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Old 06-30-2004, 10:31 PM   #1
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Where to buy lighting timers?

Where would I find lighting timers - radio shack, walmart, home depot?

I want to control two pc light strips separately and two moon lights together so I'll have four power cords and essentially 3 devices- any brand recommendations?
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Old 06-30-2004, 10:49 PM   #2
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Go here http://www.captivereefs.com/captiver...bCatID=lt-time

or here http://www.bigalsonline.com/catalog/...tegory_id=2967

Same product. The first link is from a sponsor of AA, and the other is just a good price. Also, Captive Reefs has a 6%(?) discount for AA forum members last time I checked. I believe the coupon code was aquariumadvice.
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Old 06-30-2004, 10:51 PM   #3
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I bought mine from Wal-Mart. They are the older analog dial kind. They were around $6 a piece. You can also buy the electronic ones, but they are usually triple the cost of the analog ones.
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home depot have $7 timer and it has ground so it's better for the light
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Go here http://www.captivereefs.com/captiver...bCatID=lt-time

or here http://www.bigalsonline.com/catalog/...tegory_id=2967

Same product. The first link is from a sponsor of AA, and the other is just a good price. Also, Captive Reefs has a 6%(?) discount for AA forum members last time I checked. I believe the coupon code was aquariumadvice.
It says it has 4 timer controlled outlets. I noticed in the picture the two are yellow and two are blue - I'm assuming to indicate day and night. Do all four operate independantly or in pairs? I need to operate 3 seperate timers. One for 10,000K, one for actinic, and one for moon lights (two plugs for theses). Would the coralife strip do the job? I wish I had seen that earlier - I have an order from captviereefs ariving tomorrow.
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I just got one these, and no, it would not work for all three. Its 2 on, 2 off.
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Don't wanna leave the moonlights on 24/7?
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I got the $7 HD ones a few of them none has failed yet even after a few years. I'd just grab a few of those. Also if you have to many plugs and not enough timers just get a spliter they are all going into the same circit anyway
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Don't wanna leave the moonlights on 24/7?
Actually, I hadn't considered that. Are there any andvantages/disadvantages?
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the moonlight LEDS are rated for 500000-60000 hours of use. so if you leave them on it will be years before they burn out.
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