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Old 02-23-2015, 04:10 PM   #1
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Timer/Regulator problem


I connected my aquatek mini to a timer I was using for my light. It works perfectly when the light is connected but for some reason, it won't turn off the regulator. It clicks on (on time), but won't turn off at the set time (does click at the scheduled time, just won't turn off the reg). So I'm having to unplug the regulator in the AM because it's supposed to turn off at 12am, when I wake up at 6am it's still running. I do have the timer set to "timer on".
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Old 02-23-2015, 04:24 PM   #2
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Have you tested the timer on some other electrical device?
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Old 02-23-2015, 07:30 PM   #3
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Have you tested the timer on some other electrical device?
Yes on my lights, works fine when I set the timer to the lights
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Does the solenoid work correctly? What time is the co2 suppose to come on?
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Yes it works well, I set it for 3:00pm and off at 12am
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It probably should be on at about 4 am and off at 12 pm (noon)

Is it just a manual timer? Sometimes the little pins stick and it isn't obvious.
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I like having the lights on when I'm home, but if set to turn off at 12. I would still run into trouble with it not turning off and running past set time. The dails work because it turns my lights on fine
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Old 02-23-2015, 08:32 PM   #8
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I like having the lights on when I'm home, but if set to turn off at 12. I would still run into trouble with it not turning off and running past set time. The dails work because it turns my lights on fine
By chance is this a strip type timer set up? Some have "timed" and constant outlets on the same strip. Other than that... you got me. Shouldn't be possible unless the solenoid is sticking but then you'd get gas plugged or unplugged....
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By chance is this a strip type timer set up? Some have "timed" and constant outlets on the same strip. Other than that... you got me. Shouldn't be possible unless the solenoid is sticking but then you'd get gas plugged or unplugged....
It has the two options, I believe it's timer and umm if I wanna turn it on manually. I've tried both. When it turns on my lights it's set to timer. Weird because it turns it on fine (regulator). What do you mean about it sticking out? How can I triuble shoot?

It is on a power strip, it has a turn dial to set time w little notches to pull up or down
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I've made that mistake Jeff is talking about!

So you have a timer and you have both things plugged into it with a device of some sort?
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I have two different timers, the one I'm using now used to host my lights, I figured since I needed the co2 to come on before the lights I would need a second timer. The first one has 2 outlets. I purchased a second one but it didn't have a 3 prong outlet so I used it for my lights.

I used my lights s the original timer since it had a 3 prong, it never had a problem with my lights plugged in. I did switch the timer and constant switch back n forth
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Old 02-23-2015, 09:06 PM   #12
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Pics please.
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I can only assume the solenoid is not working properly. Meaning it just isn't closing enough to turn the gas off completely.

If you think both timers are working correctly that really is the only other choice.

If that is the case run the co2 at a slow rate 24/7.
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I can only assume the solenoid is not working properly. Meaning it just isn't closing enough to turn the gas off completely.

If you think both timers are working correctly that really is the only other choice.

If that is the case run the co2 at a slow rate 24/7.
Is there a fix? I'll post pix tonight, so make the bubbles Barely drip?
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I don't know what size tank you have but yeah like one bubble a second.
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