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Neptune Systems Apex Automatic Feeding System (AFS)

Neptune Systems Apex Automatic Feeding System (AFS)

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Neptune Systems Apex Automatic Feeding System (AFS) Information




The Automatic Feeding System (AFS) is the only automatic fish feeder designed specifically to work with the Apex AquaController. Not only does it seal your food to keep it dry, but it meters out small amounts of food on the schedule you set right in your Apex. And, you can set up more complex feeding routines that tell it to feed only after doing things like turning off your pumps, skimmer, etc. and then having them come back on automatically after feeding time!

Features
  • Feeds pellet or flake food in varying amounts Apex can be set so that the AFS will feed from one time to as many times as you like throughout the day
  • Connects via the Apex Aquabus “Stay Dry” system has a sealed food container that extends and retracts for each feeding. This keeps food dry and prevents clumping and clogging.
  • The lowest setting feeds just a few grains of pellet food so multiple small feedings are possible
  • Allows for optimal feeding — small amounts many times a day
  • Feedings can be combined with other operations such as powering off return pumps, skimmer, etc. and then automatically turning them back on after a set amount of time.
  • Adjustable mounting clip extends up to two inches (or velcro can be used) so it will work in almost every aquarium configuration.
  • Includes 10′ AquaBus-mini Cable Compatible with the Apex, Apex Lite, and Apex Jr. AquaControllers.
  • Multiple feeders can be daisy-chained together so that you can have more feed for extended periods away from home or if you want to feed two different kinds of foods.



Manufacturer Info

Neptune Systems Aquarium Supplies
Neptune Systems is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of aquarium controllers. The company was founded in 1995 for the purpose of developing affordable water quality monitoring and control instrumentation. Their engineering team has extensive expertise in computer hardware and software system design as well as a background in water quality analysis. Neptune Systems uses these finely-honed engineering skills to develop innovative monitoring and control solutions for use in reef and fresh water aquariums, aquaculture tanks, hydroponics systems and general laboratory use. Neptune Systems is best known for their AquaController line. The company is known for their innovation and customer centricity.
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Neptune Systems Apex Automatic Feeding System (AFS) Reviews



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LOUD but nice

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Reviewers Rating Great


Posted: 5/2/2014
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: VERY LOUD. Also pellets seem to just fall right out of it. Not sure how to keep them in without them coming out. Not a lot of space for a good amount of pellets. I constantly have to refill it. It is a very good idea and easy to program.


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APEX feeder

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Reviewers Rating Great


Posted: 4/29/2014 from RAYNE, LA UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: The APEX auto feeding system is fantastic, easy to install and works as advertised. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is because the food floats too long before it sinks. To correct this problem, I made a floating ring out of a plastic lid. The food drops into the lid and is kept there until it sinks. Problem solved and only took me 30 minuets to fix.


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Amaze-balls

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 4/18/2014 from CHINO, CA UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: This thing is absolutely fantastic and makes it worry free to feed the fishes while I'm away. I took off half a star for the noise that it makes but it's not a deal-breaker


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Excellent

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 4/10/2014 from DALLAS, TX UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: Excellent feeder, protects the food from moisture and it is controlled by the APEX.


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Fantastic

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 4/5/2014 from Plainfield,Il
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: Mounted under a canopy over a 220 saltwater tank. Works great so far. Fish love the sample pellets that come with it. Now I need to program my Apex to turn off the skimmers and pumps during the feeding cycle. Hope I can figure that out. It doesn't look that hard


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Very easy setup

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Posted: 2/6/2014 from CT
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Setup was very easy, simply followed the directions that were supplied in the box. I'm feeding 2x per day with one rotation. The problem was with the food pellets I'm using. I bought sinking variety but the surface tension of the water still floats 80% of the food. It was just drifting down the back of aquarium into the sump. Solution: I fashioned a floating ring from the top of a vegetable freezer container. It floats directly below the feeder and the food falls into the floating ring giving the fish an opportunity to feed. Eventually the pellets will sink and the sump does not have any food in it.


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LOUD but nice

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Posted: 2/5/2014 from Gilbert, AZ UNITED STATES
3.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: VERY LOUD. Also pellets seem to just fall right out of it. Not sure how to keep them in without them coming out. Not a lot of space for a good amount of pellets. I constantly have to refill it. It is a very good idea and easy to program.


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Very Noisy

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Posted: 12/26/2013 from ELKMONT, AL UNITED STATES
3.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Great feature that it works natively with the Apex; however, it is very noisy. Neptune says that the noise is normal, but I wonder what design changes could have been made to make it quieter.


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Good Feeder but Noisy

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Posted: 12/8/2013 from BOUNTIFUL, UT UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: This will be the third auto feeder I've owned. I love the prospect of plug and play with my Apex and all the features that can be used with the controller and it all seems to work as advertised which is awesome (just FYI you must update your Apex to at least 4.3 in order for the AFS to work). All that said it is the nosiest autofeeder I've ever heard.


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