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Old 03/10/2015, 12:39 PM   #76
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The unit will be self cleaning, self portioning based on user input, etc, etc, etc. The unit will be able to accept home made or prepared foods equally, it will not be a proprietary system. Cooling is definitely easier than freezing, we really want to use solid state chilling instead of a compressor for the size/cost factors but the temp differential of frozen to shoved under someones reef tank is pretty large, the massive amounts of ambient humidity don't help either.

So what are you all willing to pay for a self contained automatic frozen food feeder that doses precision amounts of food as many times a day as you like, integrates with aquarium controllers, self cleans all the lines after every food dose, notifies you when you need to add more food, and looks good and is easy to maintain? Anything can be built, not everything can be built at a certain price point.


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Old 03/10/2015, 01:34 PM   #77
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So what are you all willing to pay for a self contained automatic frozen food feeder that doses precision amounts of food as many times a day as you like, integrates with aquarium controllers, self cleans all the lines after every food dose, notifies you when you need to add more food, and looks good and is easy to maintain? Anything can be built, not everything can be built at a certain price point.
I'd pay $1,000 without even thinking about it. If it was > $1,000 I would still buy it, but I would wait for reviews before laying down the cash.


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Old 03/10/2015, 01:49 PM   #78
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I'd like to see the price point around $500ish. I think that would be an easy sale to a lot of consumers. With that being said, not sure if it could be made and sold for a profit at that point(no idea what cost would go into it). I would pay up to $750-1000 if I had to and the capabilities supported the cost.


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Old 03/10/2015, 03:27 PM   #79
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I'd like to see the price point around $500ish. I think that would be an easy sale to a lot of consumers. With that being said, not sure if it could be made and sold for a profit at that point(no idea what cost would go into it). I would pay up to $750-1000 if I had to and the capabilities supported the cost.
Well, I'd expect you just give me one so I can beta test it :-D


No, I think at first a price of around $450-650 would be unheard of and amazing. For anyone serious about the hobby, that's nothing but chump change. But if it were able to be lowered down to the $250-$350 mark, then you'd make a lot of people get one that might not have cared too much in the past.


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Old 03/12/2015, 09:13 PM   #80
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I would be in around $250 but again I'm on the broke scale of things and maybe not truly your target demographic.


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Old 03/20/2015, 11:22 PM   #81
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The unit will be self cleaning, self portioning based on user input, etc, etc, etc. The unit will be able to accept home made or prepared foods equally, it will not be a proprietary system. Cooling is definitely easier than freezing, we really want to use solid state chilling instead of a compressor for the size/cost factors but the temp differential of frozen to shoved under someones reef tank is pretty large, the massive amounts of ambient humidity don't help either.

So what are you all willing to pay for a self contained automatic frozen food feeder that doses precision amounts of food as many times a day as you like, integrates with aquarium controllers, self cleans all the lines after every food dose, notifies you when you need to add more food, and looks good and is easy to maintain? Anything can be built, not everything can be built at a certain price point.
If you make it, I will buy it.


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Old 03/26/2015, 08:37 PM   #82
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I would probably pay around 500.. Anything more than that would require a confession booth


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Old 04/03/2015, 07:49 AM   #83
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I am in the beginning stages of a DIY Refrigerator auto fish feeder. After running some loose numbers....mini frig, doser, plumbing, etc....$500 is a realistic number.

I think if your system can do refrigerated and frozen foods....than that is where the advantage lies. Yes...it needs to be self cleaning, somewhat compact, reliable, and have the ability to dose multiple types of foods. Keep us posted.....good luck!!


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Old 04/06/2015, 05:23 AM   #84
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I'm in for around $500. The benefits for the livestock far outweighs the cost.


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Old 04/14/2015, 11:14 AM   #85
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I know I'm late to this game, but...

I'd go $500-$1,000, depending on capacity, method of delivery, what type of external equipment needs to be purchased (like pumps to mount it in a remote location, plumbing, etc.) so on....

It makes the tank essentially go on autopilot; and for me that's easily worth the $1k investment.

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Old 04/24/2015, 03:46 PM   #86
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Can we maybe get this thing crowd funded? I would happily put my money down ahead of time to get a place in line up front and help get this product as a priority to get out the door.

Also, I am willing to make a down-payment on a feeder if that will be able to help get the ball rolling.


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Old 06/29/2015, 12:34 PM   #87
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So; are there any updates?

Just came back from a week's vacation to find chaos. Not exactly sure what/when happened, but it ain't pretty...

Wishing that feeder was available right about now...

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Old 07/22/2015, 08:04 AM   #88
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I would love to get an update, maybe even a beta unit invite if someone at Avast deems me so worthy a consumer to do so :-D


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Old 07/27/2015, 08:31 AM   #89
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I'm still very much interested in an update on this feeder...


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Old 11/20/2015, 04:28 AM   #90
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Any news on the frozen feeder? Maybe some pics?

PS: I would pay 500-1500!


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Old 12/05/2015, 02:28 PM   #91
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At this point, I'm seriously looking at doing an Elliot-style Franken Feeder.


Google it.


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Old 12/10/2015, 03:34 PM   #92
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Old 12/12/2015, 01:25 AM   #93
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At this point, I'm seriously looking at doing an Elliot-style Franken Feeder.


Google it.
I like the concept if i had room for a fridge.

Looks like im gonna have to continue makeing my arduino frozen fish feeder.


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Old 01/15/2016, 11:33 AM   #94
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Updates?

Any updates from the Avast folks?

If the project is n hold due to the need to produce what you've already got, or didn't work out (It's me, not you, dear...), or whatever. I wasn't expecting a quick turnaround, just looking for some sort of progress.

I really want to give you gobs more money than I already have.

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Old 01/27/2016, 03:58 AM   #95
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Any more news on this idea?


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Old 01/28/2016, 01:50 AM   #96
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I'd like to be a bata tester for this product on my 500 gallon system
As all I feed my fish is frozen foods


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Old 12/05/2016, 11:00 PM   #97
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I know this is a real long shot, but any updates? Some of the stated goals are now being met by other products on the market. The DOS and GHL dosers can run in reverse to clear the dosing lines, there are magnetic stirs for mixing fluids before dosing, GHL can calculate the amount of fluids dosed, so if a user could input that data, you could figure out when to "top off or replace", and people are using off the shelf wine coolers for cooling. If you can create a cohesive unit that incorporates the above, I bet there would be a lot of people willing to spend the money.

As for the price, it would come down to the total value the feeder provides. Can I use my own containers or do I need to use a supplied one? Can I add multiple types of food/containers? How does it look? What is the overall size and footprint in my stand (cables, plugs, etc)? Depending on those factors, I'd be willing to spend anywhere from $250 - $1,000+.

So will you please take my money already?!


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Let's bring this dead forum to life again. Updates?


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