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Old 08-06-2011, 02:06 PM   #11
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I use the "el cheapo" brand timers. I have several of them plugged into a surge protector that is plugged into a GFCI wall outlet. That outlet is the only thing on that electrical circuit. I ran it especially for the aquarium. GFCI is a must. Electricity and water mix way too well together. UL listed is also important too. At least in the USA. "Safety never takes a break" Lol.
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Old 08-07-2011, 12:56 AM   #12
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I got the dual model of this:
Aquarium Light Timers: Coralife Power Center

no complaints
That's a pretty sweet price for a pretty sweet timer, most the timers I find even at the hardware store are that price for half decent ones
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Old 08-07-2011, 01:10 AM   #13
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I'm sorry but my Coralife timer has Ben nothing but trouble for me. It may be because I have the digital one. You can not set up each individual socket for it's own time. You basically setup the yellow ones and the blue ones go on when the yellow go off. So you cannot make the actinics go on, and then have the main lights come on, they both would come on at the same time.
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Old 08-07-2011, 01:41 AM   #14
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I'm sorry but my Coralife timer has Ben nothing but trouble for me. It may be because I have the digital one. You can not set up each individual socket for it's own time. You basically setup the yellow ones and the blue ones go on when the yellow go off. So you cannot make the actinics go on, and then have the main lights come on, they both would come on at the same time.
How has it been nothing but trouble?

That is exactly how it is designed to function. You should have gotten the dual timer one, not the single(or two singles). Bashing it because it isn't what you need isn't fair.

I have the digital one and have had no problems.
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Old 08-07-2011, 01:53 AM   #15
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Oh, it also doesn't turn on the lights on time. It's set to on, and I read online that you might need to let it cycle for a day so I did just that and it's still did not turn on. I wasted $30 on a power strip because I have to still turn on the lights on/off manually. Go with cheaper wal-mart timers.
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Old 08-07-2011, 01:55 AM   #16
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I have a digital as well GE digital timer 20$ at walmart with 8 on off settings had it for a long time now it also has a battery backup
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I have a digital as well GE digital timer 20$ at walmart with 8 on off settings had it for a long time now it also has a battery backup
Can you customize each socket for different times?
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Batteryback up would be a very nice accomidation.. How long is the back up rated for?
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Yes you can customize each socket they are even labeled for easy set up which was easy took 5 mins

The battery back up is good for 36 hrs and the plug charges it so when the power goes out you don't have to reset it

I rely on this unit to keep my photo period at 8 hrs cause I have a lot of money in plants and I want optimal growth and I am happy as could be with it and would recommend it to anyone like I said it's 3 years old I think and does it's job and never had to reset it
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Ok well going to wal-mart tomorrow I guess...
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