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Old 05/05/2011, 01:53 PM   #1
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ACIII Programming - Can someone proof this

I'm setting up my ACIII again and have added an AquaSurf to it and am using many more functions on it than I have in the past. Can someone,please, proof read my code and make sure that I'm not setting myself up for a possible disaster. I've scanned the "Best Practices and ACIII Post Program" threads and have come up with the following. I've attempted to use Ken's simulator but everytime I use it wants to close the program.

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Timers
ACT$-A01 = ATI Powermodule (54w x 2)
FAN%-A02 = Sump Fan 9
FUG$-A03 = Refugium Light (65k CFL)
SKM#-A04 = KZ Revolution Sm Aquabee 2000/1
T5L$-A05 = ATI Powermodule (54w x 8)
DOS#-A06 = Profilux Stand alone 3CH Doser
HTR%-A07 = Ehiem Jager 250w
RTN#-A08 = ATB Flowstar 1500
ALM&-A09 = Alarm
VPH$-I01 = AquaSurf
TZ1#-E1 = Tunze Nanostream 6055
TZ2#-E2 = Tunze Nanostream 6055

Defaults

If Time > 00:00 Then ALM OFF
If Time > 00:00 Then RTN OFF
If Time > 00:00 Then SKM OFF
If Time > 00:00 Then DOS ON

Lighting

If Time > 08:30 Then ACT ON
If Time > 20:30 Then ACT OFF
If Time > 10:30 Then T5L ON
If Time > 18:30 Then T5L OFF
If Time > 21:30 Then FUG ON
If Time > 07:30 Then FUGOFF

Dosing

If pH > 08.40 Then DOS OFF

Feed Timers

If FeedA 000 Then RTN OFF
If FeedA 000 Then SKM OFF

Temp Control

If Temp < 78.2 Then HTR ON
If Temp > 78.8 Then HTR OFF
If Temp > 79.5 Then FAN ON
If Temp < 79.0 Then FAN OFF
If Temp > 82.0 Then T5L OFF
Max Change 060 M Then T5L OFF
If Temp > 83.0 Then ACT OFF
Max Change 060 M Then ACT OFF

Alarms

If Temp < 77.5 Then ALM ON
If Temp > 82.0 Then ALM ON
If pH < 07.40 Then ALM ON
If pH > 08.40 Then ALM ON

Power Failures

If Power 000 Then ALM ON
If Power 010 Then FAN OFF
If Power 005 Then HTR OFF


Powerheads

If Time > 05:00 Then VPH OFF
If Time > 23:00 Then VPH ON
If Timer VPH = ON Then PH1 PF1
If Timer VPH = OFF Then PH1 PF1
If Timer VPH = ON Then PH2 PF1
If Timer VPH = OFF Then PH2 PF1
Pmp MODE sd for PF1
Pmp Int 040/080 for PF1
Pmp OSC 20/60/00 for PF1
Pmp MODE Sd for PF2
Pmp Int 080/000 for PF2
Pmp OSC 90/90/00 for PF2

If FeedA 000 Then PH1 OFF
If FeedA 000 Then PH2 OFF


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Old 05/06/2011, 12:09 PM   #2
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You have mismatches between timer definitions (TZ1 & TZ2) and the programming (PH1 & PH2)

VPH appears to be a dummy timer. Is this correct?


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Old 05/06/2011, 12:13 PM   #3
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Add an additional failsafe to deal with a temp probe failure.

If Temp < 74 Then HTR Off


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Old 05/06/2011, 12:16 PM   #4
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The If Time > 0:00 statements for skimmer and return pump should be set to turn them ON, not OFF.


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Old 05/06/2011, 12:19 PM   #5
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Take a look at the If Timer VPH lines. Should two of them activate PF2? Right now only PF1 will ever be active.


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Old 05/06/2011, 03:16 PM   #6
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You have mismatches between timer definitions (TZ1 & TZ2) and the programming (PH1 & PH2)

VPH appears to be a dummy timer. Is this correct?
Yes, its a dummy timer for a night time mode. Yep, the defintions need to be changed. I also need to update the profile PF2.

Don't know why I was thinking inverse on the default timers.

I like your idea for a temp probe failure code.

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