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    Depends on what you did the night before...

    Pyro, is it the exact one I described> Mine will not change for some reason so it's a 24hr light(Makes very burgundy pitchers though, lol) .

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    basically what i use for my T8's....yeah the time is off if the power goes out but how much effort is there to spinning a dial?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frilleon View Post
    Well for me it can be a while! I have 6 lizard cages and a fish tank. a grow rack with lights, 2 terrariums with lights and ultrasonic fogger. Not to mention the power stip is always in a hard to reach place!
    10 snakes, 6 frogs, 2 day geckos, a hot box and 2 HID/MH systems All on timered strips some of which are 6 or 7 years old. And after a power outage it takes me all of 5 minutes to reset them all even with them being in hard to reach places.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Griffin View Post
    Depends on what you did the night before...

    Pyro, is it the exact one I described> Mine will not change for some reason so it's a 24hr light(Makes very burgundy pitchers though, lol) .

    Cheers,

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    IDK if it is the exact one. Is yours the one with the 2 yellow outlets, 2 blue outlets and 4 white outlets where yellow is day on, blue is night on and white are constant on? If so then "yes" I have 5 of those, one of which is running the 400W HID in the highland area. The other 4 are on herps. All work well enough. The 1000W system in the sunroom is on a WallyWorld generic brand timer strip and has been since forever. It works fine too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frilleon View Post
    Well for me it can be a while! I have 6 lizard cages and a fish tank. a grow rack with lights, 2 terrariums with lights and ultrasonic fogger. Not to mention the power stip is always in a hard to reach place!
    mine is in an easy spot to reach on the wall........here are my thoughts on the dial timers versus the digital.......i have yet to have one of the dial ones fail....im sure it will happen at some point but at the moment ive got one that is about 6 years old and never had an issue......with my luck if i switch to a digital one the power is going to blink and the backup battery is gonna be dead cause i forgot to replace it and all the sudden while im gone for a 5 day vacation my plants will have no lights....with the dials sure the cycle may be off a couple hours and may not shut off till 1 am or some darn thing but atleast my plants will be getting their normal amount of light once the power kicks back on....course knowing my luck the dial one is going to fail as soon as i skip town aswell but the dial one has proven i can pretty well forget about them other than to spin the dial to the correct time when the power goes out....

    i also dealt with the timer being in a PITA spot while at the old house.......wont do that again, ill run an extra cord so i can put it in an easy to reach spot before ill hide it again......
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    Pyro,
    Yup, that would be the one.

    Thanks,

    Joe

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