Eheim’s feedingSTATION solves the issue with food ending up in your overflow before it has time to sink. It also creates a centralized station for fish to venture for feeding. While the base is designed to work with Eheim’s auto feeders, the unit works great for manual feeding as well. The base even acts as a good spot to park your fish food container.
The rectangular pipe that extends into the water is clear, which makes it unobtrusive. Algae will eventually coat it, but that’s easy to remedy with some cleaning. The fact that removing it is easy helps in this regard. Any device that reduces food wasting away in your sump is a good thing. It’ll help reduce the buildup of organics and lower your feeding costs as well.