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Automatic Fish Feeder

aquarium automatic fish feederIt is always a good idea to get an Automatic Fish Feeder in case you are going on a long holiday. Unlike other pets, fish needs less attention or worry because they actually can last 3-4 days without food. Provided that your aquarium has a good filtration system, it’s not necessary to even change the water at all until you return. But make sure that the whole system is stable without ammonia or nitrite level fluctuation and conduct routine water change right before you leave.

An automatic fish feeder is basically a simple setup that includes a timer to start dropping the fish food at a preset interval. My visits to the aquarium stores show that the price for a unit usually range between $20 to $50 depending on the quality and mode of operation. So far, all the units that I’ve seen before are all battery operated with some having a digital display as well.

Most people going on a holiday prefer to have the chores of feeding the fish assigned to neighbors or even friends. For me, depending on the number of day that I will be gone, usually it’s either I leave it alone without any intervention (if it’s only 3-4 days) but for longer period, maybe up to a week, then I will get an automatic fish feeder to help with the task.

There are many reasons why I prefer not to have someone else feeding my pet. First of all, the person may not have experience with fish keeping and thus does not know how much to feed. In this case, there might be a risk of overfeeding and fouling the water. Second I prefer not to have strangers walking into my house and then leaving. That’s why for that reason an automatic fish feeder is good enough to take care of everything until I'm back from holiday.

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My fascination and interest towards aquarium fish has led me to devote my time towards caring and learning about this wonderful pet.

Aquarium fish keeping is a very challenging and exciting hobby. When I first started, I never knew much or have the necessary guidance back then because none of my family members were actually a keen hobbyist. And because of that, I’ve encountered numerous failures and the worst part is having to deal with dead fish every time when you started to grow fond and getting attached to my pets. However, I persevered and took steps to find out and search for information from other hobbyist, apart from the knowledge gained and learned from my own experience and research. The blog that I’ve created here is meant to share useful information and tips about aquarium fish keeping so that new hobbyist will not make the same mistakes that I’ve made in the past."

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