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    autofeeder

    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?



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    Quote Originally Posted by kingborris View Post
    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?
    Hi KB, at last it's happened to someone else, in the nicest possible way!!

    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

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    Is it the one with the green lid?

    Profi is the future.!!!!! Get your cheque book out!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nik bate View Post
    Is it the one with the green lid?

    Profi is the future.!!!!! Get your cheque book out!!
    Haha, they're alot of cheap ones with green lids

    To be fair I've got a cheap one on my grow on, 25 from eBay, feeds 4 times a day, seems ok so far, but wouldn't recommend to anyone as has only been running a few weeks and I'm not expecting it to be that reliable

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    Think one of the carp ones I've had and is somehow still going after having it exchanged about 7 times is called a fishmate something?????

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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nik bate View Post
    Think one of the carp ones I've had and is somehow still going after having it exchanged about 7 times is called a fishmate something?????
    Yeah that's the one he's talking about the fishmate P7000

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    Bloody things:-(

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    what about a Mark 1 feeder? anyone with experience of these? i understand these are basically the same as the FOK?

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    profi-feeder for me. Had it about a year now and no complaints at all. Good bit of kit.

 

 

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