When I first got a fish tank, one of the things I didn’t really think about was: What happens when we go on vacation?
The first time I went away, I wasn’t really sure what to do. I was about to leave my house for the airport and then saw the fish tank. I didn’t know what to do (I was new at this). So I overfeed my fish and hoped for the best. I thought they’d be OK for a couple days without food, but I was wrong. Unfortunately, my algae eater was cannibalized by the other fish when they got hungry. He was my favorite and I felt terrible.
Eheim 3581 Automatic Fish Feeder
But years later, I’m now a fish tank veteran and know better. And as far as feeding my fish while I’m on vacation, it’s no longer a problem thanks to the Eheim Automatic Feeder.
The Eheim 3581 “Feed-Air” Digital Automatic Feeder is by far my favorite auto-feeder because it’s so straightforward and easy to use. The Eheim 3581 lets you program up to 4 daily feeding cycles of flake food or granules, choose between a single portion, double portion with 1-minute interval, or manual override.
And all your programmed choices are presented on an easy-read LCD screen. The programming interface is simple. The EHEIM auto feeder feeds your fish on a regular daily schedule that you define. You decide when the fish should be fed. Double dosage of the food is also provided in the programming if you want to feed once in the morning and once at night. “Snacks between meals” is also possible at the press of a button at any time. The batteries last at least 3-5 months but a warning system informs you of low battery power.
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Frank Wilson is a retired teacher with over 30 years of combined experience in the education, small business technology, and real estate business. He now blogs as a hobby and spends most days tinkering with old computers. Wilson is passionate about tech, enjoys fishing, and loves drinking beer.