Hello NEED HELP setting up my apex to automatic feeder and DOS

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    jordimex Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Hello everyone a couple days ago i bought the new 2016 apex controller, i bought the Dos and DDR, the automatic feeder and the atk, i managed to set up the atk but have been having problems with the DOS and the Feeder and i really need to fix this ASAP since im leaving to Mexico tomorrow for an emergency, i was hoping to get the APEX a little while back but wanted to support my LFS instead of just going to BRS any advice or help on the settings?

    If needed i can give you admin permission to my device

    Thank you
     
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    What are you trying to do on the feeder?
     
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    set it up to feed twice a day first time at 10:30 am lights go on at 10:00 and second feeding at 19:00 lights go out at 10. just not sure how to set it up to turn off the powerhead, return pump, and skimmer.
    Also what do you think about that schedule?
     
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    What's your feed program look like?
     
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    how do i get that?
     
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    Find your new tile which should say feeder and then a number... Then there is a settings icon.. And it basically is programmed for you... U can change time and how many times the food comes out and how many times per day.. Should be easy through fusion
     
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    Take screen shots of what your programming looks like, and we can tell you what you need to adjust.

    I dont have mine setup to feed, but it sounds like what you need to do is set up a virtual outlet or your FeedA/B/C/D channels, so that when your DOS feed timer is on, your other equipment turns off. Its not difficult to program, but there are about two dozen ways to do it.
     
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    it doesn't give me an option to configure Screen Shot 2017-08-04 at 9.28.40 PM.png
     
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    Good schedule, you have to program a virtual outlet to come on at those times, then set the return pump powerhead and skimmer to be off when the virtual outlet is on.
     
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    how do i do that? i am busting my brains trying to figure it out lol
     
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    Name the virtual outlet auto_feed, then program it to come on at 10:29 and off 10:35 on 18:59 off 19:05.

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    Then after this program your outlets to say when auto_feed on then off.
     
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    What should i write? Screen Shot 2017-08-04 at 9.36.59 PM.png
     
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    You can name the virtual outlet whatever you want as well. I created several of these for different functions

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    Set OFF
    If Time 10:29 to 10:35 then on
    If Time 18:59 to 19:05 Then on
     
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    After you program this then give me a screen shot of your return pump
     
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    also quick question why does it show so many modules?
    I only have de dosing pumps
    the DDR
    my skimmer
    my return pump
    gyre
    Atk
    and Auto feeder Screen Shot 2017-08-04 at 9.42.43 PM.png Screen Shot 2017-08-04 at 9.42.49 PM.png
     
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    Where it says control type hit that and it should say feeder.. Do that first and then give a screen shot...
     
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    i show two pumps pump_2_4 and pump_2_6 you guys know the reason for this?
    this is how my pump set up looks Screen Shot 2017-08-04 at 9.46.55 PM.png
     
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    @tkiry1 is this what you mean?
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