View Full Version : Digital Aquarium Timer

12-22-2002, 11:07 AM
Does anyone use a digital light timer. I am looking for a good one to use that is also cost effective. I have noticed the one I use never keeps track of time.

12-23-2002, 06:19 PM
I just finished getting the rest of my tanks on timers yesterday. I did a bunch about six months ago also. I use the $6 timers they sell at Sears Hardware. They have a round dial face with green and red on/off pins. They've worked without a hitch so far.

12-23-2002, 06:49 PM
I have been using the Radio Shack timer with the modules that you plug into the wall. It can control like 10 modules and of course you can have more than one tank per module. Works Perfectly.


12-23-2002, 07:45 PM
Jeez Pete- Where were you a few days ago with that tidbit :wink: I plugged a three headed extension cord into each timer so it could do three tanks. My planted Amazon tank has it's own because it gets a longer photoperiod. Your method sounds much neater though. Can each module have individual time settings??? Whichever way you do it, there's nothing cooler than not having to turn all those lights on and off every day :roll:

12-24-2002, 03:25 AM
Is it Digital?

12-24-2002, 12:39 PM

Yep it is digital! More info at www.radioshack.com and search for 61-2470.

Real handy to have esp. if you have tanks spread around the house.


12-24-2002, 12:42 PM
Looks like a winner. Thanks Pete!

01-01-2003, 04:00 PM
:shock: I'm now going to outfit my whole house with those, especially using the remote control one so that I never have to leave the couch....

01-01-2003, 10:38 PM
Another good item is the digital thermometer with temperature alarm

I just got those for my tank....

It would be cool to get the modules that shows all of your tank parameters using a computer inteface. Unfortunately it costs way too much...