Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 04-03-2008, 11:34 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 35
Does anyone use timers for day/night lighting?

I am curious as to what everyone uses (or if) as timers for the lighting system. I have been looking at the various Coralife power centers, specifically the digital model. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks.
__________________

__________________
Latitude_change is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2008, 11:40 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Tired of the mod power plays; gone to another forum
Posts: 267
I have 3, they work great. Look into pigtails/extenders if you have alot of transformer plus you are going to use. That way you can use all the outlets without any getting covered up.

I use the manual version where you flip the tabs
__________________

__________________
tawolcott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2008, 11:41 AM   #3
Sliced Bread
 
neilanh's Avatar


 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 8,482
I have a couple. 1 digital single unit and one dual unit. Haven't had any issues with either of them.
__________________
~Neilan
In the DC Metro Area? Check out GWAPA and WAMAS
neilanh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2008, 11:48 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
fijiwigi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Eastern Washington
Posts: 1,726
I have a coralife digital power strip. Programmable and have had to reprogram it a few times if you unplug it you lose all programming. I like it, but the timers you can just turn seem to be far less complex and just as functional.
__________________

FijiWigi_Tank_photos
120G Oscar tank in progress
fijiwigi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2008, 12:08 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Sadielynn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1,835
I use a RK2 on our display which controls the fans , and heater as well which can be a bit difficult with a nanoreef ,and the frag tank I just use 2 heavy duty timers for pools/ponds and spas the 2 heavy duty ones suck since you can NOT change out the battery backup with out loosing your programing
I have also heard nightmares of the coralife strips as well so I shyed away from those , however lowes and I am sure other home improvement stores carry strips with the timers in for 1/2 the price of the coralife strips
__________________
Sadielynn
Nanoreefing site
2 nanos
10 gallon ~6.5 gallon custom
Sadielynn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2008, 12:35 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 35
Great advice everyone. Thanks!!
__________________

__________________
Latitude_change is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
light, lighting, night, timers

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is there a chat day or night? FWaddict Aquaria Off-Topic 2 06-23-2007 11:37 PM
Night and Day lighting - I'm confused MoxieGrrrl Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 12-05-2004 12:11 AM
Lighting and timers bckane Saltwater Reef Aquaria 8 05-06-2004 11:26 AM
simulated day/night lighting? wanderer90 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 4 09-15-2003 08:30 PM
Ich by day, gone by night nugrad2005 Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 1 07-08-2003 05:12 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.