24 hour, electrical timers with independent channels-Lets keep things stable

Discussion in 'Test Kits, Controllers, Reactors and Dosers' started by jclaas, 13 Oct 2013.

  1. jclaas


    3 Sep 2012
    Likes Received:
    East London
    The immense size of the ocean makes rapid changes in water quality, temperature etcetera unusual and saltwater species are therefore less resilient to rapid changes. Creating a stable environment in your saltwater aquarium is therefore one of the key factors behind successful marine fish keeping.

    Before setting up a marine aquarium you should definitely invest in a few components that may help us create a stable environment for our marine friends.

    For the above mentioned reason I am requiring a simple 24 hour electrical timer with INDEPENDENT CHANNELS for controlling all my aquarium lighting.

    The normal 24 hour timers are bulky and can accumulate unnecessary costs; therefore I need help with sourcing the above mentioned timers.

    Example: http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/MK5732.html
    Last edited: 13 Oct 2013
  2. AdS Guest

    to hide all adverts.
  3. Trasique

    Trasique tahir

    2 May 2012
    Likes Received:
    cape town
    Those look like regular digital timers that is used on distribution boards, most electrical suppliers carry them. No need to import them.
  4. Toolboysa

    Toolboysa Moderator

    30 Nov 2010
    Likes Received:
    You can get them at builders. As Trasique said they usually get put into db boxes. Should be in the isle with the breakers
  5. RiaanP

    RiaanP Moderator

    11 Aug 2008
    Likes Received:
    Well, these will work you out more expensive than the simple wall timers. Because now you need a distribution box. And then first you need to Google all the South African laws around distribution boxes and installations close to water. Far simpler is a short extension cord with multiplug unit on it. With 2 or 3 wall timers at about R160. 2 units for the display lights. 1 unit for sump / refugium light. Done.

    Everything you stumble upon online is not always the simplest solution. That unit is 105 Pounds to import those units. Before shipping and taxes. Go ahead, spend some time in Builders warehouse and do your sums. Its not that difficult to realize that 3*160 plus a few extra for a multiplug, is a lot cheaper than 105 Pounds.
Recent Posts

Similar Threads - hour electrical timers Forum Date
Majestic Pets Solutions Trading Hours Majestic Pets Solutions 9 Nov 2016
23 hours of hell General Discussions and Advice 30 Sep 2016
Emerald crab at the 11th hour? Invertebrates 23 Jun 2016
Planned 8 hour outage Power cuts 6 Apr 2016
Easter Weekend Trading Hours 3 April Friday - 9am - 12 (unconfirmed) 4 April Sat... JungleAquatics.NET BLOG 3 Apr 2015
Advice on lighting hours Lighting 20 Jan 2015
Please take note of Jungle Aquatics trading hours during the holidays :24 Dec... JungleAquatics.NET BLOG 24 Dec 2014