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I don't know much about fish tanks but my boyfriend has a salt water tank and I want to give him as gift the automatic feeder and I wanted to ask you the following questions:
- Does this model works on salt water fish tanks?
- Is the system stable on the corner of the fish tank so doesn't fall to the other water?
- Does it work with any kind of food?
That sounds like a nice gift! It has no problem at all working on saltwater tanks. The feeder itself comes with a bracket that clips to the side of the tank but I have also seen plenty of people secure them on a corner with a bit of velcro. The feeder will work great with pellet food as well as flake food. As you can likely imagine it will not work with wet or frozen food though :-)
This can work for a variety of pellet food sizes and holds up to a 4 oz container of food. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
The Eheim Everyday Feeder should likely take care of your 20g tank for that time frame, depending on a few variables: The amount of fish and how much you feed them. It has a 100mL capacity and depending on the type of food and the setting you have it on that will dictate how long it will feed for. We have had very good luck with the Neptune Crossover Diet with automatic feeders.
The compact EHEIM feeding unit is operated by batteries (included). The actively aerated feeding chamber dispenses dry food down to the last flake. With simple-to-use programming, you decide when the fish should be fed. Double dosage of the food is also provided in the programming. "Snacks between meals" are possible at the press of a button at any time. A warning system informs you of low battery power. Approximate capacity: 100 mL. An integrated fan and ventilation system eliminates condensation accumulation and keeps the food dry.
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It's okay By Billy on 3/28/2017Billy would recommend this product to a friendIf I wasn't poor I'd buy the apex one, but this one seems to work when I test it. Having a screen too on a cube has made it challenging or maybe there is a better way to mount it? Either way it feeds the fish, more than I would like to feed them but they get fed!
Great feeder, but.... By TurtleMommy on 1/28/2017TurtleMommy would recommend this product to a friendIf you have cats, be sure the feeder is well secured! We have a glass-top tank, perfect for placing the feeder on, but didn't think to "bolt it down." Came home and found that our cats had repositioned it [probably attracted to the sound and movement] and there was a nice pile of food collected on the top of the tank. The fish was fine, and at least he [large GF] hadn't been over fed while we were gone.
Good Feeder By Labora on 1/2/2017Labora would recommend this product to a friendHad one now for over a year, using pellets. Has been great even dropped it in tank and still going after allowing it to dry out a few days. Only complaint of any sort is you have to be very careful with the door, as opening it up a click or 2 larger than planned will allow much more food to escape than planned.
Junk By UCT on 12/13/2016UCT wouldn't recommend this product to a friendFood clumps inside because of moisture if you use it as every day feeder. This stopped working after about 3 months of use. Looked inside with flashlight and battery connection strip is all corroded. No contact. Made a warranty claim but service is a joke. Won't buy any products from Eheim again.
Awesome Little Feeder By Mical on 10/11/2016Mical would recommend this product to a friendWent on 10 day holiday and used this feeder to feed batfish, clown and powder brown tang. Filled about 1/2 full with pellets (std and seaweed) + reef chili for corals - worked flawlessly! Thanks BRS
Excellent product By Bill on 10/6/2016Bill would recommend this product to a friendI love these! Ordering my third one, but that's only because I have a habit every year or so of doing something that knocks it into the tank. They don't fair well too being submersed. Other than that they're set and forget until you see the food bin is getting low.
It's PK By Mical on 9/2/2016Mical would recommend this product to a friendNice compact design and easily programmable. Mounting can be a task, I had to modify my bracket to get it to attach securely. Registering w/ Eheim is a joke, they list all of their products but feeders.
Gets the Job Done By BigHildy53 on 8/15/2016BigHildy53 wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI purchased this and a feeding ring before leaving for vacation. It worked well. Food was dispensed on schedule (I had a camera focused on it so I could check on vacation). It was easy to program. Good deal for the money.
Does the job By Eric on 7/13/2016Eric wouldn't recommend this product to a friendFor the money this has been hard to beat. Easy to program and then walk away. Lets me get away for a while without having to have someone try to feed my tank.
Two issues, one easily overcome: the door for the feed opening moves easily and can be accidentally opened wider or narrower when handling the container; a piece of tape took care of that. The other is a lack of an "off" switch. Seems like that would be pretty basic - but having to take the batteries out to turn it off is a nuisance. If you use it all the time, no worries, but removing/replacing batteries and reprogramming each time I use it is a bit annoying.
That said, it does what I need it to for a very reasonable price.
Best feeder for the price By Howard on 6/14/2016Howard would recommend this product to a friendWorks well. Had to use zip ties to get it mounted as I do not have a top. I have no problem with clumping. Works with pellets or flakes.
flake clumps up from moisture By jim on 12/23/2015jim wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI tried flake food and it clumps up from moisture and does not come out of the chamber.
Good feeder By Russell on 5/4/2015Russell would recommend this product to a friendI have had it for almost a year and havn't replaced the batteries. Functions great, and its quiet. The downside is the adjustment door is very finicky. I use a piece of tape on it to get the correct amount of food.