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post #11 of 13 Old 07-15-2013, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
Bad news. Although i tested the timer, when i came home my lights were still on so basically the timer failed me. Fish went 56 without a dark period. I have shade and a hollow wood piece that the glass cats hang out in so i think they had enough shade and they didnt seem stressed or acting weird. Hopefully everything will be ok. I dont see any algae and i hope it stays that way. I will be getting a better timer today and start using it daily.
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post #12 of 13 Old 07-15-2013, 10:46 AM
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That's one trouble with buying new stuff and relying on it before it's actually been tested and proven to work.

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post #13 of 13 Old 07-15-2013, 02:53 PM
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Bad news. Although i tested the timer, when i came home my lights were still on so basically the timer failed me. Fish went 56 without a dark period. I have shade and a hollow wood piece that the glass cats hang out in so i think they had enough shade and they didnt seem stressed or acting weird. Hopefully everything will be ok. I dont see any algae and i hope it stays that way. I will be getting a better timer today and start using it daily.
could POSSIBLY have just been on the opposite schedule u thought. They seem pretty simple but I've more than one time set my timers to come on at 8pm instead of 8am lol.

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