- Gourmet Defroster - Auqa Gadget - Innovative Marine
Do you ever feed your tank and watch half the food float right down the overflow?
Do you ever thaw frozen foods just to forget about them?
Then you are in need of the AUQA Gadget Gourmet Defroster.
Just drop a cube and go, and let this 3-in-1, magnet-mounted defroster thaw, separate, and dispense frozen food all by itself! Its open/close pivoting design gives you an adjustable release setting that allows for portion control and the ability to regulate the amount of food that is released into your tank. This keeps more food in their mouths, and less in your filter.
- Reef safe magnetic mounting
- Reduces wasted food
- Use with any type or brand of fish food
- Adjustable settings for food separation and dispersion
- Easy to Clean
not worth it By david on 6/18/2018david wouldn't recommend this product to a friendLooks nice, but that's about it. Plastic is weak, too thin, or a low grade, whatever it is, it will break around the magnet eventually. Will be a toss up on if magnets rust through first or plastic breaks.
I contacted IM directly about a replacement after it broke, and they told me where i can buy another one. Probably last product i buy from them
Needs work By Derrick on 4/1/2018Derrick would recommend this product to a friendGreat item but as others have said magnets they used junk the plastic that holds them in on mine was cracked when I got it but still works great with fixing that part
Works as advertized, so far By Thom on 3/30/2018Thom would recommend this product to a friendWorks as advertised. So far seems to stay put, distribute the thawed food and be fine. Had it in the tank about a week or so. Don't mind the high price too much haha , but wish had found it on sale.
Update on this product By richard on 2/26/2018richard would recommend this product to a friendI purchased this a few months ago no issues but I was concerned the company was getting a bad wrap because of the magnets. So I spoke with a rep all magnets that are defective even if out of warranty they will replace they have since changed the material they use to seal the magnet and recommend when removed from the tank put card board between the two magnets because it damages the material and could possibly make it leak .. But so far so good and I have both feeders ..
Great idea, poor planning By Regany on 2/25/2018Regany wouldn't recommend this product to a friendIs a neat concept and if you change the flaws will be a great product. Bad magnets, and horrible design for tanks with eurobrace.
Junk magnet seals By JOE on 1/30/2018JOE wouldn't recommend this product to a friendMagnet and and seals are junk the magnet housing gave out and well erosion from it happend, I’ll see what icp readings I get
Magnet rusted By Jason on 9/24/2017Jason wouldn't recommend this product to a friendWhile I like the concept and with enough flow in the tank it works very well. However, the first one I purchased the magnet started to rust after 3 months. I purchased a second one and after about 6 months of very limited use it had the same issue.
food stays in device By Diana on 8/25/2017Diana wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI was excited to try this but I haven't had good success. An unacceptable amount of food tends to get stuck in the upper chamber. Maybe if you have a powerhead blowing straight at it you would get better results.
Magnet issue By Li on 8/14/2017Li wouldn't recommend this product to a friendcouple issues:
1.Magnet swelled up after about 4-5 months, which i cut out and replace it with a better-made magnet.
2.the o rings seem to shrink the "cups" won't stay in place. i have to zip tie them together in order for them to not fall out.
Pricey but I like it! By John on 7/13/2017John would recommend this product to a friendWell made feeder with heavy gauge acrylic. I really like the way you can adjust output by turning the top section to increase or decrease the size of the holes that release whatever your feeding. Nice to be able to compensate for different size foods and control the output. I love the two holes in the side of the top section. They allow for control of water entering by raising or lowering the feeder or turning the hole toward or away from flow ( i have my feeder right in the flow from my Gyre) which creates flow through the feeder pushing food along with it! This also helps to break up frozen cubes as they thaw. There are other holes that I have not figured out yet, but I'm sure they're there for a reason. Magnet is strong and feeder stays put. I like it! Only a 4 star because there are no instructions and the top section is a little looser than I'd like.
Works well, but a couple issues By chuck B. on 5/30/2017chuck B. would recommend this product to a friendThis feeder works very well for us. It gives the frozen food a chance to break up before our Hippo (appropriate) Tang grabs the big chunk. (Do fish get brain freeze?) It also gives the other fish a better chance to eat. One issue is that the top and bottom cylinders separate a little too easily when you try to adjust the feeder. Another is that it takes a few tries to position the feeder to let the thawed food spread into the tank.
Great concept, bad execution By William on 4/19/2017William wouldn't recommend this product to a friendIf the magnets would last a little longer than about 6 months these things would be great. Water seeps in to the housing that holds the magnet into the mounting ring and the magnet rusts and falls apart.
Starting at: $19.99
I have a rimmed tank and the rim is 5/8 inch and the water line is 3/4 inches below the water line. Will this fit in my tank?
Can you tell me the GourmetDefroster's dimensions? Many thanks!
The height is 4", the diameter of the defroster is 2.5" and the diameter with the small magnetic stand will increase the size to 3".
Up to what size glass will this work with?
This defroster will work well on even the largest tanks, Innovative Marine has recommended its use on tanks at least up to 15 mm or .59"
Would it be a problem to leave this in the tank?
We leave ours in the tank all the time! We do take it out and clean it quite often as a result. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!