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28-11-2014, 06:12 PM #1
After having arrived home to find around 500g of food floating on the surface of my pond, i think i may need to retire my p7000 autofeeder and get something a bit better.
i'm after recommendations, however, it must meet a few criteria, which could limit things
As where i normally feed the fish is by the window, i want the feeder located near by. this means that its a fair way (7m? maybe more) from the nearest power source. So it needs to be battery powered, or have a long cable, or can be fitted with a long cable.
its got to be moderately unobtrusive, or at least not butt ugly
any thoughts please?
28-11-2014, 07:03 PM #2
I had 2 p7000s and both did exactly that, and if you open them up, they're nothing more than a scalextric car motor inside.
I have a Cloverleaf autofeeder now and can't say a bad word about it, it comes with a very long cable circa 6 metres ish. You can feed upto 8 times a day and it's all controlled via the timer on the plug socket. A far more robust piece of kit and holds a good amount of food, 3kgs I think. You could easily extend the wire if needed with a waterproof connector and I have haven't had a problem with it in 2 years so far, touch wood
28-11-2014, 07:24 PM #3
28-11-2014, 07:38 PM #4
28-11-2014, 08:19 PM #5
28-11-2014, 10:50 PM #6
yeah, green lidded thing.
what it seems to be doing is running to dispense food, thinks its got stuck, reverses, and tries to deliver the full amount of food again. i think it gets stuck in this loop, just continually dumping food in till its all gone. it even carried on once the hopper had been removed!
not keen on the looks of the profi as i dont have anywhere suitable to mount it without garden additions.
quite like the idea of the FOK feeder and its 'flicker' to distribute food. it might save the hoards charging into the pond wall at every feed! anyone with any experience of these?
29-11-2014, 09:20 AM #7
29-11-2014, 09:44 AM #8
29-11-2014, 02:15 PM #9
what about a Mark 1 feeder? anyone with experience of these? i understand these are basically the same as the FOK?
29-11-2014, 04:58 PM #10
profi-feeder for me. Had it about a year now and no complaints at all. Good bit of kit.
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