Being able to get out to shows and spend quality time chatting about new and upcoming products is one of the best things about this job, especially when companies start breaking out prototypes to show you. While at the CPR Aquatic booth at BAYMAC, were got to take a look at this prototype of a clip on feeding tube. You know when you feed your fish and the turbulence on top just pushes it all towards the overflow? This feeding tube would allow the food to stay in the water column by letting it slowly trickle down into the aquarium for the fish to eat instead of getting wasted by just taking a trip into your sump.
The prototype looks a little rugged since it was done on a 3D printer but CPR is looking to mold these in a smoky, translucent acrylic when it goes into production. Each feeding tube will come with three pieces — a top, optional middle extension, and bottom — along with a clip that will fit on a traditional aquarium lip or rotated 90 degrees to secure on a Euro-braced tank. We aren’t sure when these will go into production but expect them to retail around the $10 range. Click through for another image.