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Old 02-08-2006, 07:31 PM   #1
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Small increment timers

Does anyone make a timer that works in small increments, like a minute or so? I want to create an auto top off system using a powerhead and some tubing connected to a timer that will run it for like a minute once a day.
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Dunno, but have you thought about a float for your top off instead of a timer?
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try a digital timer for house lighting. i think they can be set by the minute.

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You would have to have a pretty low flowing ph of <60 gph or use a ball valve to control flow even for just 1 minute. If your dead set on doing it this way I’d use the Timex Electronic Seven Day Timer which can be set in 1 minute increments.

Still, I agree with austinsdad about getting a float for ease and less hassle.
This one from premiumaquatics.com is only $60

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can this be used in the main tank though? i don't have a sump. i was thinking about the timer method because it seems less obtrusive
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You should be able to adjust the “float switch” higher from where it suctions so you could use it in the main tank as well. Also I found 3 other suppliers of for this switch.
ultralifedirect.com
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