Fish Mate F14 Aquarium Fish Feeder

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Description

Make things easy with the Fish Mate F14 Aquarium Fish Feeder. Automatic for superior ease of use, this feeder serves food over a period of several hours, which keeps fish active and avoids the risk of overfeeding. Whether you’re going on vacation or you just want a hands-free way to feed your fish, it’s a reliable way to keep fish healthy and properly fed. Just mount it to the aquarium hood, condensation tray or the edge of the tank, and set the timer.

Key Benefits
  • Moisture-resistant hopper keeps food fresh and accommodates most types of food, including flakes, pellets or crumbles.
  • Serves up to 14 scheduled meals for when you go on vacation.
  • Electric automatic feeder mounts on tank hood, tray or edge.
  • Accurately provides one to four timed meals a day, including flake food.
  • Food is distributed over several hours to curb overfeeding and keep fish active.

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  • Item Number
    108790
  • Dimensions
    5.5 x 4.6 x 1.5 inches
  • Aquarium Type
    Freshwater, Saltwater
  • Fish Type
    Tropical Freshwater, Betta, Cichlid, Goldfish, Marine Fish
  • Material
    Plastic
Instructions

Mount on the aquarium hood, on a condensation tray, or on the glass edge of the aquarium with the brackets provided.

1. Positioning of feeder
Your F14 feeder should normally be positioned on the aquarium hood with its food exit spout positioned over the feeding hole provided in the aquarium hood. If your aquarium is not provided with such a hole you will need to cut a hole diameter 30mm (11/4"). It is not normally recommended that the feeder be installed on the condensation tray (fitted on some aquariums under the lighting hood), as excessive moisture in this area can cause food clogging. However, such installation may be satisfactory if an air pump is connected to the small connector marked “AIR” under the feeder, as this will normally prevent the ingress of moist air. On aquariums without a hood the feeder should normally be mounted on the two tank clamps supplied after pulling out the two rear rubber feet. Screw the clamps to the top edge of the aquarium in the required position so that the feeder may be placed on this mounting. Check security of clamps before use. The F14 feeder is not designed for use outside on fishponds.

2. Operation
a. Turn upside down, remove timer cover, insert AA battery and switch on timing mechanism. Check battery operation by visible movement of gearwheel. Replace timer cover.
b. Place unit in required position and lift the lid. Align hole in the rotor with the food exit spout. Ensure the rotor is the correct way up.
c. Insert mealtime pegs in the required locations in the timer knob. (Note: 4 mealtime pegs are supplied, but extras are available.) Set the time on the inner dial by rotating the timer knob anti-clockwise until the current time lines up with the indicator arrow. The food is dispensed gradually over a period of approximately 2 hours, as this is better for the fish.
d. Fill the required number of compartments in the rotor, starting clockwise from the food exit spout for the first meal. Close the lid.

3. Testing your F14 feeder before use
Your FISH MATE feeder is manufactured from top quality materials and is assembled to comply with rigorous quality standards. Consequently, it should give you many years dependable use. However, before using for the first time, we recommend you to supervise its correct operation over a fourteenday period when you are present. Problems of food clogging or not falling out may occasionally be experienced where condensation occurs inside the feeder. Some foods are more likely to clog. (If clogging occurs, try pellet food). The clogging may be due to the spray produced by an air pump. If so, try moving the airstone to a location remote from the feeding hole, and/or reducing the air flow rate. You may also try raising the feeder 25-50mm (1"-2") above the feeding hole, and leaving the lid of the feeder open. In extreme cases, it is possible to connect an air pump to the small connector marked “AIR” under the feeder, thus pressurising the feeder and preventing the ingress of moist air.

4. Cleaning
We normally recommend that you remove the rotor after 14 days’ continuous use and dust off any remaining food fragments from underneath the rotor and from its seating face on the body. In practice, you may find this unnecessary due to the patented self-cleaning action of the rotor but much will depend on the type of food being used.

5. Batteries
We recommend an alkaline battery size ‘AA’. This battery should last 12 months in continuous use. It is recommended to remove the battery when the feeder is not being used for prolonged periods.

Rating: 3.2 of 5 stars 30 Reviews 30 Reviews 3.2 out of 5 Stars

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Rating: 3.2 of 5 stars 3.2 / 5

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Doesn’t work

    By lizC on May 16, 2021

    So I read the reviews before buying this and figured maybe some of the bad reviews were flukes. I should have taken them seriously because now we will have to have someone come feed our fish while we are away since our fish won’t eat those week long feeder shells. We took everyone’s advice and installed the air hose to the feeder to keep the food from getting wet, but it doesn’t make a difference since the device has been installed for a few days now and has only dropped food once even though it’s set for twice per day. I had to manually turn it with my hand to get it to drop the food. The one time it did drop the food, it took hours so not all the fish got fed at one time and our bottom feeders So I read the reviews before buying this and figured maybe some of the bad reviews were flukes. I should have taken them seriously because now we will have to have someone come feed our fish while we are away since our fish won’t eat those week long feeder shells. We took everyone’s advice and installed the air hose to the feeder to keep the food from getting wet, but it doesn’t make a difference since the device has been installed for a few days now and has only dropped food once even though it’s set for twice per day. I had to manually turn it with my hand to get it to drop the food. The one time it did drop the food, it took hours so not all the fish got fed at one time and our bottom feeders didn’t get anything hardly. I wish I could return it because it definitely doesn’t function like it should. I wouldn’t recommend this feeder. … more

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Fishmanhuiio

    By thenor on May 29, 2021

    The whole doesn't even line up completely so if you have pellets they all shut off to one side of the slot and by the time it moves over it's only halfway over the whole and tell it slide to the backside of the slot and aren't drop down at the time required I had to customize by and cut the hole bigger so it would work correctly get someone to look at that for 10 seconds you'll figure it out I would never buy this product ever again

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Fishies were starving

    By Brandon on Jul 15, 2021

    Bought this feeder hoping I wouldn't have to ask a friend feed my fish while away on a 5 night vacation. The feeder only fed them 1/5 days. Luckily none passed away.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    Don’t waste your money!

    By Babette1950 on Mar 24, 2021

    It arrived just before I left for a 6 day vacation last week. When I opened the box, I was surprised at how cheap it seemed. The directions are not well written, but I figured out how to set it. Thought all was well, but returned hime to find apparently all of the flake fish food was wet and sticky from moisture, and it appears the unit did not dispense the food most days! If it doesn’t work with flake food, they should clearly state that. It’s a poorly made, cheap plastic gizmo and I do NOT recommend it!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Fish babysitter

    By SueD on May 23, 2021

    Setup was easy and it works great. Nice to know you can go away and not have to worry that your fish will die.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    By Jane on Jan 11, 2021

    I tested this for a week or so before I actually needed to use it to make sure it worked....and it does. I had it feeding once a day, since it takes a couple hours, during the daylight because we weren't going to be here. It worked great!

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  • 5 out of 5 stars

    Chubby@101

    By Tinky on Apr 20, 2021

    My Goldfish love it ! I would recommend this product to friends.

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  • 4 out of 5 stars

    Fish Mate F14 Aquarium Fish Feeder

    By FishMate on Dec 28, 2020

    The Fish Mate works as advertised. Used the feeder to feed my fish for five days with no issues. Chewy shipping was quick.

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  • 2 out of 5 stars

    It works but is unstable

    By Rae507 on Oct 2, 2020 top500Contributor

    It definitely works, but it doesn't anchor onto the rim very well, and I flooded one early on by flipping it into the tank causing the mechanism to rust. The other one I purchased doesn't always dispense food at the given time, it often gets stuck at the opening and then that is what goes in as the next meal. Small gripes, but enough that I stopped using it.

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  • 1 out of 5 stars

    extremely difficult to understand setup

    By MacKenzie on Jul 8, 2020

    This product is extremely complicated, and the instructions are little help. After watching several YouTube videos on how to setup this product correctly we have had to give up and hire someone to come feed our fish while we are on vacation this week. I do not recommend purchasing this if you, like us, are not mechanically inclined.

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