Need help with very basic programming (1hr on, 1hr off, repeat)

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  1. Rakie

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    Long story short, my pH probe in my Calcium Reactor broke -- while the new one is on the way I'd like to mimic how my reactor was running. This was basically an hour on, and then an hour off.

    This is all I'm looking for;

    - 1 hour on

    - 1 hour off

    - repeat

    I don't do much programming on the Apex, so I'm not sure how to word this properly.
     
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    Fishfinder Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    Hey @Rakie you should be looking for something like this...

    OSC 000:00/060:00/060:00 then On
    It means, Initial time off 0/60 on/ 60 off



    Hey how is that bubble algae?
     
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    Okay, I set it up and it's currently set on, i'll see if it turns off an hour later at 5:35 ish.

    Algae is going away slowly, it seems manually scrubbing was the best bet to get rid of a lot of it. Otherwise I may have to add a short term fish to finish it out.
     
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    Good thing Fishfinder could help. I was going to suggest The Clapper.
     
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    I hope it works lol. When my timer goes off we'll see if it has changed from on to off :D
     
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    Let me know. It shouldn't be a problem
     
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    It actually turned off at 5pm on it's own, so I'm guessing on the hour it will turn on and off!

    Thanks kindly!
     
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    Dom Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    This timer would only be a temporary solution.
     
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    Fishfinder Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    Did it work?
     
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    Also an excellent solution lol
     
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    Thank you. I'm all about low tech and duct tape.
     
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    Fishfinder Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    I like low budget too. But if you have an apex, might as well use it to its full potential
     
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    ihavecrabs Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    Low tech??? The Clapper is the invention of the century!! lol.
     
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    Agreed, and definitely joking about the clapper!

    Your programming recommendation is exactly what I would have done.
     
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