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andiesch
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PostPosted: 2007.01.29(Mon)16:22    Post subject: timers Reply with quote

does anyone have timers on their lights so they go on and off at certain times?

hehe my florescent lights go off at 9 and my moon lights come on! Very Happy
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brett_fishman
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Location: Parksville, BC, Canada

PostPosted: 2007.01.29(Mon)16:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have my timer set to come on at 7am and turn off a 9pm...

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Michael L.
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Location: Nanaimo, B.C, Canada

PostPosted: 2007.01.29(Mon)19:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have timers on my 55. Lights turn on a 7 a.m and the turn off a 12:30 p.m. Then they go back on at 2:30 p.m and turn back off a 7 p.m. Keeps the algae away in the planted tanks.
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Marcos Avila
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Joined: 05 Feb 2003
Location: Santo Andre (Brazil)

PostPosted: 2007.01.29(Mon)19:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

Timers are a convenience in any tank, but they're almost a necessity if you have a planted tank and your work/study hours are irregular. I have timers running on all my tanks right now.
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Liveinabox419
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PostPosted: 2007.01.29(Mon)21:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a timer for my 26 gallon. It comes on at 12 noon and goes off at 12 midnight. Its a hudge help!
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fishlover888
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PostPosted: 2007.01.30(Tue)8:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have two timers for my 125 g tank. One for main lights, one for moon lights. Moon lights come on 1 hour before main light, off 1 hour after main lights, they are on again 1 hour before main lights are off, stay on for another hour.

This is to less the impact of sudden light changes to the fish.

I also used to have a timer for my air pump. Since I don't use it any more, I took it out.

Yeah, timers are necessity these days.
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