This is gonna be a DIY thread on How to make a multitask timer using X10 appliance modules and an X10 timer of your choice.
The appliance modules are available in several configurations.
There's the Supersocket Receptacle
which get wired directly into an electrical box.
Appliance Module (3-pin) Grounded
which simply plug into any electrical outlet in your home.
The modules are controlled using one of the timers below. The controller sends it's control signals thru your homes electrical wiring, so you can plug the controller in one room and the modules can be anywhere in your home.
For purposes of this thread I'll be using 4 of The Supersocket Receptacles wired into a 4 gang electrical box with an extension cord which you can plug into any regular wall socket. This configuration will allow you to control 4 seperate timed events. An event is one or more items timed to turn on or off at any given time. You can use one event for lights, one for your UV, one for a dosing pump, and one for moon lights.
The timer I'll be using to control these events is this Mini-Timer
This timer will only allow you to control 4 events.
If you really wanna get tricked out, you can use one of theseTo control everything from your PC !!!
This module connected to your PC will allow you to control 256 events with as many modules.
You can use these controllers to control all kinds of things thru-out your home, not just your fish tank. The PC module even allows you to use remote X10 cameras for live video surveillance monitorable thru your PC. But thats another article.
I'll be posting How To pictures in the next couple of days so keep watching this thread.