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I need the experts to chime in. Not sure what I’m doing wrong here.
I am trying to set up my plank to feed every 3 hours 4 times a day starting at 10am. What is wrong with my code. It’s feeding at the wrong times. Disregard the 8am feeding I did this code after that.

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Here is my code. I am using 2 EB832 outlets. The one connected to the Auger has this code:

Fallback OFF
OSC 000:00/005:00/055:00 Then ON
If Time 20:20 to 07:59 Then OFF

This is the code for the pump outlet:

Fallback OFF
OSC 000:30/015:00/044:30 Then ON
If Time 20:20 to 07:59 Then OFF

The auger turns on every hour from 8 am to 8 pm. It runs for 5 minutes. 30 seconds after the Auger starts, the pump turn on for 15 minutes to ensure all of the food is mixed and sent to the tank. The trick is that the OSC has numbers have to add up to a number that is divides evenly into the number of seconds in a day.

For your setup, I think the 060:00 in the OSC code is screwing it up. This is the code I would suggest:

Auger code:
Fallback OFF
OSC 000:00/001:30/178:30 Then ON
If Time 22:20 to 09:59 Then OFF

Pump code:
Fallback OFF
OSC 000:30/015:00/164:30 Then ON
If Time 22:20 to 09:59 Then OFF
 
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I’ll give that a shot and see what happens. Wasn’t sure about the 00:60. I was confused how that works. Thought it works on a 24 hour clock and since I want to feed every 3 hours I couldn’t start at 10 unless I deferred an hour. If this makes sense
 
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Here is my code. I am using 2 EB832 outlets. The one connected to the Auger has this code:

Fallback OFF
OSC 000:00/005:00/055:00 Then ON
If Time 20:20 to 07:59 Then OFF

This is the code for the pump outlet:

Fallback OFF
OSC 000:30/015:00/044:30 Then ON
If Time 20:20 to 07:59 Then OFF

The auger turns on every hour from 8 am to 8 pm. It runs for 5 minutes. 30 seconds after the Auger starts, the pump turn on for 15 minutes to ensure all of the food is mixed and sent to the tank. The trick is that the OSC has numbers have to add up to a number that is divides evenly into the number of seconds in a day.

For your setup, I think the 060:00 in the OSC code is screwing it up. This is the code I would suggest:

Auger code:
Fallback OFF
OSC 000:00/001:30/178:30 Then ON
If Time 22:20 to 09:59 Then OFF

Pump code:
Fallback OFF
OSC 000:30/015:00/164:30 Then ON
If Time 22:20 to 09:59 Then OFF
5 mins! what are you feeding? mine runs for 30 seconds 5x a day and its quite a bit of food. mines a mix of reef jerky, TDO, seaweed extreme and a few other things.


my code: I'm also using 2 switched outlets. It runs 5x a day for 30 seconds each interval every 2 hrs, the pump is on a 3 min delay and runs for 5 mins each interval. the run times are 12,2,4,6 and 8pm

Plank

Fallback OFF
OSC 000:00/000:40/119:20 Then ON
If Time 21:30 to 10:59 Then OFF

Plank Pump

Fallback OFF
OSC 003:00/005:00/112:00 Then ON
If Time 21:30 to 10:59 Then OFF
 

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I use a mix of BRS freeze dried mysis and freeze dried calanus. Started at 1 min and have walked it up while daily testing NO3 and PO4. I think it has to deal with the shape/ size of the food.
Ah okay the freeze dried mysis makes sense, can’t get any of those out per auger rotation I assume.
 
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That’s because your OSC timer doesn’t start until 10am if you want to have your first feeding at 10am change your start time from 9:59 to 7:59.
Ok so with this code now it will begin feeding at 10am every 3 hours ?
 

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I forgot about the midnight OSC "start time"

Auger code:
Fallback OFF
OSC 060:00/001:30/118:30 Then ON
If Time 22:20 to 08:59 Then OFF

Since you want a 3 hr cycle, the "0 time" is at midnight... 3....6....9...

at 9 this will start the 60 min delay
at 10 it will run for 1:30
at 10:01:30 it will turn off for 118:30
at 12 it will start the 060:00 delay
at 1 it will run for 1:30
at 13:01:30 it will turn off for 118:30
etc...


Pump code would be:
Fallback OFF
OSC 060:30/015:00/104:30 Then ON
If Time 22:20 to 08:59 Then OFF
 
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I forgot about the midnight OSC "start time"

Auger code:
Fallback OFF
OSC 060:00/001:30/118:30 Then ON
If Time 22:20 to 08:59 Then OFF

Since you want a 3 hr cycle, the "0 time" is at midnight... 3....6....9...

at 9 this will start the 60 min delay
at 10 it will run for 1:30
at 10:01:30 it will turn off for 118:30
at 12 it will start the 060:00 delay
at 1 it will run for 1:30
at 13:01:30 it will turn off for 118:30
etc...


Pump code would be:
Fallback OFF
OSC 060:30/015:00/104:30 Then ON
If Time 22:20 to 08:59 Then OFF
Just want to say thanks again Jon. This code worked for me!
 
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