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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:22 am
Sorry I didnt get back to you last night. I have feed mode set to 3600, thats when the return pumps should activate. I was wanting NTM to activate at 1800 in feed mode.

Feedmode activated:
Countdown timer now reads 3600 all pumps OFF
Countdown timer reads 1800 activate NTM for 60min
Feedmode complete activate return pumps and continue running NTM for 30min


It seems you have everything working, I was just misunderstanding the scheduling of it. Could you set the times to the above schedule? Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:28 am
I dont understand your scheduling...

For the record the timer stays at 0 during feeding mode so it doesn't start incrementing until feeding mode is over.

So whatever number is set is plus your feeding mode time already...

You want ntm running while your return pumps are off??? So confused..

If i recall we shortened feed mode to 15 minutes and extended the wavemaker time so that wavemakers were off for 30 minutes but returns kicked back on before. Once that was done we kicked in NTM. What you describe sounds way different

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:59 pm
I was wanting NTM to stir up uneaten food and what not then the return pump to turn on and remove from display tank. Ill shorten feed mode to 15 and run it, maybe Ill like your way better :)
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:49 pm
Any idea why my actinic channel is showing values?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:01 pm
Its only showing a value since Saturday. I dont' see any reference to the Actinic channel in the last code posted... Your PWMD looks nice though :)

Is it possible you overrode it somewhere or changed something in your code?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:32 pm
My WP40 seems to zero out at some point and I reboot the controller to get it working. After a few days, its at zero again. ANy help would be great.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:33 pm
This seems to not be an uncommon problem...

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:34 pm
lnevo wrote:I dont understand your scheduling...

For the record the timer stays at 0 during feeding mode so it doesn't start incrementing until feeding mode is over.

So whatever number is set is plus your feeding mode time already...

You want ntm running while your return pumps are off??? So confused..

If i recall we shortened feed mode to 15 minutes and extended the wavemaker time so that wavemakers were off for 30 minutes but returns kicked back on before. Once that was done we kicked in NTM. What you describe sounds way different

Revisiting this, I would like to switch the order in which the two pumps are activated. I WOULD like NTM to turn on 15min before the return pump comes on. The reason is when I spot feed my corals I feed heavy and the fish come back out once the pumps kick on to eat what's being stirred up. To recap when I activate my feedmode it runs for 15min with no flow, then 15min in to the NTM the returns should kick on.


I think I could make it work by setting the mem loc for feed time to 30min and making some changes to:
if (now()-feeding<=900) {
  // 30 minutes after feeding mode. Pump is off
  ReefAngel.DCPump.UseMemory=false;
  ReefAngel.DCPump.Speed=0;
} else if (now()-feeding<=(900+3600)) {
  // First 30 minutes pump is off, Next 60 is NTM

I'm just not sure why it says 30min but 900 seconds in that section.?!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:05 pm
The way the whole feeding timer is written it will not work the way you want. I will need to rework the logic. Right now feeding always equals now during feeding mode. So any check on that number will not reflect how long into feeding mode you are to reenable the return pump. I'll have to re-add the static boolean so that we only update feeding once,.. Give me some time to work on it.l
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:08 pm
lnevo wrote:
Changed extension of feeding mode to 15 minutes so total duration is 30. Feel free to make the 900 back to 1800.

Fixed the timer issue you had as well...sorry bout that one.
Force night mode to Constant instead of whatever is default mode (NTM was today's mode.)

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