Automatic Feeder Programmable Feeder
This Product is Great
The Eheim Programmable Feeder is a Great Product for Feeding Fish. You can Feed your Fish 2 Different Kind of Foods. While you are Away & Don't have To Worry about your fish not eating. I brought 2 & now I'm Buying 2 More. If you need a feeder this is the one to buy.
October 4, 2013
I'm happy with it!
The unit does what it claims to do. I would buy it again, and recommend it to others.
I found the User manual a little hard to follow until I got used to the layout, but in the end it did give me enough info to figure everything out.
The unit does NOT handle large flakes well. They get bound up in the augers, and the food dosage is extremely variable when that happens. But if I crumble up the flakes so none of them is much more than a 1/4" diameter, it works fine.
I would wish that the food drop was more 'funneled'. Most of it drops straight down, but 5-10% seems to spray/fly out from the feeder as much as 30 degrees. Perhaps that is just a function of how far it has to fall, and some flakier foods maybe 'flutter' out there.
February 22, 2012
We have used this feeder for medium sized pellet food on our 200 gallon African tank here at the office for abput 4 months now. It takes a little bit of tweeking to get the right feed amount and the instructions leave plenty to be desired in the conversion to english. But it feeds on time, every time and the fish are very aware of the time its going to feed (swimming around like a bunch of sharks waiting for the meat to drop, and when it dose, the frenzy is on!).
This feeder has not jammed, got plugged up and the design keeps the splashes out of the food.
If it were perfect, it would have better, clearer instructions and a larger hopper (probably kept small to keep the food fresh/dry) -- it lasts almost a week with all of our fish, feeding two turns per hopper per day).
I would buy again (and did for home) and would recomend to a friend
January 8, 2014
I bought this item because I trust the brand name Eheim. This is the second Eheim product I purchased from Dr's Foster & Smith. I had to exchange the first and almost exchanged the second, this feeder. The feeder has two sides for two different food types. The one I received has intermittent problems with the left-side feeder. My mistake was I started my experimenting with the feeder only using the left side so I thought it was human error. The when I tried the right side I realized it was a problem with the auger connecting to the motor assembly on the left side. By now all the packaging is gone and my vacation is a few days away. I think a metal bevel gear would be more appropriate.
November 29, 2013