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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-15-2017, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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Slow Feed Hopper

Hi All
My spoiled fish will eat nothing but gourmet flake food and since I use a sump filter the
floating flakes go straight to the scupper,so I devised this contraption to break the water
tension and release the flakes slowly.I used a piece of micro tube inserted into the main pump supply line.
I will eliminate the 2 AAA batteries with a 3v wallwart soldered to the battery leads.I have food setting on the minimal amount.(about 20 to 30 small flakes at a time 3 times a day).
A couple of photos and a video.
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The Hopper

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https://youtu.be/LL1u9poipYw

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Very cool! I love DIY projects.
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Nice job on the project!!

I am definitely looking forward to the conversion from batteries to a wall wart. I've been kicking this idea around for converting my Eheim feeder but have no idea where to start.
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Finally gathered the parts needed for the battery/wall wart swap.
This feeder operates on 2-1.5v batteries(AAA) so I found a 3v 300ma wallwart at the local thriftshop,and was able to find one with a headphone type plug (3/32 or 2.5mm)Picked up the headphone jack at RadioShack ($3.75)


The feeder is a cheapo from Resun and was fortunate that the housing wasn't glued so was easily taken apart.

Drilled a hole in the housing for the jack and soldered the jack to the battery leads.

...and it works.

Deeda,I am not familiar with the Eheim so don't know if this will help you or not.
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