View Full Version : programming a delayed restart on power off

03-15-2014, 12:00 AM
is this possible with the apex?

i'd like to manually shut an outlet off and have it automatically power on after a period of time.

essentially what i'm trying to do is have a feed mode where i turn off my skimmer and media reactors for an hour or two. I'd like them to restart on their own though.

03-15-2014, 12:03 AM
I think so, if I don't cancel my feed mode A, it restarts the pumps after the period specified.

03-15-2014, 12:07 AM
Guess I should search before I post. Thanks yeah I found this page about using feed modes:


I'm curious.. do you turn your return flow off for feeding as well? Currently I manually just turn my vortechs off for about 30 min while I feed my LPS.

Reef Pilot
03-15-2014, 12:22 AM
Another useful delay mode is to have it turn on on your skimmer 5 min (or whatever you want) after a power outage to prevent overflow when your sump level is still too high. Here is my code for that. You don't need the Sumpflood line, but that is my DIY water sensor I use to also shut off the skimmer if there is flooding for any reason.

Fallback OFF
Set ON
If Power EB8_3 Off 005 Then OFF
If Outlet SumpFlood_A1 = ON Then OFF
If Outlet UpReturn_3_4 = OFF Then OFF
Min Time 005:00 Then OFF