Eheim Battery Operated Auto fish feeder is among the best performing automatic fish feeders currently in the market. This everyday feeder with its large capacity of 100 ml (3.3 fl oz) is designed to last for up to six weeks of feeding depending on the amount and type of food dispensed. The transparent drum allows you to easily see the remaining food and make the necessary adjustments.
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Using Duckweed (Lemnoideae), you have an endless source of fish food for typical fish in Aquaponics systems, like Tilapia or Goldfish.
This video show how you can easily make an automatic feeding system so your only job will be adjust the amount of food available, maybe once a week. Spending only 4-5 seconds of your life each time. This is a classical DIY where you can use garbage. Any kind of a canal is great. I prefer using a rain gutter.
Duckweed double itself in 4-6 days and float on the surface. So as long as you only have a few millimeter water in the gutter, the Duckweed will constantly push itself into the feeder. The low level of water in the gutter also prevent any fish to escape into the Duckweed grow bed, but allows dissolved fish poo to enter.
A media (gravel is great!) in the bottom of the grow bed, allows bacterias that live naturally in water to convert the fish poo to nutrients for the Duckweed.
For optimal grow rate, a water temperature of 22-27 degrees Celsius (72-80 Fahrenheit) is recommended. The duckweed need a lot of sun and the fish don't, so take this into consideration with your design. I use a 5 meter rain gutter canal as grow bed and I let water from my sump tank drip in at the other end, making a very slow stream and extra aeration to help the duckweed split faster, and to be pushed to the fish tank.
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