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The max head pressure on the included pump is about 7ft. It likely wouldn't be well suited to this application. That said though, you can get the additional switch socket adapter which would allow you to control any pump via the osmolator system. That way you can use a pump that can handle the head pressure.
In theory it could present a problem but the circuitry in the Osmolator should help to prevent that. Every time the ATO is triggered it runs for a minimum of 15 seconds. It adds overfill to prevent short cycling. In most cases this should be sufficient unless the height of your waves is constantly changing.
The pump on the osmolator has a max head height of 7ft.
Head pressure is the maximum height that the pump can push water vertically. If your tank is higher than the Head height listed this will not be able to work. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
This will work great in the back of a nuvo 30! Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
The diameter of the pump is just under 2" this is how wide the cap will need to be in order to allow the pump to pass through.
This will be 4" long, 2.5" wide and 1" thick. it will require a Velcro pad to stick or to be used with double sided tape.
The optical eye sensor will usually sense and fill within the range of 1/4" Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
If you have calibrated the pump to maximum output and it is still unable to keep up you will want to ensure the pump is filling the proper amount. It may be that the head height (the vertical height the pump has to push the water) could be too high or other pump related problems. We have used the osmolator on larger systems with quite heavy evaporation with great luck. If the issues continue you will want to contact Tunze directly to see if the pump is working correctly! I have included their contact information below!
Tunze – 512-833-7546 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tunze Osmolator is an entirely self sufficient system. It is perfectly fine to connect the Osmolator to one of the Apex's power outlets incase you wanted to cut the power for some reason (like when you are doing a water change) though the Apex isn't capable of reading the Osmolator's sensors or anything of that sort.
The 3155 will have 2 sensors the mechanical float and the optical eye. The 3152 will only come with the mechanical float switch. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
The max head pressure on the osmolator pump is 7ft.
This osmolator will run for typically 10-15 minutes in a dry container. eventually the controller will sense that it has not filled in a timely manner and should turn the system off. if this continues to not be filled there may be red flashing on the controller. For direct assistance you will want to contact Tunze directly!
The power supply has 12V, 1600mA maximum output, connected to a watt meter with the pump running, the draw at the outlet is generally around 8W at 115V with the pump running. The entire system uses 1-1.5A at 12V depending on pump speed setting and head pressure.
The Osmolator actually comes with the pump right in the package so you don't need to buy one!
We appreciate your interest, but I'm afraid our distribution area is limited to North America and all of our equipment is wired for standard US 110v electrical.
Have a great day!
Just wondering if I need 2 ATO. I know you can place it either in the sump or in the tank, but my question is if I place it in the sump will it also refill my tank in that process. I don't see that happening but if it does please let me know.
If you have a sump, it MUST go in the sump, in the chamber where your return pump is. This is the only area of your tank that will have a changing water level depending on evaporation (unless its far too late!). Only one ATO would be necessary but it must go in that location if you have a sump.
We run into very few issues with these but after that length of time I would imagine its possible for any component to fail. We don't have individual parts like the optical eye, but if you give Roger and company a shout over at Tunze USA, he might. At the very least he could likely help you narrow down exactly what it is. The number I have for them is 512-833-7546 email@example.com
That is correct. Its a submersible pump that gets stuck right into the top off water. If your interested in this ATO system you should give this blog article a quick read. It goes into a lot more detail on the system (which is one of my favorites).
The Tunze Osmolator 3155 is one of the safest ATO’s available. It utilizes an electronic eye sensor to monitor water levels and a backup float switch sensor with an optional audible alarm. The controller protects the quiet metering pump from running dry and reports an empty storage tank. Two magnetic holders for sensors and multiple mounting brackets included as well as a pump.
LED indicator lights the Osmolator will allow you to visually see if their are any issues with your top off system.
Two technologies of water level monitoring, and built in safety back-ups.
The optical eye sensor will keep the water level very steady to keep the salinity from fluctuating in your aquarium. The Osmolator does work well with kalkwasser.
Max Head Height: 7.2 ft
Note: With any pump, kalkwasser can cause premature wear. New pumps are available at a very reasonable price.
Easy to install and use By Felix on 8/12/2017Felix would recommend this product to a friendThe product is easy to instal. Has good instructions and works as advertised. I paired it with the reefkeeper lite.
Irritating quirk By Jon on 8/6/2017Jon wouldn't recommend this product to a friendAlthough this works well and is easy to set up, one thing I absolutely hate is that if you unplug it to do maintenance or whatnot, when you plug it back in, even if the water level is at the sensor, this will add water in for a few seconds no matter what. I even had the water quite above the appropriate level, but when I plugged this back in, the water level went above the actual sensor itself. I'll be looking for another ATO at some point
I only have one complaint. By Albert on 8/1/2017Albert would recommend this product to a friendThe only thing that I don't necessarily like about this product is that if you unplug it and then plug it back in, it always dispenses water regardless of where the water level is. Beyond that its been really great. I will say Ive only had it for a month, but so far, so good.. I chose it over the Neptue ATO despite it looking kinda crappy compared to the sleek look of the Neptune ATO. (I care about form AND function, sue me.. lol )
Works great- The return hose clip is a bit frustrating--- By Qinji on 7/6/2017Qinji would recommend this product to a friendWorks great- Magnets are strong--The return hose clip is a bit frustrating-
Great ATO By Bill on 6/18/2017Bill would recommend this product to a friendI am new to the reef tank hobby and being well versed in freshwater i did not know an ATO was nessasary for saltwater. But after dealing with evaporation i knew i needed an ATO and this Tunze Ato is great. For the time i have had it i have had no problems at all. Got a 10 gallon brute can and it goes for 10 days without problem . Highly recommend this ATO.
Love the topoff by Tunze !!! By Sedonaiceman on 5/30/2017Sedonaiceman would recommend this product to a friendSaves my lugging water , time and acclimation to the kids !!! Love it , thank you , sedonaiceman
NISE By PETRO on 5/19/2017PETRO would recommend this product to a friendYOU'LL SLEEP WELL WITH IT
Great product and easy instalation By Bill on 5/18/2017Bill would recommend this product to a friendOnly had this ATO a few months now. It was very easy to install. Everything seems to be working fine no issues other than one day the alarm was going off. After only a few months of running apparently the electric I had something on it and so when I wiped it off the alarm stopped. The alarm was going off because the ATO started running and increase the water level in the song so good thing it had the secondary shut off and it shut it off that set off the alarm. Great safety feature seems to be a great ATO and I'm very happy.
Good quality product; easy to install By Nam on 5/9/2017Nam would recommend this product to a friendThis ATO works very nicely and is ready to use with a few simple installation steps. It comes with everything (ie. pump and tubing) so all you have to do is drop the pump into your water reservoir, set the sensor, and plug in the ATO.
Loving it! By Joshua on 5/8/2017Joshua would recommend this product to a friendI was recommended this by a fellow reefer and I'm glad he did. It's quiet and i haven't had any problems with it at all, yet. I would go with anything else.
Works Great By Dave on 4/20/2017Dave would recommend this product to a friendEasy to use and setup, works great!
EASY INSTALL WORK LIKE A CHARM By Red on 4/13/2017Red would recommend this product to a friendI got this one in from BRS and nice easy install and works like a charm. just be careful of the magnets you get those stuck they are a pain to pull apart. tip leave them on the foam until you need to put on tank.