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Eheim Everyday Fish Feeder Food Dispenser

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Description

No more asking the neighbors to drop in to feed your fish—Eheim’s innovative Everyday Fish Feeder Food Dispenser makes it easy to keep your finny friends happy and healthy while you travel! This revolutionary product allows you to effortlessly program feeding times along with the amount of food you’d like dispensed. Its compact design and splash-proof buttons serve to make this advanced product just as functional as it is stylish. Plus, with a digital display and built-in warning system, you’ll receive ample warning whenever it’s running out of battery. Whether it’s a weekend getaway or a week-long vacation, Eheim’s feeding solution is an elegant way to keep things running swimmingly while you’re away.

Key Benefits
  • Simple to program, so you can spend more time getting ready for your trip.
  • 100 mL capacity is ample space to store most flake foods.
  • Aerated chamber keeps fish food fresh.
  • Secondary program allows for double feeding.
  • Included bracket easily mounts on an open-top aquarium or terrarium.

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  • Item Number
    130929
  • Dimensions
    5.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 inches
  • Aquarium Type
    Freshwater, Saltwater
  • Fish Type
    Tropical Freshwater, Marine Fish
  • Material
    Plastic
Instructions

Installation Instructions & Setup:

To insert the batteries (2 x AA size 1.5V alkaline batteries), open the Housing Cover by applying light pressure on the Locking Clip. Pay attention to the proper polarity of the batteries. Note: DO NOT use rechargeable batteries.

Closing the Housing Cover:

Insert the upper edge of the Drive Unit and pivot downwards until the lock engages.

Changing Batteries:

If the symbol "LO" appears on the Display, it means that the batteries are almost empty. The feeding procedure will still be carried out, but the batteries should be replaced. After about three days, the entire Display will blink and the device will shut off automatically in order to prevent the Feed Container from stopping in a downward position.

Programming:

The "Feed Mode" offers 3 options, which are shown in the upper line of the Display, to the right of the Feed Digits (1-4). No Arrow = The Time is stored but no feeding occurs. 1 Arrow = The Feed Container rotates once. 2 Arrows = The Feed Container rotates twice with a 1 minute interval. This extends the time interval for feeding without engaging additional feeding times.

General Programming Rules: MODE switches initially between the current time and the feeding times (1 to 4 consecutively). The current time is displayed whenever you see the blinking arrows. The feeding times are differentiated by digits (1-4) appearing on the upper section of the Display. SET allows the displayed times to be changed. With MODE, the displayed time can be changed between Hours and Minutes, as well as the Feeding Mode. The Time and Feeding Mode can be set to a higher number with the "+" Button. SET stores the programmed time and scrolls to the next feeding time to be programmed. Example: After the batteries have been inserted, the Time begins at "00:00" and the Arrows will blink at one second intervals.

Setting the Current Time: Press SET > "Hours" will blink and the desired number can be entered with the "+" Button. Then press MODE > "Minutes" will blink and the desired number can be entered with the "+" Button. Finally, press SET > Current time has now been entered.

Programming Feeding Time 1: Press MODE > Feeding Time 1 is displayed as "00:00" with the digit "1" on the upper section of the LCD. Then press SET > "Hours" will blink and the desired number can be entered with the "+" Button. Then press MODE > "Minutes" will blink and the desired number can be entered with the "+" Button. Then press MODE again > The Digit "1" will blink. Press the "+" Button once for a single ration and press the "+" Button twice for a double ration. Finally, press SET > Feeding Time 1 has now been entered. The next feeding time will be displayed and it can be programmed in the same manner.

Manual Operation For feeding outside the programmed times, press the "EHEIM" Manual Feeding Button to manually trigger the rotation of the Food Container.

Filling Take out the Food Container and remove the cover on the back. Clean the Drum, making sure it is dry before filling it with food. Place the cover back on and insert the Drum unit onto the Axis. The Automatic Feeder is recommended for dry fish foods such as flake food and granules. DO NOT use for live or freeze dried foods.

Feeding Amount Adjust the Sliding Cover on the Food Container to control the amount of food dispensed. For larger amounts, program the Feeder for double portion.

Positioning Place the Automatic Feeder so the food can fall freely into the aquarium. Be sure not to cover the air-intake opening.

Rating: 4.3 of 5 stars 47 Reviews 47 Reviews 4.4 out of 5 Stars

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent!

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    I felt the programming instructions could have been a little better but once mastered, I love this unit. It can be mounted or simply set on top of the aquarium hood. Can feed once, twice or three times daily and even the amount that it dispenses can be managed. The cup holds enough food to last a couple of weeks even at heavy feeding. I highly recommend this item.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great auto fish feeder

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    This fish feeder is way way better than the last one we bought. The last one, only 25% of the food flakes made it into the tank. This works perfectly.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars

    Not perfect

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    The timer function works well -- it rotates at the set time. However, the distribution of food (mainly flakes and bloodworms) needs fine-tuning. On the lowest setting -- the smallest opening you can manually set it to -- doesn't distribute enough food for my 8 fish, yet the second setting distributes too much. This does work better than the various dissolve or pick-away vacation food "inserts" -- my fish didn't either eat, it clouded the water, or just didn't dissolve. I'm inclined to set this at the lowest setting and hope for the best, but I just don't feel confident enough in the Eheim "Everyday Fish Feeder" to depend on it alone. I'll still schedule a human to visit every few days to check The timer function works well -- it rotates at the set time. However, the distribution of food (mainly flakes and bloodworms) needs fine-tuning. On the lowest setting -- the smallest opening you can manually set it to -- doesn't distribute enough food for my 8 fish, yet the second setting distributes too much. This does work better than the various dissolve or pick-away vacation food "inserts" -- my fish didn't either eat, it clouded the water, or just didn't dissolve. I'm inclined to set this at the lowest setting and hope for the best, but I just don't feel confident enough in the Eheim "Everyday Fish Feeder" to depend on it alone. I'll still schedule a human to visit every few days to check on my fish family... … more

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    Works Good, but Causes Food to Loose Scent

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    This works great, but unfortunately it also causes fish food to loose its scent and make it so my fish have a hard time finding where the food is. I use it for my Dwarf Frogs too, but since they don’t have good eyesight along with many other types of aquatic animals, they have to use smell to find their food in the tank. The feeder has a fan to keep all the food dry which makes sense, but totally airs out the scented food /: Wish it would have worked better for me, bummed it just didn’t work out the way I wanted it too. Would recommend though if your fish rely on sight instead of smell! Works great for that!!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Great feeder

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    This feeder works really good. Still testing it out but so far I feel I can trust it to feed correctly while we are on vacation. My last feeder gummed up right after we left and the fish were not fed for two weeks. Luckily everyone survived. This will not be the case with this new feeder because it operates differently to prevent this .

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Best way to feed fish and maintain aquarium

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    I used to use vacation feeders. They were a disaster - dirty water, frequent cleaning and dead fish. I have clean aquariums, lest maintenance and best of all - all healthy fish! Wish I had discovered these a long time ago...

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Favorite feeder of this fish parent

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    I bought one of these ten years ago, and it finally died last month. I fully anticipate my new one to last as long. The programming can feel a little complicated, but it's well worth it. It's quiet, the food tumbling around in the container makes more noise than the gears/motor that turn it.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    works as promised

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    This product was purchased for a weeks vacation where my ryukin Blanca & Chun Li would be all alone. After fiddling with the feeder for a few minutes it was programmed and running. The fish were great when I got back, but I had to explain to the fam why we wouldn't keep using the feeder but go back to feeding by hand. It really is a great feeder at the right price.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    My go-to feeder for years

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    I've been using this feeder for many years; just bought this one because I dropped my other one into the tank -- whoopsie! It takes a bit of fiddling to get the intervals & size of the opening just right for your particular tank, but this is a great way to make sure you feed consistently, and the right amount. Hint: when you figure out how far the slot should be open for you, just mark the position with a Sharpie.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great, easy to set up!

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    I bought this for an aquarium at my work (a school) so that my tetras and dwarf african frogs get fed regularly. This was quite easy to program and it reliably feeds them at that time. I use the smallest "amount" setting for 2 feedings daily and that seems perfect for my small tank! You can put any type of fish food/pellets in it and it seems to work great. Easy to read directions too, which is always a plus!

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