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Ok I’m new to the whole forum scene.. I have a redsea 250, established for about 5 years.. it’s setup with an apex fusion/ doser / refugium. Tank is stable and almost completely self sustaining, I have the ATO off my RODI.. only thing I really do is feed the fish/ tank. Which works great for me because I work odd hours mostly midnights and my hours are constantly changing.. I wanted to add an automatic feeder in my sump and attempt to feed the pellets through my return pump, hopefully they can saturate and flow through the pump.. has anyone tried this, also thinking of a pvc pipe from the feeder to the pump intake to help direct it.
 
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Problem you may have at the sump is, if they do not reach the pump, youre going to have ammonia-nitrate-Phosphate issues and algae plus cyano and even Dino
I use auto feeders and feed from the top without issue
 

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This isn't in my sump but I am experimenting with this now. I recently bought a Eheim feeder. I have an egg crate lid with a hinged door for manual feeding. I made a piece of egg crate with a clear plastic cup as a chute for holding floating food until it slowly sinks toward the power head. Not exactly what you are wanting but maybe gives you ideas. I would personally rather the food go into the display.
 

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I tried it, didn't work out to well. The pellets, even though I had a piece of PVC so the pellets would shoot directly into the return, seemed to just settle right next to the pump. Always had a huge pile of decomposing pellets.

I have since switched to feeding into the display with a feeder ring. Works great, and the pellets get a chance to hydrate, and sink before they just float across the surface and down the overflow.
 
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I tried it, didn't work out to well. The pellets, even though I had a piece of PVC so the pellets would shoot directly into the return, seemed to just settle right next to the pump. Always had a huge pile of decomposing pellets.

I have since switched to feeding into the display with a feeder ring. Works great, and the pellets get a chance to hydrate, and sink before they just float across the surface and down the overflow.
That’s exactly what I wanted to know.. I’m going to skip the whole sump idea and just feed into the display tank, really wanted to have it as clean looking as possible. Thank you
 
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