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    Apex Skimmer Program

    I want my skimmer to do a few things. I want to make it turn off for an hour during feedings and turn off at night between 10PM and 7AM. I also and it to start running 10 minutes after a feeding is concluded and if there are any power failures. My current skimmer program is as follows:

    Fallback OFF
    Set ON
    If FeedA 10:00 Then OFF
    If FeedB 10:00 Then OFF
    If FeedD 10:00 Then OFF
    Defer 10:00 Then ON


    Any help would be appreciated.
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    Ecotech Vectra M1 Return Pump, 200w Eheim Heater,
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    Ok, I think I got it setup with Erik's (TetheredLimbs) help and finding some code online:

    Fallback OFF
    Set ON
    If FeedA 900 Then OFF (Turns Off Skimmer for 15 minutes)
    If FeedB 900 Then OFF (Turns Off Skimmer for 15 minutes)
    If FeedD 900 Then OFF (Turns Off Skimmer for 15 minutes)
    If Time 23:00 to 06:00 Then OFF (Turns Off Skimmer at night)
    Defer 010:00 Then ON (Turns Skimmer back on if there is a power break)


    Am I correct?
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    Ecotech Vectra M1 Return Pump, 200w Eheim Heater,
    JBJ Artica 1/15 Chiller |
    And a whole lot of fabulous!

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    900? You sure that isn't going to be minutes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nxt View Post
    900? You sure that isn't going to be minutes?
    I think 900 is the seconds. Minutes should be 9:00.

    I needed to change things a bit though. Below is my new skimmer code. I no longer want to turn the skimmer off at night, but I do need it to delay the start of my skimmer during feedings. My skimmer chamber and sump fill when the return pump stops. When the pumps and skimmer turn back on, the skimmer starts bubbling at a higher water level than it normally should. Since the water level is higher, the water can enter the skimmer collection and fill it, which we don't want. I've redone my programing so the skimmer starts a minute after the return pump is turned back on. I've tested it and it works splendidly. The coding is below:

    Fallback OFF
    Set ON
    If Outlet ReturnPump = OFF Then OFF
    Defer 001:00 Then ON
    Custom Pico Aquarium 45g DT w/Starfire Front & Sides, 12g Custom Advanced Acrylics Sump & Refugium,
    Ecotech Radion Pro G3 LEDs (2 Modules), 2 Ecotech Mp40QD, Tunze ATO, Nyos Quantum 120 Skimmer,
    Ecotech Vectra M1 Return Pump, 200w Eheim Heater,
    JBJ Artica 1/15 Chiller |
    And a whole lot of fabulous!

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