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post #11 of 17 Old 07-15-2013, 11:00 PM
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If you need just 1 plug timed, this one works great
GE 24-Hour Plug-In Basic Timer-15119 at The Home Depot

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post #12 of 17 Old 07-15-2013, 11:30 PM
Timers are super cheap off amazon. I bought one for like 6 bucks. Def worth it. I feel like most others, your lighting is on wwwaaaaayyyy too long. Get ya a timer and u ill be straight :)

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I live in california too. I would estimate the cheapest ones would be about $4-6 at Walmart. Digital ones might cost a little more. Probably like $10-12. I can't really remember because I bought it a long time ago. But I'm a very "frugal" person. ;P It couldn't have been too expensive.

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post #14 of 17 Old 07-16-2013, 07:00 AM
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. My only problem with them are the second set of cories, the bronze cories, are hiding more then I would like.
Bronze corys are like that, pepper cory are a more active cory. I have both (well the bronze are actually emerald cats, but very very similar and often mistaken for each other) and the peppers constantly zoom around and spend a lot of time in the roots of the surface plants grazing, always see them. The emeralds/bronze come out at feeding time and occasionally other times. Given that i have four peppers and eight emeralds, i would swear I only have two or three emeralds.

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Bronze corys are like that, pepper cory are a more active cory. I have both (well the bronze are actually emerald cats, but very very similar and often mistaken for each other) and the peppers constantly zoom around and spend a lot of time in the roots of the surface plants grazing, always see them. The emeralds/bronze come out at feeding time and occasionally other times. Given that i have four peppers and eight emeralds, i would swear I only have two or three emeralds.

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Yeah I'm kinda sad they don't come out alot. The peppers are honestly the coolest fish I've ever owned. They're not beautiful, they're not big, and they're not graceful yet watching them swim and play around is the coolest thing. When I go to the fish store I really want another 4+ of them just because they're so much fun to watch.

I getting a timer today if any one cared haha.
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Depends on the timer. I have one that's digital and you can plug 4 items into it. It cost $20 from Lowes. I also have some that I got for less then $10 from Walmart but they are not digital and you can only plug one item into them. I would definitely reduce the photo period by using a timer. I would also suggest not getting a fish to handle it as some will only eat algae for a certain amount of time and then only certain kinds at that. Some can get huge and some are just mean fish.

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I was just talking to my parents about that. How much are timers generally?(I live in California)
I got a really simple timer from Walmart for 4.99 it works great
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