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Old 06/27/2020, 10:24 AM   #1
CTaylor
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30 minute off timer for protein skimmer for dosing RedSea A B

Hi,
Is there some simple add on to the protein skimmer pump that when I push a button it shuts off for 30 mins? Rather than unplug and remember to plug back in?

if not my alternative I can think of is to plug the cord into a light timer to have it turn off 30-60 mins at same time every day.

Any other ideas? I don't have an aquarium computer.

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Old 06/27/2020, 05:43 PM   #2
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https://www.automationdirect.com/adc...ays_-z-_timers

Here is one place--- Give them a gingle.


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Old 06/28/2020, 09:21 AM   #3
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Thx Vinny.
They look to technical. I just ideally want somethiing I can attach to the skimmer, push a button and it stops running for 30 mins. I can't tell how those relay things work if I just plug the skimmer in and set a time, push a button and I have a delay of 30 mins.
I'm thkining this timer: https://www.amazon.com/Fosmon-Outdoo...3357576&sr=8-7
But it's not 'on demand' button for 30 min delay. I"d have to feed every day at same time, which isn't horrible either


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Old 06/28/2020, 09:42 AM   #4
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I would use WiFi smart plug, same idea of the timer, but you are able to set multiply timers and control it remotely

https://www.amazon.com/TP-LINK-HS103...35153585&psc=1

Im using several of these on my tank as well.


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Old 06/28/2020, 10:08 AM   #5
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Looks like t7ri is the winner.


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Old 06/29/2020, 10:15 AM   #6
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Looks like t7ri is the winner.
I dont see "t7ri" in any of those links
EDIT.. T7RI is the person LOL.. TY t7ri lol.. great idea


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Old 06/29/2020, 10:23 AM   #7
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Looks like t7ri is the winner.
I use their power strips for my tank. They make a 3 plug and 5 plug version, both have usb ports.

https://www.amazon.com/Kasa-Smart-Pr...9&s=hi&sr=1-11


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Old 06/30/2020, 08:16 AM   #8
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+1 for the TP link smart plugs. IVe used both their power strip and 2 plugs on their KASA app for over a year on my tanks and balcony lighting without issue. I run my protein skimmer opposite dosing amino acids, algae scrubber light cycle, etc. They occasionally go on sale, especially at Christmas.
Coralvue has a 4 outlet strip and a smart plug as well


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