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Post Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 7:09 pm   timer for a basking light

where do i buy this? what's the best one? i can't seem to find antyhing on amazon, probably looking for the wrong name
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Post Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 12:37 am   Re: timer for a basking light

If you have only one device to operate on a timer, a standard one is like this: https://indoorgardensupplies.com/wp-con ... -Timer.jpg

If you have multiple devices, look into something like this: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/p ... atid=24940

There are other fancy digital ones, but I stick to one like in the second link. A digital one needs a backup battery, but doesn't need to be reset after a power outage.
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Post Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 3:22 pm   Re: timer for a basking light

It's just a simple lights timer. You can go into any hardware store and they'd have them.
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Post Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 4:40 pm   Re: timer for a basking light

steve wrote:If you have only one device to operate on a timer, a standard one is like this: https://indoorgardensupplies.com/wp-con ... -Timer.jpg

If you have multiple devices, look into something like this: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/p ... atid=24940

There are other fancy digital ones, but I stick to one like in the second link. A digital one needs a backup battery, but doesn't need to be reset after a power outage.



I like the one in the second link too. I will see what my hardware store has, if nothing interesting then I will order that one. I'd rather just buy something and not wait till the order comes.
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Post Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 4:41 pm   Re: timer for a basking light

Linus wrote:It's just a simple lights timer. You can go into any hardware store and they'd have them.


Lol, I was searching for basking light timer)))) no wonder I got no results
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Post Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 3:46 pm   Re: timer for a basking light

IF you're looking for something more advanced, you could go with an aquarium controller. I use a Reef Keeper Lite from DA on my turtle tank. http://www.digitalaquatics.com/
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Post Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 5:06 pm   Re: timer for a basking light

No, I'm not but wow!!!!!! What can you do with that thing? Just switch things on and off?
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Post Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 9:44 pm   Re: timer for a basking light

It depends on how much you spend. You can automate just about anything aquarium related with it. Lighting, heat, pumps, feedings, water changes, wave makers, storms, etc. Then you can also monitor stuff like PH, temp, ORP and make the system do things when certain levels are reached. Look through my build thread linked in my signature. You can see some of the stuff I've been doing with them.
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Post Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 1:43 am   Re: timer for a basking light

I saw your build thread. That's where I got the idea to heat up and then bend my plexi ramp. Before that I had it on bent L brackets.

Your attention to detail is amazing!!! I can't believe you primed the basking area before painting)))))

Your setup is beautiful. I have a question about the plexiglass. It seems that yours is the thick one, same as mine.
What do you cut it with? I tried using a saw and it'd heat up and melt around the blade. And it wasn't cutting that well.
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