Why does BRS recommend this?
The Eheim Everyday Fish Feeder is our go to automatic fish feeding system. Keeping food dry and dependable dosage amounts creates a great value, to keep your finicky fish eating multiple times a day.
The actively aerated feeding chamber gives dry food down to the last flake. Easy programming lets you decide when to feed the fish. Double food dosage is also provided in the programming. Snacks are possible at the press of a button. A warning system informs you of low battery power. Function keys are splash-proof.
Approximate capacity: 100 mL.
Dimensions - 6.25" L x 2.875" W x 3.75" H (includes mounting bracket)
The EHEIM feeding unit feeds your fish on a regular basis.
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.
Setup of the feeder is pretty easy. You'll first want to use the Mode button to get to the feeding you'd like to set ( there are 4 feeding times a day available), and then you can press the Set button to activate and change the time. use the + button to change the time. You can press the Mode button to switch between hours, minutes, and the number of feedings (indicated above the time) per interval. Once you have the time and number of feeding where you want them, press Set again to finalize. You will then press Mode again to toggle to the next feeding interval and follow the same process for each.
Hope this helps!
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.
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!
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 :-)