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Old 09-11-2011, 04:46 PM   #11
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Do y'all think I could hook up a timer to the ballast?
Yeah, just make sure you get one of the more heavy duty timers because Metal Halides pull quite a bit of juice. I'd also try and get a digital one, the mechanical timers with the dial tend to where out fairly fast in my experience and then they start losing time and your light cycle will end up out of wack. Even better yet, if you've got any extra money a controller is a better investment. I have a profilux and love it but it's a bit pricey. A good cheap controller is the Reef Keeper Lite. I think you can pick it up for like $99??...I think
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I researched the controller you said you liked. I don't mind spending extra money (have to find an overtime job)...I just want a quality product, so I don't worry about it breaking on me. So do u just plug everything into this device? I like the digital display screen on it...very cool!!
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I researched the controller you said you liked. I don't mind spending extra money (have to find an overtime job)...I just want a quality product, so I don't worry about it breaking on me. So do u just plug everything into this device? I like the digital display screen on it...very cool!!
Yeah, you can do alot with a controller. As far as lights go, you just plug them into it and set the times for them to turn on and off. There are quite a few good controllers out there so you should do your research. I've owned the Reef Keeper Lite, the Aqua Controller Apex, and now a Profilux, all of which are great controllers.
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