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    Autofeeder for RSM250

    So its finally upon me...

    The first family holiday and the reef will be alone for 10 days...I have tried and tried but I have no one including neighbours to help out with feeding and taking care of it.

    So I know autofeeders are no good but whats the best one if I must use one for the RSM 250 ? Can I use it with the hood down totally ?

    Help I am going in about 36 hours ...
    My tank thread Zak's RSM250 thread
    Live Start Date:- End of June 2009 -1 x RSM250, 1 x Koralia Powerhead top left looking from front, 1 x Maxijet 1250 pump bottom left looking from front, 1 x Tunze 3155 Disconnected !!,
    1 x AquaMedic Titan 500 1/4HP chiller with external pump, 1 x TMC Vecton UV Steriliser, 2 x Leather Coral, 1 x Mushroom Coral, 1 x Anthelia Coral (new one), 2 x Green star Polyp, 2 x Fire shrimp, 1 x Bumblebee Snail, 9 x Red Legged Hermit Crabs, 4 x Blue Knuckled Hermit Crabs, 1 x Coral Beauty, 2 x Emerald Crabs, 1 x Maze Coral and 1 x Mushroom polyps rock, 2 x common clowns ocellaris, 1 x Sargassum RIP, 1 x Yellow Tang, 1 x Regal tang, 1 x Clam, 1 x Feather Duster, 2 x Button Polyp mat, 1 x Hammerhead coral, 1 x elegance coral, 3 x African blue

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    Re: Autofeeder for RSM250

    Zak best of luck on the holidays (that vacation to you yanks - I recently learned this - ) !!!

    I have never seen a post in the RSM forum of anyone using one & I never have... if no one post back soon - re-post in RS equipment or General Reef Aquarium Discussion - sure some RS member can offer some advise !
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    Re: Autofeeder for RSM250

    I remember one RSM owner using an Eheim and happy with it, but no idea on the model number. they have some pretty nice ones now that even keep the foods like dry flakes from getting moist & clumping up. You'd need to keep the hood propped up though.

    Working for a Swiss company for 31 years I learned long ago that "holiday' there is "vacation" here.
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    Re: Autofeeder for RSM250

    ~ Red Sea Max 130D and RSM 250 ~

    Glenn's Reef 130 Glenn's Reef 250

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    Re: Autofeeder for RSM250

    Hello,


    Look at this: Auto Fish Feeder

    It's dutch, but where it comes down to is that the lady, ordered a custom made plastic 'shape' which would go on top of the RSM250 (under the feeder lid) and so she could mount the feeder...

    But guess you're kind of short of time to arrange all that... But just for the idea....

    Good luck and have a nice holiday!!!!


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    Re: Autofeeder for RSM250

    Ramon - I cannot see the pictures without being a registered member of that Netherlands forum. It sounds like a nice custom feeder for the RSM, but as you said probably not enough time to get one made.



    Enjoy the holiday! Fish can go quite a long time without food, and if you can't get a feeder hopefully all will be well when you return.
    aka Terry
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    Re: Autofeeder for RSM250

    Quote Originally Posted by Reefmack View Post
    Ramon - I cannot see the pictures without being a registered member of that Netherlands forum. It sounds like a nice custom feeder for the RSM, but as you said probably not enough time to get one made.
    Sorry, stupid me, my mistake...

    Just for the information:





    RSM 250, started september 30th 2009
    Cooler DC-300 + eheim compact 3000 pump fitted externally
    Skimmer: (Ferplast Bluskimmer 550), for now as an experiment the stock skimmer again with Sicce pump
    Vortech MP20
    ATO: Aqua Medic, SP3000 Niveaumat

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    Re: Autofeeder for RSM250

    this might be a lil too late... but wouldn't seeding your tank with some pods or brine shrimp or any other live food would help out on longer trips?

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    Re: Autofeeder for RSM250

    Ramon - thanks for the pictures. The custom cut out of the plexiglas/acrylic eliminates the concern about leaving the hood up to use the feeder!
    aka Terry
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    Re: Autofeeder for RSM250

    +1 Ramon - thanks for the pictures. Great to have you in the forum !!!
    ~ Red Sea Max 130D and RSM 250 ~

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    Re: Autofeeder for RSM250

    Ramon,

    Your idea is clever. If you decide to open a business let us know

    I'm thinking about a turbo vacations panel with webcam and aditional fans

    Cheers
    RSM 250 silver; Aquaroche pillars; Tunze Osmolator Universal ATO; Profilux GHL 3ex; Tunze Calcium Dispenser; DIY Frag farm; Chiller Hailea 150A

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    Re: Autofeeder for RSM250

    Yes thats a good idea...will remember that for next time..Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Nigma View Post
    this might be a lil too late... but wouldn't seeding your tank with some pods or brine shrimp or any other live food would help out on longer trips?
    My tank thread Zak's RSM250 thread
    Live Start Date:- End of June 2009 -1 x RSM250, 1 x Koralia Powerhead top left looking from front, 1 x Maxijet 1250 pump bottom left looking from front, 1 x Tunze 3155 Disconnected !!,
    1 x AquaMedic Titan 500 1/4HP chiller with external pump, 1 x TMC Vecton UV Steriliser, 2 x Leather Coral, 1 x Mushroom Coral, 1 x Anthelia Coral (new one), 2 x Green star Polyp, 2 x Fire shrimp, 1 x Bumblebee Snail, 9 x Red Legged Hermit Crabs, 4 x Blue Knuckled Hermit Crabs, 1 x Coral Beauty, 2 x Emerald Crabs, 1 x Maze Coral and 1 x Mushroom polyps rock, 2 x common clowns ocellaris, 1 x Sargassum RIP, 1 x Yellow Tang, 1 x Regal tang, 1 x Clam, 1 x Feather Duster, 2 x Button Polyp mat, 1 x Hammerhead coral, 1 x elegance coral, 3 x African blue

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    Re: Autofeeder for RSM250

    Yes I love the acrylic ...what a great idea

    Quote Originally Posted by Reefmack View Post
    Ramon - thanks for the pictures. The custom cut out of the plexiglas/acrylic eliminates the concern about leaving the hood up to use the feeder!
    My tank thread Zak's RSM250 thread
    Live Start Date:- End of June 2009 -1 x RSM250, 1 x Koralia Powerhead top left looking from front, 1 x Maxijet 1250 pump bottom left looking from front, 1 x Tunze 3155 Disconnected !!,
    1 x AquaMedic Titan 500 1/4HP chiller with external pump, 1 x TMC Vecton UV Steriliser, 2 x Leather Coral, 1 x Mushroom Coral, 1 x Anthelia Coral (new one), 2 x Green star Polyp, 2 x Fire shrimp, 1 x Bumblebee Snail, 9 x Red Legged Hermit Crabs, 4 x Blue Knuckled Hermit Crabs, 1 x Coral Beauty, 2 x Emerald Crabs, 1 x Maze Coral and 1 x Mushroom polyps rock, 2 x common clowns ocellaris, 1 x Sargassum RIP, 1 x Yellow Tang, 1 x Regal tang, 1 x Clam, 1 x Feather Duster, 2 x Button Polyp mat, 1 x Hammerhead coral, 1 x elegance coral, 3 x African blue

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    Re: Autofeeder for RSM250

    +1

    Quote Originally Posted by pocketreef View Post
    Ramon,

    Your idea is clever. If you decide to open a business let us know

    I'm thinking about a turbo vacations panel with webcam and aditional fans

    Cheers
    My tank thread Zak's RSM250 thread
    Live Start Date:- End of June 2009 -1 x RSM250, 1 x Koralia Powerhead top left looking from front, 1 x Maxijet 1250 pump bottom left looking from front, 1 x Tunze 3155 Disconnected !!,
    1 x AquaMedic Titan 500 1/4HP chiller with external pump, 1 x TMC Vecton UV Steriliser, 2 x Leather Coral, 1 x Mushroom Coral, 1 x Anthelia Coral (new one), 2 x Green star Polyp, 2 x Fire shrimp, 1 x Bumblebee Snail, 9 x Red Legged Hermit Crabs, 4 x Blue Knuckled Hermit Crabs, 1 x Coral Beauty, 2 x Emerald Crabs, 1 x Maze Coral and 1 x Mushroom polyps rock, 2 x common clowns ocellaris, 1 x Sargassum RIP, 1 x Yellow Tang, 1 x Regal tang, 1 x Clam, 1 x Feather Duster, 2 x Button Polyp mat, 1 x Hammerhead coral, 1 x elegance coral, 3 x African blue

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    Re: Autofeeder for RSM250

    Thanks for your help Ramon

    In fact thanks to everyone for helping me out

    Quote Originally Posted by colaboy View Post
    Hello,


    Look at this: Auto Fish Feeder

    It's dutch, but where it comes down to is that the lady, ordered a custom made plastic 'shape' which would go on top of the RSM250 (under the feeder lid) and so she could mount the feeder...

    But guess you're kind of short of time to arrange all that... But just for the idea....

    Good luck and have a nice holiday!!!!


    Ramon
    My tank thread Zak's RSM250 thread
    Live Start Date:- End of June 2009 -1 x RSM250, 1 x Koralia Powerhead top left looking from front, 1 x Maxijet 1250 pump bottom left looking from front, 1 x Tunze 3155 Disconnected !!,
    1 x AquaMedic Titan 500 1/4HP chiller with external pump, 1 x TMC Vecton UV Steriliser, 2 x Leather Coral, 1 x Mushroom Coral, 1 x Anthelia Coral (new one), 2 x Green star Polyp, 2 x Fire shrimp, 1 x Bumblebee Snail, 9 x Red Legged Hermit Crabs, 4 x Blue Knuckled Hermit Crabs, 1 x Coral Beauty, 2 x Emerald Crabs, 1 x Maze Coral and 1 x Mushroom polyps rock, 2 x common clowns ocellaris, 1 x Sargassum RIP, 1 x Yellow Tang, 1 x Regal tang, 1 x Clam, 1 x Feather Duster, 2 x Button Polyp mat, 1 x Hammerhead coral, 1 x elegance coral, 3 x African blue

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