02-10-2008, 08:26 PM
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Probably too late for this warning since you already purchased, but I'd advise going with a digital timer if your tank is in an area you spend a lot of time in (which is where most people put their tanks). I bought a Timex timer from Target with a spinning dial, and it is annoyingly noisy. One night of trying to read quietly in my living room and I realized I couldn't possibly use it except when I'm out of town.
Then I upgraded my tank lights, and with me turning the lights on before work at 7AM and off again at 8PM, algae growth was starting to become a problem. I just picked up a digital timer today from Home Depot, spent $8 on it, and it's silent! I'll be running it 11AM to 9PM to give my fish (and plants) a 10-hr daytime.