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Old 06-02-2014, 04:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just wondering which timer I should consider the home depot one is 30 dollars but the zoomed is 14 dollars but not digital.

http://m.homedepot.ca/Product/produc...980600&lang=EN

http://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-AquaSu...=cm_cr_pr_pb_t
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Go with a digital one, though I have to believe you can find a better price. The nice thing about digital ones is they almost always have a battery backup (replace the battery once / year) so if there is a power outage it remembers your programming.
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Me I would go Zoomed I have two. Simple to use just turn the knob to the current time and push down the tabs (each tab is 15 minutes) to turn on and off.
The cons are the numbers and tabs are small have to bust out the glasses I use a letter opener to push down the tabs.
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I use the GE one.. not the same one.. but a rebranded one. I dont use it on my tanks though, I use it to light some house plants.

They work well for the most part, but sometimes it will reset when i unplug a cable.
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I just get the cheap ones at walmart by Brinks. they're super compact and work splendidly for my lights and my solenoid
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http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/8-outlet.../6000109954689

http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/8-outlet.../6000016947705

You mean like those?
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those would work but i have timers for multiple things like lights for different tanks and co2.
they are these ones. They also sell ones with the grounded prong but they're bigger. You could always just buy those non grounded to grounded plug adapters for like pennies and then ground it yourself to the ground or something. Very cheap like 2-3 bucks.
(http://www.walmart.com/ip/Brinks-42-...Timer/21909760)
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bbjai how many things are you looking to control via the timer?
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Solenoid and lights I think that's all.
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yeah just buy two individual timers. you'll want to offset your co2 and light schedule by about 30 minutes anyways.
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