Would recommend By Kyle on 11/4/2014
Kyle would recommend this product to a friend
These float valves are simple, generic float valves, that fit easily into the brackets. I did not have any problems with the threaded holes like other reviewers did. I find that with the brackets the valve can be placed anywhere between around 3 to 10 inches below the rim the bracket hangs onto.
Stripped threads By STeve on 11/3/2014
STeve wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
The threads were stripped out. . Wish I had gone with a better setup.
hole pre-stripped By Reefking on 11/1/2014
Reefking wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
The holes on one of the mounting brackets was completely stripped out. Bad craftsmanship and no quality control.
Just what I was looking for By Eddie KMD on 9/6/2014
Eddie KMD would recommend this product to a friend
I needed these float switches and brackets to use with my Apex breakout box in my sump. I used double sided 3M tape to secure the brackets and did not use the screws but they threaded just fine for me. Its a versatile kit and I'm glad I could find these brackets. They are not easy to find, at least for me.
So far works wonders By logan on 8/13/2014
logan would recommend this product to a friend
Stability is king. After 6 months of doing manual top offs I got lazy and purchased an auto top off setup. Within a week coral extension improved and many of my zoas seem to have doable their rate of growth. So far this has worked seamlessly with my reefkeeper light.
A few complaints however. The bracket came in black not clear as was shown. The bracket does not fit well with my sump. Worst of all though is that I had to manually screw the wires together using wire nuts that were not supplied in the purchase.
Great Product By Geoff on 4/17/2014
Geoff would recommend this product to a friend
I'm currently using two with the Reefkeeper lite plus and they've worked fine for me for a couple months now no problems. I'm still trying to figure out the best way to program it with my aqualifter ato pump but the switches seem like they'll last plenty long enough for me to be satisfied. For the price I have two more in a box in case one fails.
great switch By valerie on 3/8/2014
valerie would recommend this product to a friend
Purchased this set to go with our RKL Plus, very easy to hook up. We had to add a spacer where you would tighten to the sump since the screw wasnt long enough, but thats it. We coupled this with the Tom aqua pump, had it set up in minutes, tested it, and worked perfectly.
Great float switch By Bradley on 2/16/2014
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 2/9/2014
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 11/9/2013
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 10/6/2013
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 9/7/2013
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 5/31/2013
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 4/18/2013
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 4/18/2013
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 3/31/2013
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 3/28/2013
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 1/17/2013
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 1/7/2013
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 9/13/2012
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 9/9/2012
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 9/9/2012
evan would recommend this product to a friend
works well, but the float can fail with salt buildup
Adjustable and Sturdy By Timothy on 8/27/2012
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 6/11/2012
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 5/16/2012
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 5/15/2012
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 4/21/2012
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 9/4/2011
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 8/27/2011
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 8/24/2011
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 6/23/2011
Charlie would recommend this product to a friend
Good item, but if one bracket could hold two switches that would be even better.
Very Nice Float Switch By Chuck on 6/14/2011
Chuck would recommend this product to a friend
This is a really nice product. The bracket is almost 1/4" thick custom bent acrylic, and it has numerous adjustments and mounting options to fit many applications. The float switch is nice and sturdy as well with long leads. Like most of DA's stuff it's not cheap but at least it's high quality and will last.
If you think you might need 2 buy the dual bracket model, It's two single bracket units but 5 bucks cheaper than buying them separately.
Works well! By Sean on 12/21/2010
Sean would recommend this product to a friend
I like the brackets that they come with becasue of there adjustabilty! made things a little easier and one more thing that i do not need to worry about
Good Product By orion251 on 12/17/2010
orion251 would recommend this product to a friend
Works perfectly for my ATO system.
ATO Heaven By jimmy on 12/1/2010
jimmy would recommend this product to a friend
Use it on my ATO. Works great and installing the floats on one bracket is a great way to save space.
Good product, gets the job done! By Glenn M on 9/29/2010
Glenn M would recommend this product to a friend
I've been using this product for my ATO for the past 2 months with my RKL. It works great!!! Like previous reviewer mentioned, to save space get both sensors on same bracket - it's easy to do if you want.
Great! By Bryan N on 9/13/2010
Bryan N would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased this product to use for my ATO. Go to DA forum for instruction on how to hook up using both on the same bracket to save sump space. The bottom turns on the pump to fill and if it gets stuck then the top serves to shut down the pump if the water gets too high. Overall I'm happy with this product.