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Old 02-05-2012, 07:07 PM   #1
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Can anybody recommend a timer?


I have been needing to get a timer for my co2 and lights. I bought a Brinks one and it never worked. Which ones do you use and can I plug a power strip into it so I can control my lights and solenoid at the same time. I have seen the Coralife power strips but they are kind of pricey.
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:12 PM   #2
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I bought one from petco for $10. I have a two way splitter plugged into it so I can control my lights and co2


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Old 02-05-2012, 07:34 PM   #3
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I use the brinks digital timer with battery back up (so they don't lose the time in the event of a power outage). I like them, I use them for my aquariums and my indoor carnivorous plants. I think they were $11 each at walmart.
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i like the cheap home depot analog timers. $5 for the one socket and i think $8 for the double


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Old 02-05-2012, 07:40 PM   #5
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I buy my from walmart. I plug 3 light into one timer using a 3 plug outlet.

All work.
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:47 PM   #6
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I use this one
http://www.amazon.com/Westinghouse-T...8471207&sr=8-1
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:10 PM   #7
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+1

The GE analog stuff. I don't trust the electric timers out there.

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Old 02-05-2012, 10:18 PM   #8
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i got mine from ikea $5 for 2 in a pack, cheap but they work
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Old 02-05-2012, 11:00 PM   #9
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intermatic heavy duty analog timers. has a grounded outlet. i've had a couple that became "tickers" overtime, you can hear the the clock ticking and whirring. still reliable timers, have had em for at about 20 years.
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:26 AM   #10
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I can't remember what specific brand/make/model/etc. I used in the past, but I would get one with all the little buttons or tabs around the circumference of the timer. I think most of the ones I've seen have a little button for every 1/2 hour.

I can't remember what I was doing at the time, but I would use those to be able to turn something on for a bit, off for a while, and then back on for a bit later in the day. I don't remember having any problems with them, and they seem like it's a basic enough technology that most available should work fine (sorta like a digital clock, or a radio or something).

I do remember having trouble finding timers that would accept grounded (3-prong) plugs.
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