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Old 12-02-2012, 10:02 PM   #138
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Originally Posted by theblondskeleton View Post

Now, to see how I can use this bad boy to control my CO2 - I'm SO sick of my mechanical timers getting jammed. Do you know of anyone who has a code/setup for this?
If all you need to do is activate a solenoid- That's easy. Just use a relay that accepts a 5V control signal. You can then switch the power to your solenoid "on/off" with the addition of a little extra code added to your lighting program. Here's some reading material for you-
Controllable Power Outlet - SparkFun Electronics
225 Gal, Glass "Reef Ready" w/ twin Iwaki Pumps & 2 Ocean Clear inline filters. Custom 320 watt LED Lighting system utilizing a 6' Maker's Heat Sink, 12 BridgeLux Vero 18's,3 purpose built 5 channel A6211 Led driver/Controllers,iAqua Aquarium Controller , and a 20lb CO2 system w/ Milwaukee Ph Controller.
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