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23 Nov 2016 16:45 #1 by john gannon (John Gannon)
Hi guys
Im going to be away for 3 weeks shortly and am how to feed fish .im having nagging doubts about autmatic feeders .
Any advice welcome
Ps will have a neighbour lookin after dog and hamster but am not too keen on moving me tanks to his house lol

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23 Nov 2016 19:45 #2 by robert (robert carter)
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Hi John , i use auto feeders on both my tropical and coldwater tanks every day 365 days a year . However i have tried cheap feeders and they dont work. The feeders i use are the JBL ones , these use a screw type system instead of the cheaper ones that just turn a unit around . The JBL units arnt cheap but i have one of them running 18 mths now no problems havent even had to replace the batteries . Cost is around the 50 euro from seahorse. Hope this helps . Robert

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23 Nov 2016 21:51 #3 by Eric (Eric Corcoran)
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Can you leave a key of the hse to anyone with a little experience with fish so they could pop in a couple of times a week to feed them ?

Eric

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23 Nov 2016 23:36 #4 by john gannon (John Gannon)
Ive friends that will throw there eye over but they wouldnt know much i suppose if i take the feeding out of the equation and the just have to check the pumps r workin and no dead fish in tank theyll b ok.ive just heard so many stories of auto feeders im nervous.im not goin for another 3 weeks so maybe get them set up and tested before
Thamks

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23 Nov 2016 23:41 #5 by john gannon (John Gannon)
I think itll be the jbl so had a look at some of the others and wasnt too impressed.
10%of this weekend

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24 Nov 2016 04:26 #6 by robert (robert carter)
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Hi John, you will be happy with the jbl unit ,very verseatile as to time of feed , number of feeds and amount of feed . Inormally feed 3 times each day , but when going on holidays reduce it to twice daily , in order to keep water quality good as no water changes for the time away , lights are of coarse on timmers . Have a look at the reviews on them on google .

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24 Nov 2016 12:29 #7 by Jonlate (Jon Late)
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Will it hold 3 weeks worth of food, without it seeking into one lump when it gets a bit damp.
How many weeks worth of food do you put in yours Robert?
Is that flake or pellet?

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24 Nov 2016 12:50 - 24 Nov 2016 12:51 #8 by robert (robert carter)
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Hi John , the tropical feeder feeds new life spectrum half mil pellets community food , feeding three times a day on my settings get about a month on a fill , jbl also do a tub of food that fits ontop of the food hopper that greatly increases the capacity . The feeder on the cold water tank feeds a high protien 2mm pellets and i get only 2 weeks from a fill ,but remember i am feeding much more food to the koi in that tank as looking for growth. Dont have a problem with food getting damp
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