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Retirement and forum shutdown (17 Jan 2022)

Hi,

John Howell who has managed the forum for years is getting on and wishes to retire from the role of managing it.
Over the years, he has managed the forum through good days and bad days and he has always been fair.
He has managed to bring his passion for fish keeping to the forum and keep it going for so long.

I wish to thank John for his hard work in keeping the forum going.

With John wishing to "retire" from the role of managing the forum and the forum receiving very little traffic, I think we must agree that forum has come to a natural conclusion and it's time to put it to rest.

I am proposing that the forum be made read-only from March 2022 onwards and that no new users or content be created. The website is still registered for several more years, so the content will still be accessible but no new topics or replies will be allowed.

If there is interest from the ITFS or other fish keeping clubs, we may redirect traffic to them or to a Facebook group but will not actively manage it.

I'd like to thank everyone over the years who helped with forum, posted a reply, started a new topic, ask a question and helped a newbie in fish keeping. And thank you to the sponsors who helped us along the away. Hopefully it made the hobby stronger.

I'd especially like to thank John Howell and Valerie Rousseau for all of their contributions, without them the forum would have never been has successful.

Thank you
Darragh Sherwin

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22 Feb 2011 13:18 #1 by calvusklein (David K)
Hi All,
Just wondering if anyone has any experience with the Juwel Automatic Feeder? I'm looking to get a feeder to drop in a small amount of food during the day when I'm at work, there's always someone in the house in the evening so its not going to be my primary way of feeding my fish. I know Eheim have a decent product too (which I am leaning towards) but since I've got a Juwel tank I thought I might as well see what the feeder is like. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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22 Feb 2011 16:02 #2 by Fishowner (Gavin fishowner)
Not tried these but morning feed before work and maybe evening feed would keep the fish happy I suspect. Would you even need a feeder then?
Gavin

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22 Feb 2011 17:16 #3 by calvusklein (David K)
Hi Gavin,
Feeding in the morning isnt really a solution for me as I leave the house before 8 and not back til after 7. I have the lights on a timer to come on at 12 and shut off at 10, that way it gives me some time in the evening to enjoy the tank!Was hoping to get a feeder to put some food in just after the lights go on, want to spread out the feeds as much as possible.

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22 Feb 2011 19:11 #4 by Fishowner (Gavin fishowner)
Why not change the timer on the lights lights so that it comes on an hour or so before you go to work at say 7am and turns off then at around 8:30am. Then let the lights come on at 1 or 2pm instead and you can do another feed at 7pm again when you get home. That way you are spreading out the feeds and your tank will still get the same hours of lighting.

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22 Feb 2011 20:54 - 22 Feb 2011 20:56 #5 by tommyt (tommy tee)
yeah I have one and used if for the holidays. it works well, you can set it up to do two feeds a day or just the one.
The only draw back I can say about it is that there is a an adjustment toggle on it that allows minimal food or a very decent supply (depending on amount of fish u have) and by right everything else inbtween those parameters, but from my experince it really only seems be accurate when it is either set to minimum or max, the inbetween settings (which is what i want) can be arkward to get right, do some dummy runs with the food you are using before you actually put it over the tank.
the 2 feed option is eitehr 6 or 12 hrs apart, cant remember which :unsure:

having said all that I was away for 2 weeks and it fed my malawis perfectly no losses.
here is the manual www.juwel-aquarium.de/en/juwel_feeder477.htm, it might address some questions you have,
hope that helps,
Tom

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24 Feb 2011 21:00 #6 by steder (stephen)
I have one of these and there ok if using pellets or small food there usless for flake food 90% of the time it doesnt let any

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25 Feb 2011 13:36 #7 by calvusklein (David K)
Cheers for the feedback lads, much appreciated. I think I'll give it a try...

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10 Dec 2015 11:21 #8 by robert (robert carter)
hi all , I know this is an old thread but being new to the forum I am just posting my experience , have tried 3 or 4 automatic feeders only one I found good is the JBL auto food not cheap about 45 euro from seahorse . this is so good have it permanently on my tank feeding spectrum growth .5 mm pellets twice daily , no problems while on hols for 18 days during the summer

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10 Dec 2015 13:20 #9 by ger310 (Ger .)

hi all , I know this is an old thread but being new to the forum I am just posting my experience , have tried 3 or 4 automatic feeders only one I found good is the JBL auto food not cheap about 45 euro from seahorse . this is so good have it permanently on my tank feeding spectrum growth .5 mm pellets twice daily , no problems while on hols for 18 days during the summer


I must of got lucky as I bought one for 5-6 euro on Ebay from China a few years ago and hasn't let me down yet......now I only use it once a year for the two week holiers (weekenders away they can starve!!) so I wouldn't recommend it for daily use.

Ger

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10 Dec 2015 13:32 #10 by robert (robert carter)
use it every day no problem

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10 Dec 2015 13:38 #11 by ger310 (Ger .)

use it every day no problem


Sorry I just read my post back.....what I meant is I bought a 'cheap nameless feeder' off Ebay that hasn't let me down (so far!!)......If I wanted a feeder to use daily then the JBL would probably be one i'd be looking at.

Hope that clears what I was saying up,cheers

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10 Dec 2015 14:30 #12 by robert (robert carter)
yep I tried 3 off ebay the ones that the whole unit turns found couldn't get the feed quanity right and consistant .

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