Million dollar idea? (but seriously...why isn't this being made?)

Argos

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Like everyone else in the aquarium hobby, I use the plastic feeder dishes in my tank. Mine is a simple square tray with suction cups. Inevitably the suction cups have began to deteriorate as they are predisposed to do. Why don't they make a feeding tray that is held on by aquarium safe magnets (ie like some glass cleaners) or attached via the rim of the tank if scratching is a concern?
Does anyone make such a thing?! Seems like a simple solution.


(Ok, ok, maybe not a million dollar idea but maybe a few bucks from acquaintances who have experienced the same thing :D)
 

jkkgron2

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I’ve never used feeding dishes. What type of foods do you put in there?
 

kallililly1973

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Never used them either but u could probably superglue a magnet to your dish then take another magnet and glue a thin piece of felt or cloth for the outside of the tank and your idea will come true
 
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Argos

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jkkgron2 said:
I’ve never used feeding dishes. What type of foods do you put in there?
Zucchini, cucumber, algae wafers, shrimp food. You name it I put it in there.
kallililly1973 said:
Never used them either but u could probably superglue a magnet to your dish then take another magnet and glue a thin piece of felt or cloth for the outside of the tank and your idea will come true
Well, you have to be worried about corrosion. You couldn't just put regular magnets into the tank. You could theoretically coat the magnets but I would still be worried about corrosion. I think the more feasible solution would be a hook over the rim maybe coupled with a suction cup. Seems easy enough.
 

LadyS

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Could you first plasti-dip the internal magnet, to seal it off from exposure to water?

Over in saltwater land, we have power heads that mount to the glass via an external magnet, so a rare earth magnet should be strong enough to still hold in place.
 

AvalancheDave

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Are there any silicone suction cups? The plasticizer leaches out of the standard rubber ones and they become inflexible. They can sometimes be resurrected with silicone oil though.

Silicone is flexible without the use of plasticizer and avoids the whole problem.
 

AcornTheBetta

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Argos said:
Like everyone else in the aquarium hobby, I use the plastic feeder dishes in my tank. Mine is a simple square tray with suction cups. Inevitably the suction cups have began to deteriorate as they are predisposed to do. Why don't they make a feeding tray that is held on by aquarium safe magnets (ie like some glass cleaners) or attached via the rim of the tank if scratching is a concern?
Does anyone make such a thing?! Seems like a simple solution.


(Ok, ok, maybe not a million dollar idea but maybe a few bucks from acquaintances who have experienced the same thing :D)
I also had an idea. My idea is little tabs that you stick into the watch that stick to the walls of your tank and constantly monitor all of the parameters and sends them to an app on your phone. It would also give you alerts and have a cycling mode that alerts you when ammonia goes to nitrite and then to nitrate.
 

fishnovice33

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Veggie/seaweed clips, feeding stations and feeding cones for live food...there are lots of food holders to clip to the side. Do you just mean a deep bowl of some sort?
 

jake37

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Never used them don't see the need. I stick a plant weight in raw zuc - it sinks; fishes eat and eat and all i have left is the weight to remove.
 

Foxxway

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AcornTheBetta said:
I also had an idea. My idea is little tabs that you stick into the watch that stick to the walls of your tank and constantly monitor all of the parameters and sends them to an app on your phone. It would also give you alerts and have a cycling mode that alerts you when ammonia goes to nitrite and then to nitrate.
I thought I saw something similar that does nitrite/nitrate alerts/temps. It'd be great if someone made a bluetooth monitor that did temps, kh, gh, ph, and the rest. They already have USB mini filters, like wicked tiny, I don't see why a talented indiv couldnt make one.
Maybe NFC tags could be used as well if they could be waterproofed? idk, just spitballing here.
 

Pfrozen

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Never even seen a feeding dish in the fish section lol
 
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Argos

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fishnovice33 said:
Veggie/seaweed clips, feeding stations and feeding cones for live food...there are lots of food holders to clip to the side. Do you just mean a deep bowl of some sort?
Here is mine. Don’t all those implement suction cups? I would be interested if you have such a thing that doesn’t use them.
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jake37 said:
Never used them don't see the need. I stick a plant weight in raw zuc - it sinks; fishes eat and eat and all i have left is the weight to remove.
My tank is heavily planted and “carpeted” fully. This allows acess without interference from plants and or damage to them. I also use beneficial pond snails. They aren’t in large numbers, as I don’t overfeed, but this just allows the otos and shrimp to finish food first.
Pfrozen said:
Never even seen a feeding dish in the fish section lol
Oops! Maybe it is just in my sphere of awareness as I only involve myself with heavily planted tanks and shrimp circles. Maybe it is more common in planted tank circles. Sometimes I can be rather oblivious.
 
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