I'm trying to figure out the easiest way to wire up the following four pieces of equipment:
- Circulation pumps
Basically, I'm looking to have two switches, one for "feeding", which would turn off everything except the heater, and a second for "cleaning" which turns all 4 devices off. (Or would it be a single, 3-position switch?)
I'm trying not to purchase a ReefKeeper or Apex, as the tank is a nano and doesn't really require all those extra whistles and bells.
Does anyone know of how to easily (and safely) do this? I'm well versed in electrical wiring, and am comfortable soldering.
I initially thought of having two standard light switches in parallel, and the heater directly hanging off of the "cleaning" switch. The other 3 pieces would then be run off a single shared buss connected in series to the switches. However, for that to work, if I had the "cleaning" switch in the "off" position, it would only turn off the heater, unless the "feeding" switch is also turned off.
My guess here is that I'm going to have to perhaps use an Arduino, but can it control mains power?