The set up is easy and programming fairly simple with several options. The only problem is that the Hopper tends to be blown off by wind or tampered with by squirrels. I have secured the base unit to a board with screws to keep it stable but I have had to use a bungee cord over the top of the Hopper as there is not a way to secure the Hopper securely to the base unit.
Great unit, works well. A little difficult to set up, must have manual and follow directions. I have owned two of these and now purchased a 3rd. The main fault with these units is the lid latches will break off and you need to figure out another way to keep the lid on and the critters out.
First, requires C batteries. This is not listed in the description, now a suggested sell. Needless to say, it arrived the day before the vacation and I had to scramble to get “the rest of the parts” Next, even on the smallest feed setting, once a day, it over feeds my 200 gallon small pond. Be aware.
The feeder works fine. It is not bolted tight for the timer, it just sits on the 2 parts. A bucket works just right to keep animals out and water and sun secure. I saw many other people build things just like this. Also, look at youtube to see how this timer is set, much easier.
The fish feeder works, BUT..... It is very cheap plastic. The tabs holding the top of the food lid snapped off after the 1st use. In addition, the TOP part holding the food is NOT secured into the base. So, even if you follow the directions and secure the base of the unit, animals can still knock it over and get at the food. This was a classic, if it looks to good to be true, it probably is.
This was a gift for a friend with a koi pond who was planning to be away for a few days and wanted an automatic feeder, so i sent him this. So far, I think he's very satisfied with it.
This product is a great help for me coz i get to feed my fish the exact amount i want and regularly on time. I dont have to worry of missing/skipping their mealtime whenever im at work or having a weekend trip. Easy to assemble, set up amd use. Very convenient!
Excellent way to feed your fish at a scheduled time and for when your away , my husband made a device that it hangs above the pond and the raccoons can’t reach it
Instructions for programming not as clear, but feeder works well after it’s correctly programmed. Price is fair.
Have spent days trying to get this device to distribute the appropriate qty of food when scheduled.