Originally Posted by lipadj46
buy an automatic feeder. Eheim makes a good one that they sell at petsmart. Those pyramids are pretty lame IMO.
I do have an automatic feeder, but I have a number of issues with it:
1) it is very hard to control the amount of flakes it puts in,
2) it needs the aquarium top to be open... a lot of water evaporates that way
3) I have a lot of floating plants, and it is very likely that the flakes/pellets will end up landing on top of them, and just end up disintegrating there.
however, none of the above drawbacks are very serious. if the pyramids are really that bad, I'll go with the automatic feeder again. that is why I wanted people's opinion on the pyramids.