That's pretty clever and nice and cheap!
You are right, the feeder timer only runs for 3 hours a day if you only want to feed once a day. Based on 8 compartments in the pill dispenser and the timer turns one revolution per 24hrs, so each 3 hrs it moves to the next compartmentYou could use this to dose dry ferts too! I should try this some time. Thanks for the tip, but how does only go on once a day? So there is 2 timers, one that controls the first timer to go on for only 3 hrs a day? And the other time spins along with the time right?
Spypet, it is only made for vacation feeding as I indicated in my thread. The timer only runs 3 hours a day or every other day or even every 3 days if the second timer has 7 day control, how much electricity will it consume? I did mention it needed to be secured above the tank and most common location would be at the edge of the tank that only the dispenser is above the water, So how do you suggest that it will likely to get full of wet food? I have an Eheim feeder on my main tank, but it does not have once every other day or once every 3 day feeding option and I would imaging that the Penn Plax Daily Double even has less feeding options. I just try to share some ideas. For people who do not have confidence in the plan or do not have any knowledge in electricity, please do not follow my plan.Treasure, while I applaud your great DIY crafting skills,
this does not seem to me to be a practical project.
-you have an electrical device too close to the water.
-electric timers have transformers and motors that radiate heat
and consume a lot of electricity relative to their function.
so the cost in electricity exceeds any likely savings.
-your plastic feed shoot is likely to get full of wet food.
and come on... one of those battery clock motor
drum feeders is under $15 if you google around,
and a single AA battery lasts for a year or two.
it won't get ruined if wet, nor can it harm fish.