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worm feeder Do It Yourself

Discussion in 'Aquarium Equipment & Decor' started by cooltow1, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. cooltow1

    cooltow1 Thread Starter Member

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    Lemon, I know you feed a lot of worms you may want give it a try


    I came up with an idea to make a blood worm feeder.I read somewhere (cant remember where) about cone shaped worm feeders that can be purchased at the lfs.I rummaged thru my parts box and came up with the parts I needed to make it so i didnt have to spend money on something that maybe my fish wouldnt like. I have pics. Heres a list of what i used.

    1.suction cup (found a large pack at Dollar Tree store) they have ones with little plastic hooks that are held on by a little loop on the cup
    2.zip tie (self explanitory)
    3. end off intake tube for filter


    Now to assemble the unit:
    1.run zip tie thru loop on suction cup connect the ends and pull together to form a loop
    2.place intake tube end into loop you made make sure its centered around the top part that is the thickest
    3.tighten zip tie (not so tight that it cracks the plastic)
    4.snip off the left over zip tie flush with the locking part
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  2. stevenrox

    stevenrox New Member

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    lol red neck ideas!!!
     
  3. cooltow1

    cooltow1 Thread Starter Member

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    At least it didn't start with
    "hey!! watch this"

    Rick
     
  4. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    or..for 99cents--> <a class="postlink" href="http://www.fish.com/item/lees-aquarium-cone-worm-feeder-large/710125/?srccode=FSHFRGLE&mr:trackingCode=671284E5-0F82-DE11-9973-0019B9C2BEFD&mr:referralID=NA" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.fish.com/item/lees-aquarium- ... erralID=NA</a>

    and

    <a class="postlink" href="http://www.bigalsonline.com/edealinv/servlet/ExecMacro?nurl=control/StoreItem.vm&siId=1380076&catParentID=18353&scId=18353&ctl_nbr=3684&utm_source=Froogle&utm_campaign=FroogleUSA+Datafeed&utm_medium=Comparison+Shopping&CAWELAID=388699922" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.bigalsonline.com/edealinv/se ... =388699922</a>
     
  5. angelLuver

    angelLuver New Member

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    lol @ rick !!! to funny
     
  6. cooltow1

    cooltow1 Thread Starter Member

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    I most likely spent more that building that

    Rick
     
  7. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    that's why I linked it (for future).

    Plus the LARGE size store ones have a removable cup for easy rinsing.
    I use them on occassion for frozen bloodworms when/if I need to feed them before their lights come on (gives it time to "thaw" and disperses slower)
     
  8. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Well-Known Member

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    i think it's a good idea...wish i would've come up with it.
     
  9. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    I agree, it's definately a good idea...especially if you have the things just laying around ;)
     
  10. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Active Member

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    One of my LFS does something just like this... so suction cup... a filter tube zip tied to the cross brace on top of the tank