Picture this: Your vacation is finally planned. You got the time off of work. You scheduled someone to take the dog. But your heart drops when you realize: who can I rely on to feed my fish?

Don’t fret. The Neptune Systems Automatic Feeding System (AFS) is your go-to, stress-free, automated feeding system.

Like humans, optimal feeding for aquatic animals are smaller meals, multiple times per day. A staggered feeding schedule in your aquarium will also help keep your water clean.  If you’re monitoring water quality using ORP (oxidation reduction potential), you can hold your feedings until the ORP you want is restored. With the AFS, you can use your Apex to schedule precise days, times, and amounts of food that get distributed.  Your feedings can be as multifaceted or intricate as you want to make them!

Neptune Systems doesn’t skip a beat on this stuff as they’ve worked with Reed Mariculture (the manufacturer of Reef Nutrition foods) to create an exclusive food called the Crossover Diet. These pellets are an all-in-one food for both fish and coral! Even if you don’t have coral, this food will benefit other micro-fauna in your tank. (Cost for a 3 oz. pouch is $12.99).

Another feature of the Automatic Feeding System is the sealed food container that extends and retracts during each feeding. This motorized movement will safeguard against moisture getting into the food causing it to clog the feeder. The AquaBus cable that connects the Apex and the AFS can also connect multiple feeders so you can feed different types of food if needed… They just think of everything!

To summarize the features of the Automatic Feeding System:

  • 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.
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    “Stay-dry” system has a sealed food container.
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    The lowest setting feeds just a few grains of pellet food so multiple small feedings are possible.
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    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.
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    Adjustable mounting clip extends up to two inches (or velcro can be used) so it will work in almost every aquarium configuration.
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    Includes 15 foot AquaBus Cable
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    Bonus: FREE Sample of Crossover Diet food included!
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    Compatible with the Apex and Apex Jr. Aqua Controllers.

With the AFS, your feeding dilemmas have been averted!

Enjoy your vacation knowing you will return to a clean and not overly fed aquarium. Too bad the same can’t be said for the dog!