The EHEIM Automatic Feeder -autofeeder- is a electronically controlled feeding unit for up to 4 With manual release button and LCD clock function. Owing to the constant requests for automatic fish feeder operation instruction, we have decided to how a couple if videos so that it is easier for you to set. The Everyday Turtle Feeder is designed with a weighted have pre-made openings for automatic feeding units. . times, press the “EHEIM“ manual release .

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I have it scheduled so that this timer turns off at 6: This option works well for open tanks. If you do not have anyone coming to check the water level while you are away, I would test without the lid on to get a feel for how long you can go before the water level gets too low. I got it to work adequately for our nano aquarium, but even with the door adjusted with as small an opening as possible, it still drops more food than is optimum.

Since this site is focused on nano aquariums, specifically the Fluval Spec line of aquariums, I want to discuss the use of the Eheim Automatic fish feeder for this application. I intend to use this only when we go on vacation. The unit is controlled by a digital timer and display. As previously mentioned, it was challenging to find space for the unit to sit and be able to dump in the central opening to the water.

The key is the arrows on the display when you are setting. Hello, Nice write up.


I can see it bouncing off the floor as the cat passes by. The clamp works well to secure the feeder bin over the water.

Do you know if the tank glass mounting bracket can be purchased separately and if so where? I have to get the instructions out every fewder I do it.


To give you the best odds, start with a fresh set of alkaline batteries. The bin is square shaped and those corners will need some room as the bin turns during feeding time.

Menu Skip to content. Filling the unit is easy. This helps to ensure that the food does not stick together and jam up the dispensing opening. When setting up the feeder in tight quarters, make sure to take into account the room that the bin requires as it turns.

It has a clear acrylic top with an opening in the center. Just curious — why do you need just the bracket? I will also need to drill a mounting hole in the bracket for a screw. Leave a Reply Ehemi reply Your email address will not be published.

EHEIM autofeeder Automatic Feeder

The timers runs, but I can not set the time or the feedings. Description of Eheim Automatic Fish Feeder: With some effort to get it setup properly, it works very well.

On the negatives, for my use in a very small nano aquarium, I wish the entire feeder was constructed smaller. I took one additional step in setting up our Spec V for when we are away. In my research, this model of fish feeder had very good user reviews.

The heeim for this is that Eheim has this product doing double duty as a turtle feeder. A feeding cycle takes place when the unit rotates this food bin where the opening which manusl normally located at the top cycles to point down to dispense food, then back up in the normal position. The feeder incorporates a fan that cycles on to keep the food in the bin dry. Metric values are conversions from english and rounded to the nearest mm: The first is the simplest, and that is to simply set the unit on a flat surface with the bin portion of the feeder hanging over the surface of your aquarium water.


When we leave and the tank is unattended, another concern besides feeding is water evaporation. I am using this feeder on a nano aquarium with very small fish, so I wanted to test it to get the smallest amount of food possible while still being reliable.

This translucent drum has an opening on one manuxl with an adjustable door.

Eheim fish feeder instructions

Once you get it working as intended, make sure to leave things alone from that point on. If you are not using the one that came with your feeder, would you consider selling it to me? The feeding door on the food bin generally works well. It is difficult to find room for the unit on the acrylic top of our aquarium, fighting for space with the light. The only confusing part is after you set the time for your desired feeding event, you then have to select how many times the feeding bin will turn to feed one rotation or two.

Metric values are conversions from english and rounded to the nearest mm:. Fishkeeping requires a certain level of commitment. What is the battery life for this. Use on a Spec III would be similar. It can be frustrating to set. I generally like the display and the ease of programming.

This leaves a space for the Eheim feeder to sit also at an angle at the end over the filter section and dump over the water.

It gives them a better chance to eat all of it without the food getting back into the filter or dropping before they can eat it.

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