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    OK, I got my lights and my timers


    I wake up pretty late and go to bed late so while I was up I wanted to check out my fish.

    I made a schedule for my timers that looks like this.

    10 AM
    Blue Actinic Light Only

    11:00 AM
    Daylights & Blue Actinic Light

    9 PM
    Blue Actinic Light Only

    10 PM
    LED Lights Only (until 10am)

    What do you guys think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenix
    OK, I got my lights and my timers
    http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/5...owerpf2.th.jpg

    I wake up pretty late and go to bed late so while I was up I wanted to check out my fish.

    I made a schedule for my timers that looks like this.

    10 AM
    Blue Actinic Light Only

    11:00 AM
    Daylights & Blue Actinic Light

    9 PM
    Blue Actinic Light Only

    10 PM
    LED Lights Only (until 10am)

    What do you guys think?
    I would leave the LEDs on to midnight so that you have a period of complete darkness in the tank. I would then have the LEDs come back on at 8am and off at 12.

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    Well what if they run into each other?
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    OK The Official Lighting Schedule.



    The fan turns on for an hour every other hour while the main lights are on, what do you guys think of that? Should I have them on all the time when the lights are on?


    edited: to new schedule.
    Last edited by Fenix; 12-22-2007 at 01:01 AM.
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    That surge protector reminds me of "A Christmas Story". lol!

    I really shouldn't say anything, I have a worse mess of cables in my tank stand. I have 3 timers (display lights, fans, fuge light).

    To get the fans right, you will probably have to monitor your temps.

    Nice work on the schedule.
    Last edited by coachfraley; 12-21-2007 at 06:15 PM.
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    OK This is my final schedule
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    Schedule looks good, but I am very concerned about the safety of your rig there.
    8 tanks running now:
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    Cool thanks!

    Do you have a idea on making it more safe?
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    Personally I would avoid using those triple splitters, the green ones, and instead rig up my own outlet strip with the outlets spaced far enough apart to allow the timers to fit. I think at least put it on a fire-safe surface or put it in a firebox of some kind.
    8 tanks running now:
    1x 220 gallon, 2x55 gallon, 1x40 gallon long, 1x29 gallon, 1x20 gallon long, 1x5.5 gallon, 1x2 gallon
    Gouramis, barbs, rasboras, plecos, corys, tetras, fancy guppies, swordtails, ottos, rainbow shark, upside-down catfish, snails, and Max and Sparkles the bettas.

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    Hmm yeah I was going to put them all on strips but it would require an additional 2 strip and that takes up so much room so i went with my plan. I think I will tie the wires together and make it look neat. Whats a firesafe surface?
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