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Old 06-26-2005, 01:32 AM   #1
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Another vacation question, not about food

I will be gone for a few days, leaving on a Tues, returning on a Thurs. I am very uncomfortable putting my lights on a timer. Will the fish be ok without the lights for a few days? I don't have anything that "needs" light.
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Old 06-26-2005, 02:01 AM   #2
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Mine were fine. Think of it as a stormy cloud that covers the sky a couple days...
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The fish will be fine without lights. As long as you don't have corals, you're in the clear.
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what is wrong with timers?? They are great, what a PIA it is truning on/off the lights every day and trying to keep a good schedule.
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I recently added a timer to my lights and I love it. One less worry to deal with.
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You should be just fine to leave the lights off for a couple days, Meredith. I do suggest you get some timers. It makes life a bit easier for you. Go to Wal Mart and get some digital timers. They are very accurate and have a battery back-up so they keep great time. Very safe.
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Lando is right, the digital timers are great IMO. It's worth spending a little bit more money on quality timers than having to deal with the frustration of your lights coming on at random times.
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It's worth spending a little bit more money on quality timers than having to deal with the frustration of your lights coming on at random times.
About $15 each. Your fish will appreciate the regualr schedule as well.
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Loving my timer.
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Hooray for my timers!

I have one perm. installed hard wired into my setup, then a couple more controlling the actinics & PHs.
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