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Old 02-09-2011, 09:30 AM   #1
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Lighting timer

Going to be running a dual metal halide plus atinics and lunar lights. What should I use as a timer? Thinking about the coralife timer
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Old 02-09-2011, 09:55 AM   #2
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go to home depot/lowes and pick up a timer there. about half price of the one you are considering.
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Make sure you get the heavy duty model lighting timer. It will have a three prong outlet so you know it is grounded.
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:43 AM   #4
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I hate to say bad things, but I have had five of those corallife timers. Most of them have gone bad. Those were the mechanical ones though. Even the new design. I have three going right now. One is not so good. The lose time or they stop entirely. They are a great idea though. Id payy.more for a digital one.
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Yeah I was real hesitant to spend 50 bucks on the coralife one. So I should go with separate timers. That should help with amp loads as well huh?
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im not sure but i just use and old christmas light one, it doesnt always turn on itself but i get up when its supposed to turn on so i can help it out
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I have the Marineland aquarium timers. Check on ebay, I got my timers there, about $5 each, they are designed for powerstrips so they don't "hog" more than one outlet! At regular pet stores they are over $10!
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Old 02-09-2011, 05:15 PM   #9
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I found a near twin of the Coralife timer for <$20 at Ace Hardware. It says "Not for aquarium use" on it, but it works quite nicely.

You can get a deal on leftover Christmas light timers. I picked up an outdoor 2-outlet 3-prong timer from Menards for $6 last weekend.
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my Coralife digital works great
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