Does the job By Eric on 7/13/2016
Eric wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
For 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 6/14/2016
Howard would recommend this product to a friend
Works 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 12/23/2015
jim wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I tried flake food and it clumps up from moisture and does not come out of the chamber.
Good feeder By Russell on 5/4/2015
Russell would recommend this product to a friend
I 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.
Amazing By Lukasz on 1/1/2015
Lukasz would recommend this product to a friend
Very good feeder. Schedule up to 4 times with 2 rotations each. Just make sure u mount it slightly at an angle.
Easy and reliable By Squidfingers on 12/4/2014
Squidfingers would recommend this product to a friend
Setup was simple, does what it says it does. Build quality was about what I expected, nothing feels like it is going to just fall into the tank while I am away and nuke my tank. The only reason i gave it 4 stars is because I would like more mounting options.
will not work. By Lance on 11/22/2014
Lance wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I used this about two months ago and it worked fine. Put it away, pulled it out because im going on vacation and the drum will not rotate to the programed time. Piece of crap. Don't buy this product. I sure will not buy another. I think Eheim should replace it for free, but I am not going to ask. Who would want another? not me!
Very good product By Conny on 11/11/2014
Conny would recommend this product to a friend
I use this unit to maintain a minimum amount of daily feeding requirements and to supplement while I'm away.
Would recommend this product.
Dependable By Harry on 6/9/2014
Harry would recommend this product to a friend
This fish feeder has been feeding my fish 3 times a day dependably for over 6 months now. The hardest part is remembering to keep it full! You can set it for multiple times per day and varying amounts each time.
For me it holds over 2 weeks worth of food in the container.
Finally a Decent Feeder By Shawn on 4/22/2014
Shawn would recommend this product to a friend
After having tried three other auto-feeders including one from Ehiem this one seems to have nailed my requirements. It will handle small and large pellets along with flake (I mix some pellets with flake and this works great too). You can meter the amount fed with relative ease although not much precision. The door that controls the amount fed is pretty easy to knock open or closed and doesn't have positive clicks on each setting, The door on the two units I own just kind of flops between settings so an errant thumb when you set it up could easily knock it out of adjustment. Probably a QC issue on the parts from their supplier as others haven't mentioned this problem. A piece of tape has locked it down for me.
The unit is near silent and very unobtrusive when mounted above my tank. I put it directly above a power head to ensure the whole amount of food is distributed around the tank.
Other than the feed door there isn't much room for improvement as it is easy to program. Currently my fish all park just below the feeder and seem to have the timing down pretty good!