plenty big — huge for a nano aquarium.

Eheim Automatic Fish Feeder Review (Model )

With no one around to top off the tank, I want to reduce evaporation as much as possible and this means leaving the stock acrylic top in place.

Your email address ,anual not be published. Great to give them an unscheduled snack or to test the unit. Inevitably, there comes a time when you have to leave town and then the reality sets in: In my research, this model of fish feeder had very good user reviews. Fishkeeping requires a certain level of commitment. This translucent drum has an opening on one side with an adjustable door.


This setup works well with aquariums that have a canopy or other flat surface on top of the aquarium. Metric values are conversions from english and rounded to the nearest mm: Make sure and setup your fish feeded several days, if not a week or more ahead of your departure so you can be sure it works as you intend.

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 autpmatic fish food. That therefore limits the mounting option to setting the unit on top of the lid. I am using this feeder feder a nano aquarium with very small fish, so I wanted to test it to get the automatci amount of food possible while still being reliable. The timers runs, but I can not set the time or the feedings.

Eheim fish feeder instructions

I have it scheduled so that this timer turns off at 6: Here are some of the features of the Eheim automatic fish feeder: I bought a used one on eBay and it came without the bracket. The key is the arrows on the display when you are setting. Every so often one of my cat decides to take a trip across the top of the tank.

The timer turns off the pump and our temperature controller so that the heater or fan also turns off. Description of Eheim Automatic Fish Feeder: The feeding door on the food bin generally works well.

To make room for the feeder, I had to cant the light at an angle across the aquarium. Filling the unit is easy. I have observed it in use and it is very consistent and reliable in feeding our fish.


The event time came and went with no action. Menu Skip to content. Just curious — why do you need just the bracket?

I tested the feeding action by setting the unit up over manuall white bowl and hitting the feed button. I was hopeful that it would meet our needs and decided to set one up for our holiday vacations. For our Spec V, I had a challenging time finding the best location for the feeder on our setup. Water changes, regular cleaning, feeding, and attention to your tank.

Eheim fish feeder instructions | automatic fish feeder

Hello, Nice write up. The clamp works well to secure the feeder bin over the water. This is the mounting method used for our Fluval Spec V aquarium. I intend to use this only when we go on vacation. The feeder incorporates a fan that cycles on to keep the food in the bin dry. 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.

The second option for mounting is a clamp that allows the feeder to be clamped on a glass aquarium wall.

These are generally not needed as the unit is weighted so that it sits securely with the main base sitting on a surface and the feeding bin hanging over the water. What is the battery life for this. Not a big deal but I would rather have the real thing. To give you the best odds, start with a fresh automstic of alkaline batteries. The lights are already scheduled with a separate timer that I have operating year round. I made the mistake of setting the event without selecting the number of turns.