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The Plank Automatic Feeder - FACTORY 2nd

The Plank Automatic Feeder - FACTORY 2nd

3 reviews
$ 209.00 $ 167.20

This is a fully featured, warranted and supported version of the Plank Automatic Feeder except with minor cosmetic blemishes.


Every now and then, one of our printers has a hiccup and makes a positioning error.  This creates a ridge less than 1mm wide on a part, as seen on the left side of the keg body in the photo.  It's just annoying enough that we can't consider it "normal", even though the part is functionally just fine.  We also can't stand wasting material like that.  So we build and test them as usual and offer them at a discount.  If your feeder will be in a visible location, you might opt for the standard Plank.  Otherwise, these are great for over-sump installations, inside canopies, coral farms, etc.


Note this is not a reconditioned or otherwise used feeder.  All Factory 2nd units are brand new with full warranty.


YES, this version of the Plank also comes with a free bag of Reef Jerky!  You will receive some of the best food out there to put in your new feeder.

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Bill O.
United States

Big fan of Avast Marine and The Plank!

Another great purchase from AM! When my Neptune Apex auto feeder just died I decided I was not overly happy with its performance. It was inconsistent in dosing, really loud, and broke just a couple years in. Even though I am also an Apex fan I was over it on their feeder. So I was a slightly aware of the plank after buying the Avast Marine kalk stirrer DIY kit last year. I’ve been pretty happy with that so I decided to take a closer look at the plank. The price had me hesitant but fortunately I was able to take advantage of the factory 2nd sale. After the first month in service all I can say is WOW. Such a great design and very well thought out. So versatile with food types, I am finally able to dose reef chili properly. They even included a nice size packet of their reef jerky. Great instructions on the website on how to program my apex for precise micro feeding all day long. A little simple assembly, then plug and play. Also runs virtually silent. Finally, I want to mention the customer service. Some nice personal touches included in the shipping, you can just tell they care about their customers. I never write reviews but I’m so happy with this purchase that here I am. If you are on the fence, go for it. In my opinion there isn’t a better feeder out there, or better company to buy it from. Thanks to the team at Avast for your high standards and great products.

Gregory D.
United States United States


So far the plank has been flawless. It does what it says and it does it well. Also didn't think I was going to like the reef jerky but that's impressed me as well.

Avast Marine Works The Plank Automatic Feeder - FACTORY 2nd Review
A Avast Marine Works Customer
United States United States

Game Changer

The Avast Plank is a total game changer. I had one on my smaller 32 gallon tank, and now this one will be going on a larger 126g system. On the 32 gallon tank, no automatic feeder could properly portion out food into such a small tank. Things like the Neptune feeder was incredibly loud and inconsistent at best. I had to modify it a lot to try to reduce how much food was put in. With the Plank, I have such precise amounts fed throughout the day. My fish and corals look to be pretty happy! The factory second isn’t bad at all, I actually don’t even know what the “blemish” is? It looks great and works just as well as my first.