HOW TO BUILD AN AUTOMATIC FISH FEEDER
- Eliminates the risk of forgetting or missing a feeding
- Allows you to feed your fish when you are away from home
- Can be attached to an automatic timer for scheduled feeding
- Some models can accommodate a variety of food types
- Many feeders can be programmed for multiple feedings a day
- Some models have limited space – may only be enough to feed for a few days
- Live and fresh foods may spoil before feeding if left in the feeder too long
- Automatic feeding may lead to laziness and neglect of the tank
- High-quality automatic feeders can be expensive
- Empty plastic bottle
- Plastic milk bottle cap
- Wooden matches (3)
- Cell phone or pager (with vibrate function)
- Use a sharp knife or pair of utility scissors to cut the bottom off the plastic bottle and take the cap off the top.
- Place the plastic milk bottle cap on a flat surface (like a table).
- Arrange the matchsticks on top of the cap, one on top of the other, gluing them to each other and to the milk cap.
- Place the plastic bottle on top of the matches upside down so the mouth of the bottle is right on top of the matches – glue it in place.
- Fill the plastic bottle with your choice of fish food granules or pellets – they will spill over the matches but the milk cap will stop the flow.
- Place the cell phone in the bottle after setting it to vibrate mode.
- Put your feeder in place above your tank – you can hang it from the ceiling or wall using a plant hook or attach it to the back of the tank.
- To use the feeder, call the phone or pager – when the phone vibrates, the food will fall into the tank.
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