Great float switch By Bradley on 2/16/14
Bradley would recommend this product to a friend
Have had this float switch for 6 or so months now and have not had one problem with it. I'm using it in the return chamber in my sump so snails and crabs are not a issue.
Simple design seems fail-proof By Mtthbrook on 2/9/14
Mtthbrook would recommend this product to a friend
I like the simple design they work good, one word of caution they are weak where they heat the acrylic to bend the brackets , So do not over tighten them to the top of your aquarium or you may break the bracket like I did with one of mine.
Does what its suppose to do. By Joshjk on 11/9/13
Joshjk would recommend this product to a friend
This float switch works very well. The mounting brackets came threaded and hold up nice. I have not had any problems with it like others have posted. I am very pleased with this float switch bracket combo. I have recommended this to my friends who also really like this combo and all the holes came threaded. Very happy.
would not recommend By Theodore on 10/6/13
Theodore wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
as mentioned in other reviews the threaded holes do not appear to have been tapped and as the holes are too big I can not retread them to fit the supplied plastic bolts............otherwise they are real pretty, switch works well though .
pretty poor craftsmanship By Mr. Cool on 9/7/13
Mr. Cool wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
The screws that sets the height of the switch is poorly crafted. It wouldn't be tight enough to hold the switch in place. As stated by other buyer. Overall this product has very poor craftsmanship. And yes, this is the worst purchase I made from BRS.
Don't nock it till u try it By Mike on 6/1/13
Mike would recommend this product to a friend
One word, nice. easy install, we'll made,and user friendly. My bracket was well made, no complaints. Set up in no time. Worked well with my home made ATP system. Don't listen to people who over tighten plastic screws and blame a product for being cheep. Try it and u will see!
NO BRAINER! By Christopher on 4/19/13
Christopher would recommend this product to a friend
THIS FLOAT SWITCH MAKES AUTO TOP OFF A BREEZE! only problem i had was with the bracket but worth the money.
Awesome mounting bracket, average float By Kevin on 4/18/13
Kevin would recommend this product to a friend
The mounting bracket is what really makes this kit. If you don't have a built in place for mounting your float switches this is a must have! I only have 2 knock's against the kit. First the "clamp" that clamps onto the sump to hold it in place doesn't close tight enough to hold onto my rimless acrylic sump. Second over time it becomes impossible to turn the adjustment screw's without a long soak in vinegar.
Not impressed By Christopher on 4/1/13
Christopher wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
As stated in the other reviews the bracket design is not worth the money you pay for this kit. The craftsmanship is very low. The screw threads in bracket are not straight on one and this causes the screw to tighten at an angle and they do not fully tighten so you have to be real careful because one little bump will knock these things side ways. This bracket is also made for rimless sumps so be prepared to drop some more green backs on a 1 inch thick piece of acrylic by how ever long you need to be able to utilize these on a rimmed sump. I would only recommend this product if you have no other choices. Or you are in a pinch.
Horrible Design By Tony on 3/28/13
Tony wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
The switches work fine, but the bracket is less than ideal. Lets start with the holes. They are drilled at almost the same size as the threads, so there is no "bite" from the screws. Out of 4 screws on two brackets, only ONE was able to tighten up.
As stated in other reviews, the long screw is not long enough for 3/16" sided sumps. You have to add a separate piece to take up the space. And again, the threads are non existent and the screw strips way too easy.
Worst purchase I have made from BRS! I will NEVER buy another one, I will build them myself instead of taking the easy way out.
Float switch problems By Migity1 on 1/17/13
Migity1 wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I was really disappointed with this float switch....
First my sump is rimless, so the screw to tighten it down is to short. Second, no matter how I assemble the bracket the floats are not adjustable to my water level. Also one of the locking screws won't tighten. And lastly,there is no snail/weed guard. (Didn't like soldering new plugs on the wires either.)
Perfection of ease By Scott on 1/7/13
Scott would recommend this product to a friend
This was hands down the easiest upgrade I have done to my tank. Within 15mins of opening the box I had a functioning ATO. Very good product!!
No instructions, but that's ok. By Andrew on 9/13/12
Andrew would recommend this product to a friend
A bit of a pain to put together, since there are no instructions. However, I found a video of someone assembling it. The still picture on the site works well too--just something to figure out how the pieces of plastic fit together. The business end works well, and I haven't had any problems with salt creep causing the switch to fail, as one reviewer mentioned. I did solder mine to the wire harness and used some shrink tubing around it. Make sure whatever connection you use is waterproof.
Much easier By steve on 9/9/12
steve would recommend this product to a friend
Brought this for my rkl 2 and it's awesome
. Much easier then me always having to add the water. BRS is the best
good By evan on 9/9/12
evan would recommend this product to a friend
works well, but the float can fail with salt buildup
Adjustable and Sturdy By Timothy on 8/27/12
Timothy would recommend this product to a friend
Have this setup and working great with my Apex (Its a float switch... you can use it with any controller).
Only thing I don't like is that the set screw meant to mount it securely against the sump is too short. An extra scrap piece of acrylic fixed that issue. I'd buy again in a heartbeat
Rk single float switch By moises on 6/11/12
moises would recommend this product to a friend
A bit price but, looks like a solid product. Only have had it for a few weeks but so far so good. Does what it needs to do. A bit of a hasle to figure out how to use it, but 15mins of tinkering with the Rkl and u should figure it out. No instructions needed.
Wow By Ethan on 5/17/12
Ethan would recommend this product to a friend
This product really helped me get my salinity dialed in and working perfectly!!!
Perfect kit..... By Daniel on 5/15/12
Daniel would recommend this product to a friend
All in one box and ready to go! installed for ATO and controlled by my Apex controller. Great quality and I like that they are adjustable!
Great Value, but alot of work By Keith on 4/21/12
Keith would recommend this product to a friend
The brackets are not wide enough to fit over my sump lip. Fortunetly, I was able to attach it to one of the baffles. The wiring requires alot of extra work to configure and it requires water proofing the connections. You will likely need extra wire as the wire that comes with it may not be long enough. My RKE is about 4 feet from the floats. I spent about 3 hours on this part of the project just waiting for liquid tape to dry between coats. I would have preferred also that Digital Aquatics had an air pressure version of the device to cut down on cleaning later.
Works Well By Jim on 9/4/11
Jim would recommend this product to a friend
Works really well and keeps my sumps water level. The float switch looks like it uses magnets to run so you shouldn't have to worry too much about electrical currents off the switch part. You will need a soldering iron and some shrink tubing cause you will need to attach the wires from the switch to the wires to the plug. You will also need a SL1 or SL2 to run this.
works great, easy to set up By richard on 8/27/11
richard would recommend this product to a friend
works great. only thing you need is an sl1 module, a pump and a top of water resevoir. easy to set up when looking at a picture of it. couldn't figure it out at first looked at the picture on here and then smooth sailing after that
Made a mistake! By Tim on 8/24/11
Tim wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Tying to set up a ATO and really stretching myself. I did noot realize I had to purchase additional equipment. This ia just the float. Since ordering I have found other reliable products less expensive that purchasing all Digital Aquatics equipment to finish ATO system.
Great but could be better By Charlie on 6/23/11
Charlie would recommend this product to a friend
Good item, but if one bracket could hold two switches that would be even better.