maintenance, care, compatibility
Why do people buy automatic feeders for their aquarium pets? There are various reasons: a lot of work at work, a desire to ensure accurate fulfillment of the feeding regime, departure for several days on business or on a trip, etc. It would seem that the easiest option is to go to a pet store and purchase one. But which feeder to choose?
Or maybe it makes sense to try to do it yourself?
The budget version of the automatic feeders offers the company Juwel (Germany).
The model of the drum type weighs 300 g, works on 2 batteries, does not require time-consuming maintenance and provides two times feed per day.
Install the device in any place, the main thing – to cut through the corresponding hole in the lid of the aquarium.
Do not lag behind the German manufacturers Italians.
The automatic feeder FERPLAST CHEF (screw type) accurately feeds the feed, can feed it 3 times a day, protects the food from moist air and works for a rather long time from 2 batteries.
In short, a variety of branded automatic feeders for fish allows you to choose exactly the option that is needed at this time. But you can make this device yourself.
Surely every owner of the aquarium at least once faced with a problem – who will leave the fish while the whole family is on vacation? Relatives and neighbors are employed as breadwinners.
However, there is a much simpler solution – an automatic aquarium feeder.
With its help, the feeding process is fully automated. In your absence, the fish will receive food in due time.
There is simply a huge number of various feeders on the market, which differ in functionality and, accordingly, in cost.
A variety of automatic fish feeders in the aquarium
Basically, all feeders are powered by conventional AA batteries. The most simple trough has 2 feed modes – every 12 or 24 hours. The food inside the feeder is well protected from moisture.
It costs about 1500 rubles.
More sophisticated feeders with a digital display, a compressor for preserving food from moisture, two feed compartments, additional feed modes and other functions cost 3,000–6,000 rubles.
How to choose an automatic feeder for aquarium fish?
When choosing a particular model, it is primarily based on how often the feed should go to the fish. The feeder can feed 1, 2, 3 or more times a day, and there are also feeders that can be programmed to feed after a certain time.
Also pay attention to such factors as the volume of containers for feed, the number of these tanks, the overall dimensions of the feeder, ventilation, vibration in the process.
How to use an automatic fish feeder in an aquarium?
Just want to say that you can use such a feeder not only during your absence at home. It is quite convenient to set it up for 2 meals a day to fish and no longer worry about whether you forget to feed your pets in time.
Regardless of the “bells and whistles” trough, using it is extremely simple. Particularly well suited for this granular feed.
Usually the standard capacity in the feeder is designed for 60 feedings.
To install the feeder, you need to cut a hole for it in the lid of the aquarium, insert the receiving tray from the feeder. It does not require special attention and maintenance.
You only need to fill the container and set the necessary settings.
It is recommended to periodically clean the food tank and everything around it to avoid the formation of mold and mildew. You can connect an air compressor to the feeder if it is not included.
It will blow the feed, preventing it from sticking together.