General Care Discussion :: Eheim turtle feeder

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Post Posted: Sun May 13, 2018 8:55 am   Eheim turtle feeder

Pretty funny here but looks like Max knows where the food is coming from and keeps looking at the feeder when she's climbing up on the basking spot then goes back in the water I still wonder if I'm underfeeding.. I know they say feed as much as they can eat in 5 min but roughly how much food is that? given I'm using a HOB filter and I haven't got my canister filter in yet I don't want the tank to be a huge mess.
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Post Posted: Sun May 13, 2018 7:03 pm   Re: Eheim turtle feeder

Anyone?
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Post Posted: Sun May 13, 2018 11:15 pm   Re: Eheim turtle feeder

Be a bit conservative with the food... for daily use, pellets should amount to roughly 1/3 or 1/2 of their head. Does the feeder have any setting?
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Post Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 7:50 am   Re: Eheim turtle feeder

steve wrote:Be a bit conservative with the food... for daily use, pellets should amount to roughly 1/3 or 1/2 of their head. Does the feeder have any setting?

It has a slider opening and I can do one rotation or two per set time with 4 total feed times right now I have it set for 7:30 am and 8:35 pm it’s a mix of krill/shrimp and mini sticks.
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Post Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 7:33 pm   Re: Eheim turtle feeder

Any particular reason you’re relying on it? Feeding turtles is a bonding moment, for me anyway.
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Post Posted: Mon May 14, 2018 8:35 pm   Re: Eheim turtle feeder

Will be going away for 5 days starting Sunday
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Post Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 10:09 am   Re: Eheim turtle feeder

Will anybody be checking in on him? 5 days isn't a problem even if not fed, I just personally like to have someone check in.
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Post Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 4:27 pm   Re: Eheim turtle feeder

No one will be checking in but I do have a web camera set up on the tank that I do check while I'm at work and my girlfriend is not home.
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Post Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 10:39 pm   Re: Eheim turtle feeder

I use one occasionally too (Foscam brand). Lights on a timer yet?
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Post Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 4:58 am   Re: Eheim turtle feeder

Yes lights on a timer 5:45 am to 7:40 pm
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