was nice, when it worked By Michelle on 5/15/2012
Michelle wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
after putting this thing together it worked pretty good for a week or 2. then it kept over filling, the bottom float was bad. company sent me out 2 new floats. had it for a little over 2 months now and today i noticed its not kicking on anymore regardless of what the floats are doing. wired on new floats and still not kicking on which means now the danged relay is busted. its been enough of a headache that i really wish i had just spent an extra 20 bucks. it is an eyesore for sure with wires going all over the friggin place. some seem to work great per reviews, and others seem to be crap. i have contacted customer service again but may end up at radio shack for a new relay.
Wouldnt purchase again By Josh on 4/9/2012
Josh would recommend this product to a friend
This is a somewhat interesting project but the importance of ATO performance and the fact that well engineered and manufactured products can be had for only a few dollars more mean I will look elsewhere for my next ATO.
Your crazy to not have ATO automated By pdog22 on 4/9/2012
pdog22 would recommend this product to a friend
This is probably the best value you will find for what it does. The ATO has worked perfect, and you can trust it with the dual water level checks. If you have any skills you will be able to put this together, no problem.
Garbage By Jeffrey on 3/15/2012
Jeffrey wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Do yourself a huge favor an don't waste your money on this,pay the extra money an get a built one. Bracket is cheap that you have to mold yourself. An when it is all said an done you don't have near enough wire to run it. If you don't mind a bulky eyesore this is the one for you.
Over all good product I recommend it for any tank By Sean on 2/23/2012
Sean would recommend this product to a friend
My only complaint is the relay I put the system together like the instructions said, and the next day herd the relay buzz for a few seconds off and on for 5 minutes every now and then. So I ended up removing the relay and replacing it with a fuze holder and fuze (5-8 amp just to save the switches). Now the switches flip and the pump kicks on with no noise just smooth operation. I use the Aqua Lifter Vacuum Pump it is very quite i would recommend this pump for the system...
Good product easy to install By Cord on 1/14/2012
Cord would recommend this product to a friend
this product was real easy to install and assemble. float switches work like a charm. if there was a con to the product at all it would be that the relay switch makes a clicking sound every time the float switch activates it. this is not really noticeable if placed under the tank near the sump or behind cabinets. over all i am happy with the price and ease of this product
great deal By tommy on 11/28/2011
tommy would recommend this product to a friend
installing this was a brease and works great keeping the water level constant in my sump
Great Value By Dizzle on 11/10/2011
Dizzle would recommend this product to a friend
Just set this up and it's been running about a week. This is a great little ATO for the price. It was very easy to follow the included instructions (lots of photos). The relay is pretty loud and the sensor is pretty sensitive. My pump normally kicks on and off repeatedly for about 2 minutes and then I don't hear it again for a couple of hours. My only concern with it is that it does take up two plugs instead of just one. But for the extra $60 I saved I can live with it.
Good By Christopher on 10/4/2011
Christopher would recommend this product to a friend
This is a good DIY kit not hard to put together and works well. =
Easy Solution By Micah on 9/22/2011
Micah would recommend this product to a friend
Great product, but had a small problem about a week after it was installed. The relay "broke" for apparently no reason. I email the manufacturer and they sent a new relay right away. I couldn't wait so I took it to Radio Shack, they had the part for $7. Now, I have a back up just in case.
everything you need for your ATO in a box By Lam on 7/19/2011
Lam would recommend this product to a friend
before I bought this unit I was filling my sump everyday will gallon of ro/di. this also, help me keep my salinity stable. I don't have to worry about my return pump running dry never again.
Anything to make it simplier! By Phil on 5/4/2011
Phil would recommend this product to a friend
This is a great little DIY kit. Got it all set up with no problems. Instructions were easy to follow, the only problem I see is that even with a 'slosh/snail guard' it still needs to be paid attention to. Only of my floats, in a guard is not traveling correctly and making the on/off as smoothly as it should. Gets partially there and the relay will buzz for a second or two before kicking on or off. This is just maintenance and probably just needs cleaning, I'm guilty of ignoring it. Besides that, works great... been set up and using for 3 months with no issues. Just make sure cleaning the switches is added to your maintenance schedule.