|Automatic Fish Feeder in Action.|
- An Electronic Analog Alarm Clock like Orpat Alarm clock.
- A small plastic cylindrical light weight container (preferably transparent). I took a small container in which you get camphor balls used in religious rituals (Pooja).
- A small plastic straw/pipe. A pipe used in Aquaguard water purifier is fine. Its diameter is around 7-8 mm.
- Make the hole for the straw on the drum, a bit smaller so that you do not have to use a glue to hold it in place. You can then create 2-3 small straw with different cut size to dispense different amount of food. Whenever you have less fishes in tank you can use the straw having a smaller cut.
- Do not load the drum full. Keep it half filled otherwise all the pellets may drop out in one go.
- Try to get the lightest cylindrical drum so that you can fill more food pellets.
- Every clock needle motor has a threshold of how much load it can take. So do not over load the clock with a heavy drum filled with food pellets.
- You can use mustard seed for testing your DIY Automatic Fish Feeder.