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The ATO does have integrated fail-safe protection to prevent continuously overfilling the tank, but it doesn't have the ability to take corrective action, aside from the alarm and the pump cut-off.
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Auto Top Off Systems not only save you the daily chore of adding fresh water to your saltwater aquarium but will also keep your salinity levels from changing leading to healthier livestock. The IceCap ATO system uses dual optical sensors to view the water level within the aquarium. Optical sensors are great for saltwater tanks since they have no moving parts to fail like traditional float switches. The sensors are held by the magnetic mount that holds the main level sensor and the high level safety sensor. Every IceCap ATO come withs a bright LED indicator, letting you visually see the status of your ATO.
Max Tank Thickness - 1/2"
Pump Max Head - 6 ft
Pump Flow Rate - 50 GPH
Pump Power Consumption - 4.5W @ 12VDC
Pump Cord Length - 5.5 ft
Power Cord Length - 5.5 ft
Pump Tubing Size - 6.5mm ID / 8.8mm OD
1x ATO Controller
1x Magnetic Sensor Mount
1x Tubing Mount
1x DC Pump
1x Siphon Break
6.5ft Pump Tubing
2x Optical Sensors
1x Power Supply
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Solid ATO By Eddie J on 4/26/2017Eddie J would recommend this product to a friendBeen using this for about 2 months now. Works flawlessly to this point. And to ReefJunkie, it didn't miss the boat, as the pump itself has a sensor and will not run dry. It sounds an alarm when your ATO water is low.
Nice ATO By Brian on 4/13/2017Brian would recommend this product to a friendI have been using this ATO for about a month. It works great. Pump is tiny and will fit in pretty much any container. I love that there are no moving parts. It also has a 3 minute safety timeout on the timer. I couldn't figure a way to lessen the timer so I hooked it to an apex outlet. I have the ATO turn on once per hour for 90 seconds. More than enough time to keep tank full and not enough time to flood my tank.
another ATO who missed the boat By reefjunkie on 4/13/2017reefjunkie wouldn't recommend this product to a friendWhat happens when the ATO res runs out of water and the pump runs dry? There are several good ATO's on the market that, for what ever reason, don't have a second sensor for the res. I can't understand why they keep missing the importance of this!