- AFS Automatic Feeding System - Neptune Systems
Add even more convenience to your Apex Controller with the AFS Automatic Feeding System from Neptune Systems. Automate your feedings while you are away on vacation or if just want to remove this from your daily routine, the AFS can feed your tank inhabitants once a day or multiple times a day. Daisy-chain two AFS feeders together to feed two different foods or just increase the storage for those long vacations.
- Stay dry system - keeps food dry to avoid clumping
- Works with pellet or flake fish and coral food
- Build complex feeding routines
- Compatible with Apex, Apex Lite and Apex Jr Aquarium Controllers
- Dimensions: 6.25" (accounting for AquaBus plug) x 3" x 3.75"
What's in the Box
- AFS System
- Adjustable clips that extend to almost 2"
- Hook and loop tape
- 15 Ft AquaBus Cable
- Sample of Crossover Diet Pellet Fish Food
Comically loud By brian on 1/9/2018brian would recommend this product to a friendI go to florida every summer for a couple weeks and I need to leave the tank alone. I was looking for a good option for feeding. I dont see what the problem is that people are having with the lid staying on. I had a terrible time getting mine off. It may break in after a few fills. The unit holds a ton of food and the adjustability of the quantity of food is great. My only complaint is the thing is so loud. I had read that was the case but nothing prepared me for how hilariously loud this thing is. I turned it on when my wife walked by and she almost had a heart attack. It was great. This thing works great, just set it up to go off when you're not home. Also fyi the apex food it comes with won't pass through the screen top BRS sells.
Reviews helped keep me away from purchasing By Kelly on 11/23/2017Kelly wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI am new to APEX controllers and I am ordering my first Neptune system. I thought I'd get the feeder as 1 of the useful options. After reading common negative reviews discussing quality and engineering of this product as well as the negative experiences with customer service at Neptune, I have reconsidered.
Just another customer that believes when you are marketing a premium product to a niche market at a premium price, you better live up to expectations or at the very least, have good customer service relations.
Wake up Neptune Systems management .
Need little more work before release By Slivacki on 10/18/2017Slivacki would recommend this product to a friendLittle noise and lid staying on while trying to remove is pain. Back of unit should have cover more over aquabus connection as seen a few fried from fish splashing up on them causing them to fry. But over all would still recommend to a friend because way easier to feed then a 35 cheap o because u can turn off other equipment etc to keep food from going in sump.
Nice automated feeder. By Mike on 9/25/2017Mike would recommend this product to a friendNice automated feeder. Helps me feed aquarium when I am traveling. Be careful when removing the cover to load/unload food. Easy to program via Apex Fusion.
Positive love it By Bakerrichard27 on 8/25/2017Bakerrichard27 would recommend this product to a friendAll the reviews I read seem like misuse to me this thing does exactly what it is supposed to and as for anything plastic take care when removing the lid and you have no issues at all over all love it
IT WORKS By Carlos on 8/8/2017Carlos would recommend this product to a friendI dont know why all the negative reviews, Ive been using this feeder for over a year without any problems!!! I use the Apex Crossover food. Its a little bit noisy but its only about 30 seconds.
Works well enough that I am thinking of getting a 2nd unit By Bullett on 8/8/2017Bullett would recommend this product to a friendYes, it is noisy but it only operates a short time daily and it gives the fish a 'heads up', food is coming. I am thinking of getting a second unit for my fresh water tank. I have had this unit for over 2 years with no spills or other negative action(s). Overall I am satisfied with this unit and all the Neptune items I have. Yes, it is not cheap but usually you get what you pay for.
Don't waste your money By Douglas on 7/17/2017Douglas wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI've purchased two over 18 months for my 350 gal tank. Both failed with less than a years use. No warranty love either. I'm now using a $35 battery operated unit.
Works well By Mike on 7/11/2017Mike would recommend this product to a friendUsing this on 20 gallon nano tank. Feeding amounts are consistent with each use. Easy to open and reload food.
poor design By wirewiggler on 6/12/2017wirewiggler wouldn't recommend this product to a friendthe usual lid pops off dumps food in tank, poor quality mount, over priced. I just purchased second Apex for my Nano and would like to automate feeding but refuse to pay $100 for such a poorly designed product.
Terrible Product & Support By Steve on 3/11/2017Steve wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThis unit was dead within a few hours of installing. Neptune offered no help or replacement, they stated it's water damage. After paying almost $1,800 for the full system, I expected significantly better service and quality. Don't purchase, you will be disappointed.
How have they not corrected the lid / cartridge design? By Patrick on 3/6/2017Patrick wouldn't recommend this product to a friendFor $100, Neptune needs to correct the design that allows for accidental removal of the cover over the tank (dumping weeks' worth of food directly into the tank). Just about every forum out there mocks first time users all needing to learn this flaw. While I understand the recommendation to "be more careful," for $100 as part of a $1,000 system, I'm paying for it to be well-engineered, not flimsy and poorly designed.
Ryan & Andrew - please pass on this feedback to Terence - perhaps from a very high volume dealer, they will listen and adapt the next version of the product.
First things first, I have to say even if I didn't ...
It's Week 45 of 52 Weeks of Reefing, and this week ...
It cannot, it requires the Apex system in order to operate.
If you already have an Apex system all you need is the AFS system :)
1. I see there is a clamp for mounting the feeder on the tank. Will this clamp work on rimmed tanks?
2. How would the installation work if you have a glass top or screen on your aquarium?
The clamp can work on rims up to 2" thick without issue. If there is a glass top the feeder of course will not work however with a screen top you can cut a section for feeding or if the holes are large enough allow the food to fall through. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
This will hold just over 100mL of food. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Yes, this product would how small pellets. Depending on how much you feed, a full drum should last you 2 weeks if not more. Have a great day!
Any module plugged into the Apex counts towards the limit of 5. This counts the display and expansion outlets like the EB4 and EB8 as well. If you are maxed out at 4 modules you can always stop using the display unit and use your phone or computer to control the Apex to open up a spot for one more module.
Hope this helps.
Have a great day :)