- ATO - IceCap
Everything you need to install a reliable Auto Top Off System!
- Dual Optical Sensors
- Magnetic Sensor Mounts
- Compact Design
- DC Feed Pump
- Fail-Safe Protection
- No Moving Parts
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
Fairly Easy Setup, but Broken out of box By David on 1/27/2018David wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI ordered this for the dual optic sensors. I did see some of the reviews here and elsewhere about issues but was hoping I wouldn't get a "lemon". Unfortunately, I did. Like the reviewer Richard, my impeller housing was cracked right out of the box. I'm waiting on the replacement. That said, it is very easy to set up except that there is nothing in the instructions that show you how to use the lock nut to mount the sensors (I had to YouTube it). It makes perfect sense once you know about it, but considering I've never set one up before, just having instructions that say "mount it, that's it!" (which is nearly exactly what it says), is a stupid thing to leave out of the instructions. Im hoping the replacement is sent quickly.
works great easy install By Carl on 12/26/2017Carl would recommend this product to a friendcomes complete with pump I use 5 gallon bucket with lid for resovoir on floor, will pump 5ft height I have been using for 2 months on my coralife 29 gallon biocube keeps the water at the max level line in the pump section of tank.
Not for all in one tanks or sumps next to refugium lights By Vgab on 11/26/2017Vgab wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI set up the unit according to the manual but when I pluged in the power all I got was beeping and a red flashing light! It took about an hour to figure out the problem! The manual is useless and so is their website! obviously other people are having the same issues but instead of answering them right there so we can all see the answer they take the time to tell them to shorten the tubing and submit a private ticket and they will get back to them! Anyway the problem turned out to be that my light was shining on the sensors! After I blocked the light and re-plugged the unit both lights stayed on with no beeping! I moved the sensors up to see if it would come on and the blue light started to flash and the pump turned on! For such a small pump it pumps very well! I have it pumping about 45 inches to the tank and it has no problems with the lift! It seems to turn on more often than I expected but after an hour of use it seems to be working ok!
The best ATO hands down By Jesse on 11/20/2017Jesse would recommend this product to a friendJust as the title states, the best ATO you can buy. I've used the Tunze Osmolator and the JBJ and this Icecap blows them away. Its easy to use, easy to setup, and works flawlessly. Not to mention the small form factor that takes up hardly any room. The pump is tiny, but pumps more water than the pump that comes with the Osmolator. The use of two optic sensors keeps the water level perfect and the controller will fit anywhere. High quality at almost half the price of the Tunze. Highly, highly recommend.
Works great By Chris on 11/16/2017Chris would recommend this product to a friendWorks great. Pump turns off when you run out of water and sounds an alarm.
Ice Cap ATO By Richard on 8/30/2017Richard would recommend this product to a friendPurchased my Ice Cap ATO at the 2017 MACNA show right out of the box the impellor on the motor was defective cracked and the unit keeps over shooting after instillation. Tried calibrating the optical sensors dry out of the water until the pump starts than placed it in the water to my desired water level. Thank god for the second safety shut down sensor as everytime i come home from work its in alarms and the unit overbfills to the secondary sensor were it shuts down. Very little i formation on the net and or calibration in the instructions.
Quality ATO system By Nicholas on 7/17/2017Nicholas would recommend this product to a friendWorks great with no issues, the duel optical sensors is something not found in others and for the price this is a great value, have used it for months now with no issue
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!
Is there a ULM salt mix, water source and ATO? Tod ...
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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