Automatic Feeder With Bacter Ae

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I’m leaving town for a week soon and want to find some kind of auto feeder while I’m away. I have the EHEIM feeder for my 55 gallon, but it won’t work for my shrimp. I use a combination of Bacter AE, Shrimp Dinner pads, and Mineral Junkie. The rotating barrel types wouldn’t work because it would dump a ton of the powder. I’ve also read that the ones where you pre pour the portions can have moister problems and flakes and powder get stuck and don’t come out. Anyone have any suggestions?
 

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Personally I think your shrimp will be fine for a week. How big is your colony? I sometimes leave a chunk of zucchini on a skewer when I’m gone. But only big enough for them to finish it in a couple of days. Then they will be ok just eating biofilm etc. Otherwise, I have no suggestions on auto feeders, sorry. I think they cause more harm than good.
 
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There are about 11-15 adult shrimp. I guess I could always just get an Indian almond leaf too.
 

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Drewbacca said:
There are about 11-15 adult shrimp. I guess I could always just get an Indian almond leaf too.
Yeah that’s also a great idea.
 

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Your shrimp will be absolutely fine for a week without feedings.
 

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No more than a 1/4 spoon of bactor AE the day you leave and a very small 1/2" square of cooked zucchini and they'll be fine
 
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It turns out I’m gonna have some Endler’s in there too, so I will have an autofeeder with some small flakes. That may be enough.
 
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