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I ordered a few different turkey baster type feeders and they were all a let down. This thing is great. Easy to control the flow and the fish have taken right to it as their food source. Just to clarify as I was confused by the picture, you get 2 units and they are both the same length. I thought one was longer than the other. 1 Month Update: As some of the others I had a problem with the tube falling off. I have resolved this and here is my tip. You have to push the clear tube into the body further than you think is possible. Its a struggle but it does go. Before you try and put the tube into the body hold the tube along side the white cap. The tub will need to go in the whole distance of the white cap. Not just half way as how it feels when you put it in. So line the tube up with the white cap. The end of the tube even with the base of the white cap where it meets the red body. Mark the tube at the tip of the white cap. Then you know you need to push the clear tube that far into the body when you install it. It helps to wet the tube and twist as you push to get the tube through.. Now the tube is very solid and does not fall out.
Ive been using the turkey baster style feeders for a while now and I finally decided to try something different after the rubber bulb on my last one cracked as usual. The second I got this new feeder I wished that I had bought it years ago. It is amazing. Hands down. It uses a syringe style suction with multiple ways to move the plunger which is a feature that I havent seen before but it works so perfect I would never settle for anything less asfter using this. My review probably seems a little over the top with praise but I really cant explain how much of an upgrade this thing is from my old baster style. You can very precisely control how much gets sucked up and how much gets spit out which is impossible with one of those rubber bulbs. Also this comes with two feeders! 24 bucks seems steep until you realize you are getting two of these things. So if this ever eventually breaks I will have a backup ready to go. If you are thinking about buying this, DO IT. Buy this immediately and never look back. You will wish you bought it sooner.
I received 6 pieces with no instructions and had to look back at the product in my orders to review what it looked like to assemble it and try to use it. They send you two, which is awesome. Once I figured out how to assemble it, I tested it with a small tea cup and water. Seemed to work really well and I was excited. Then, when I used it in the tank it would work fairly well, but if the handle was a little submerged in water it wouldn't release. The other issue is the tube keeps popping off from the handle into the tank and I have to fish it out, which is annoying. It’s an awesome concept but needs some tweaks. It’s possible I didn’t assemble it correctly and I’m hoping the company sends my some helpful tips or uses this review as a way to work out the kinks. That is why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5. It works better than everything else I’ve used to directly feed fish and corals. Thanks!
Went together easy. Perfect for getting food down to coral deep in tank. It does have a design issue. The compression fitting that holds tube in place is not near long enough to hold tube securely. It kept slipping out of fitting. My fix was to use a couple of heat shrink tubes to overwrap the tube and compression nut. Have not had the tube slip out again.
I honestly think this thing is great. I recommend it to the other fish tank nerds I know as one of the top tools I've bought. It's very easy to control how much comes out, where it goes, and even suck things back up. The little roller for controlling the piston, which then controls the water going in or out works great.
I have used basic basters, the fancy super long basters, and even bought the two little fishies contraption. This is the only one I use now because it's easy to use and accurate.
And then above all that it's cheap. 2 for $20.
I personally never use it with the rubber tip on, since I don't ever need that much accuracy, and if I did I'd just hold the feeder over the coral or whatever and let the food come out.
It’s made of good sturdy materials. The assembly is easy, I read the comments and took the advice to mark with a sharpie the depth so help me know when the tube was inserted completely. It takes a few times to get the feel of each method but once you get it down this thing is SO USEFUL! The tip is a soft silicone, so it bends with resistance. The downside of this is it will close up if you suction in too fast. I really appreciate the length since this helps me suction things off my sand and rocks without having to glove up and dive into my tank.
I love this thing! I use it to target feed frozen food to my corals and mandarin fish. Super easy to control the volume of food dispensed and the rate. Long enough to reach the bottom of the tank. Behaves exactly like a lab pipettor. There’s nothing to assemble.. just stick the tube in the bottom of the suction mechanism and it’s good to go!
It works, my fish is able to feed, but it definitely took some trial and error to figure out exactly what I needed to do. In order to use this product, I have a bowl dedicated to pouring the portion of food for my pleco. I, then, take the tube and fill it with a small amount of water from the tank. I pour that water on the food. Once the food has settled back down, I suck the food along with the water into the tube. I carefully angle the tube into the water to the area where the pleco feeds and let the food fall out of the tube using gravity. If I plunge, it usually causes the food to blow out of the feeding area and onto the gravel substrate. It is also very convenient for cleaning up uneaten food from the gravel substrate.
This product works well I like the dial feature. But the way it is constructed both were broken on the tops. That did not affect the function.and the way the plastic insert sticks in to the suction mechanism is flimsy at best. But u get what u pay for.