RSM 250 Light controller

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    ok, I cant for the life of me figure out how to set the auto timer for the lights, the RSM Manual SUCKS!! it explains really nothing about the timer, I have tried the center slide to both settings and the T5 and LED do not change, the timer is working I can see it moving. I have the black tabs set at 12 off and 12 on but still nothing.
     
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    make sure the switch is in the center. =)
     
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    that would have been nice in the manufactures manual, thanks!!
     
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    I had a hard time understanding the lights & timer set up also. I'm like you with the manual leaving lots of needed info out.
    Once you get the timer set it is great to have the lights on schedule.
    If you don't have your tank plugged into a good surge protector, I'd advise you to get one.
    I'm without lights as of yesterday probably because I didn't have a surge protector. The manual didn't say we need one either that I remember. I'm getting one ASAP.
    Hope you have a tank thread started here :)
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    study this pic... has helped many...

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    make sure switchs on top & in the side door are set to the on position... then set the tabs & switch on the timer... like the pic above
     
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    all working now, thanks for all the help, great people here
     
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    How many hours are you running your T5s?!
     
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    I run the T5 sunup to sundown, then LED's for 3 hours, all lights off then LED until T5 turns on
     
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    my lights go on at 11:30am and off at 8:00. moonlights all night long.
     
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    How do get the blues to just stay on. I got them all on or all off. I don't have the leds it's a older model.
     
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    I don't think you can with the stock lights. I think it's either all off or all on.

    I could misremember, though. I switched to LEDs a year or two ago.
     
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    Does the LEDs lower the water temp. It gets to 83-85 with the lights on. I was thinking about switching to LEDs


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    It definitely does. After I switched to LEDs, I was able to run even without the water cooling fans. I went back to running them for water condensation reasons, but I didn't need them for temp.

    I now have to rely on my heater to keep my temp up.
     
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    R they hard to put in


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    R they hard to put in


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    Good question.

    It's not hard, but most of us are intimidated by it just because we don't know how to do it and fear hurting our hood. That said, I've never heard of anyone actually hurting their hoof, it's just people (including me when I did it) worry about it.

    As I said back when, if I had to do it a second time, I'd consider it easy. But, the first time is intimidating just because it's new.
     
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