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here is what i got. i will start dosing t.elemnet via dos at 21:00 thru 21:10 and I want to automatically turn my skimmer off for 30 mins or 1 hr after once the dosing starts at 21:00 hrs. I took a stab at it and got an error, can I control the power to my skimmer in this manner? or do I just code the skimmer to go off at 21:00 thru 22:00? coding is new to me so all help is appreciated.

the short version is this.
dos pump 150tdos starts dosing at 21:00, skimmer needs to be powered down for 30mins starting at 21:00.
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here is what i got. i will start dosing t.elemnet via dos at 21:00 thru 21:10 and I want to automatically turn my skimmer off for 30 mins or 1 hr after once the dosing starts at 21:00 hrs. I took a stab at it and got an error, can I control the power to my skimmer in this manner? or do I just code the skimmer to go off at 21:00 thru 22:00? coding is new to me so all help is appreciated.

the short version is this.
dos pump 150tdos starts dosing at 21:00, skimmer needs to be powered down for 30mins starting at 21:00.
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Where is that code - is it in your skimmer section or your DOS. I believe it should be in your skimmer. That said - by far the easiest way - is to turn your skimmer off from 21:00-22:00. It also is the least likely to cause issues IMHO.
 
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Yes I wrote that under the skimmers outlet advance tab. I agree with you. So what would that line of code look like .
 

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No, the DOS will always report "ON" when its output is set to AUTO and running on the schedule you define. It will still report ON even as the DOS is idle.

Instead, add an If Time exclusion to your skimmer.
 
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thanks, yall.
here is what i wrote under my skimmer.
If Time 21:00 to 22:00 Then OFF

here's what I added to my o3 gen and its air pump.
If Time 20:30 to 22:00 Then OFF

that should allow for the trace and amminos to circulate a while.
 
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thanks, yall.
here is what i wrote under my skimmer.
If Time 21:00 to 22:00 Then OFF

here's what I added to my o3 gen and its air pump.
If Time 20:30 to 22:00 Then OFF

that should allow for the trace and amminos to circulate a while.
The other thing is - that I do not believe that 1) stopping the skimmer will affect the aminos much (i.e. they will still be skimmed out), and 2) if you left the skimmer running it would have a slight (if any) effect)
 
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