The Aspects Quick Clean Big Tube is the largest tube feeder made by Aspects, and it's one of our best selling feeders. We always get a lot of questions about them, so I though it might be nice take a look at some of the details that make this such a popular feeder.
The perches, top and base chassis are all powder coated die cast metal. They're available in 3 different finishes.
As you can see the Berry has a gloss finish and the spruce has a more textured look. Though I'm personally kind of partial to the Berry, Spruce is the top seller, and Antique Brass is a close second.
As I mentioned with a 3.5 quart capacity, and 4" diameter, it's the largest feeder that Aspects makes. The large size means you won't have to be out there filling it daily, and the large diameter makes it very easy to fill with whatever scoop or funnel you have available. Like all quality tube bird feeders the tube is UV stabilized polycarbonate. (That just means it won't turn yellow and brittle and fall to pieces after one season.)
The Aspects "Cardinal" Perch
The perches on the QC Big Tube have been ornithologically designed with cardinals in mind. You can't argue with that statement, I get plenty of visits from cardinals, and they definitely use this feeder more than my "Classic Big Tube" with the straight perches and smaller ports.
Speaking of the ports, not only are they wider, but they also have a bit of a brow over the top to help divert water around the port, that seems to work pretty well. The ports can be easily removed with a Phillips head screwdriver, but it's only something you might do annually.
What you will do regularly is take the base off to clean out crud buildup in the bottom of the feeder. It's a very simple design, basically you pinch the two spring loaded tabs on the bottom of the base, and that action retracts the pins that are holding the base on the tube.