Most likely it will be separate timers. The X10 you mention as in the automated home type software?Gomer said:You have 3 options
1) separate lights on separate timers
2) use an X10 setup
3) build your own timing circuit.
I have never heard of anybody using Christmas Lights. I assume they just use a dull blue light, one of the smallest sizes possible? I would definately like more information on this since I have been trying to get a moonlight on my setup and I'm not very savvy when it comes to electrical engineering/DIY LED moonlights.Justin Fournier said:You can use anything from 9W CF, to Christmas lights to DIY LED's. Pretty much anything you want.
Actually something like the 9W CF would work.Justin Fournier said:Tell us more about what you want and we should be able to provide more specific info.
This is basically what I do. I have a 48" Aqualight 130w and 2 24" 15w cheap-o hoods all with 6800k bulbs. I have the 2 24" hoods kick on an hr before the aqualight and I have it to where the aqualight kicks off an hr before the 30w kicks off. Kind of gives it a dusk till dawn effect and the fish seem to like it. All I'm missing now is that moonlight to kick on after that..Daemonfly said:I have 55w 9325k in a AHSupply over my 20g long and that much light was too much for the fish when it started up in the morning.
I just got a 20w fixture from Home Depot, and popped an unused Eclipse Natural Daylight bulb in. I have it on a seperate timer, and it comes on an hour before the main 55w.