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    auto start for ....

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    wanted to set timer from 12PM to 9PM for
    all devices like CO2, fan and light.

    will tat be sufficient ? ... thanks

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    Yea sounds okay.

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    Well, maybe you can leave the fans on all the time, well that's the case for me. My timer only control the CO2 solenoid valve and lights.

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    Hmmmm... 9 hours? You can go up to 12 hours for the plants. But 9 is fine.
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    I on my lights for 10 hrs. So i think yours should be fine
    Nicholas

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    Hm... just a query here, can i know how the timer work? It must be tuned daily or it simply turns on, say, the light ever day at a preset time? Was thinking, should i go oversea, it can turn off & on automatically for a few days or week.

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    yes, it will turn on/off at the preset time everyday or else no point for us to buy them
    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by mordrake
    yes, it will turn on/off at the preset time everyday or else no point for us to buy them
    What i meant is, U juz set it once & it will do the rest everyday? If so, am thinking of getting one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plumboy21
    What i meant is, U juz set it once & it will do the rest everyday? If so, am thinking of getting one.
    isn't that what i said?

    yes, it will on and off at the set times everyday. no need to set again unless you have a power failure, decide to change timings or the timer spoil
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    get the digital set timer.
    got a bad experience after buying not 1 but 2
    normal kindda timer. both didn't last me a week.
    went to same shop and Xchange it wif digital timer.

    I don't know bout the rest ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobroy
    get the digital set timer.
    got a bad experience after buying not 1 but 2
    normal kindda timer. both didn't last me a week.
    went to same shop and Xchange it wif digital timer.

    I don't know bout the rest ...
    Hm, i hv not seen a digital timer yet. How much does one cost? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plumboy21
    Hm, i hv not seen a digital timer yet. How much does one cost? Thanks.
    if I can remember bout $35 ... ?

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    Digital ones have one advantage... no need to reset after a power outage. They have a mini-battery (usually replaceable) to keep the timing settings even during a power outage. A great help when you have multiple tanks and timers (3 in my case).

    If you get a manual one, get TheBen brand. I like the sturdy construction and compact design. It has one small flaw: when the power being drawn through it is too high, it might not auto-off. But that won't happen unless you are running a huge tank (6ft) with many lights, fans and solenoid being powered through it.
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    Has anyone seen a timer which is slim?

    All timers I saw are bulky and are normally 1.5 times the size of a normal plug; hence if you are using a multiple power point extension you always have to "waste" one plug point next to it.

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