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Old 08-06-2011, 12:36 AM   #1
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Good timer for lighting?

I just got my lighting in stock; metal halide, actinics and led moon lighting.

What do you guys use/recommend for a timer(s) that will independantely control my lights; they currently have separate power cords for each light, I just need to find a clean way to run timers. Any help?
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Old 08-06-2011, 02:12 AM   #2
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From what I've read, many people here just use the cheap Walmart timers. I've used them in the past with no problems but have not been able to find them locally lately.
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Old 08-06-2011, 03:37 AM   #3
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Yup wally world..also, don't go for thedigi screens..one more thing to mess up
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Old 08-06-2011, 03:41 AM   #4
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Coralife all the way.. I have 3 timers of theres.. UL rated they are convienent and dependeable
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Old 08-06-2011, 04:30 AM   #5
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The bit better ones at a home supply store with surge protectors and what not are a good option too, as good as aquarium rated just with out the aquarium price
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Old 08-06-2011, 08:28 AM   #6
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The bit better ones at a home supply store with surge protectors and what not are a good option too, as good as aquarium rated just with out the aquarium price
Thanks all. What I'm wondering though is if there is a surge made that has multiple timers built in. I have two 36" lights that I want to put each light set on its own timer. For example each light has three power cords. one cord for each light. I want to be able to put two power cords to one part of a surge to control that light, two to another part for that light and so on.
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I use X-10 appliance modules. The timers can be set with my computer, or with a control pad and can be controlled with remotes.
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Old 08-06-2011, 10:23 AM   #8
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I got the dual model of this:
Aquarium Light Timers: Coralife Power Center

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Old 08-06-2011, 10:54 AM   #9
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I got the dual model of this:
Aquarium Light Timers: Coralife Power Center

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Thats exactly what I was looking for! Thank you very much
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Old 08-06-2011, 11:07 AM   #10
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No problem
If you want white, actinic, and moonlight you'll have to get the dual version
if you just want white and actinic you can get the other one

It's nice to have it all on one timer because I use that to reverse cycle my fuge light
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