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  1. #1

    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    inland northwest, U.S.A.

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    You need an AC fish to distract you from the rude truckers... - Rue A piece of cake to thank everybody that posted in my anniversary thread for their kind words. - gadget228 Merry X-mass and thank you - Cliff Because Goldfish are awesome :) - Xavier Thx for the rep - kingkarter 
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    Default Finally had to change timers

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    We have so many power outages in my area, due to trees falling on power lines and/or careless drivers (going too fast) plowing into power poles, that my aquarium timers finally gave out. These were the complicated rotary dial kind, and after being reset so many times, they wouldn't hold their position anymore.

    Finally found some simpler digital kind that have a back-up battery to tide them over during an outage. So far, they seem to be working. For once, the instructions provided are clear and easy to understand. No PhD needed with these! LOL!

    Simpler is usually better.

    20 gal. high: planted; 3 white cloud minnows, several RCS, 2 blue shrimp, 5 Amano shrimp, several snails; AC50, Azoo air. 65 gal: planted; 7 rosy barbs, 2 glofish,, 1 zebra danio, 1 rosy red (fathead) minnow, 2 dojo loaches, several snails; AC110 x 2.

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    Can you give us a link to the new timer you have?
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal
    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal
    29 Gallon: ... Journal

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Seattle Side of the Mountains

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    hopefully this one shows up. - KingFisher It's the closest thing I could find to a snowflake. - Taurus Happy Birthday Girl. Wishing you many more. Ya thats why the Champagne is in play. hehehe - Strider199 For piping up - ~firefly~ Merry Christmas! - ~firefly~ 
    Merry Christmas - Cliff Merry Christmas - gadget228 Thank you and Happy Holidays! - KingFisher Merry x-mas and a Happy New Year Trillianne - Strider199 Happy New Year!!! - Rue 


    1 Not allowed!
    I use this one by Westinghouse on my main tank for the past several years. No removable parts to lose, just push pins up and down and rotate the dial. It has a loud click when it goes off.

    I also have an Intermatic that I have had and used on and off for at least a decade, though not all of that was aquatic use. But it has removable pins to set the time so I have misfiled a set of pins for on/off, but its quieter.


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    Thanks Trilli, I need to get one for my lights, they are on way too long each day.
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal
    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal
    29 Gallon: ... Journal

  5. Default

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    I use Noma outdoor timers...inside and far they've been in use for 7 years with no problem, including the one that stays outside for my pond..not digital..just the dial. :-)

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    I've been using the below timer for a few years now. Works great for me
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL=""]

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    Thanks guys and gals, time to start reading up on these choices!
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal
    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal
    29 Gallon: ... Journal

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Elgin, Illinois USA

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    Cesarean Sections - Headaches - Hospice Care - Multiple Myeloma - gronlaura 


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    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    75 gal - Smudge Spot Cories, Pristella Tetras, Scissortail & Red Tail Rasboras, Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
    29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras, Peacock Gudgeons
    Future 40 Long - Fiery Black Shiners, Panda Garra

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to's about learning to dance in the rain"

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