- 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
Cracked magnetic in the impeller By Marlin on 3/28/2019Marlin wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI just installed the new ICECAP ATO and the unit give a consistence beeped after about ten seconds. Reset the unit, the beeping came back again after about ten seconds. Googled it and found a review about the beeping was due to a cracked impeller and another review was due to lighting issue. I was hopping mine is due to lighting issue. My hope was gone when I turned off the light under the cabinet and the unit still beeping after a reset. I opened the pump and pulled out the impeller; the magnetic from the impeller fell apart. It look supper cheap and fragile. I am not sure the pump would last over time even if the it was working. I will definitely stay away from this one in the future.
Optical sensor fails in on the ON position By Brian on 11/10/2018Brian wouldn't recommend this product to a friendHas been working flawlessly for 8 months, but now the water level sensor has failed and fills beyond the selected level. The high-level alarm did save it, but would not have expected failure this early. Probably should have went with the Tunze.
Simple and effective By Smitty on 10/9/2018Smitty would recommend this product to a friendI've had this product for 5 months now. I normally don't write reviews but this product deserves it. The price ease of setup and multiple safties are all great. If my the water level in my tank increases or decrease, I get an alarm. Couldn't ask for more than that. I'm ordering another for my frag tank.
works great By Stephen on 10/8/2018Stephen would recommend this product to a friendThis product was easy to set up and works very well. The pump is super silent and powerful, it doesn't have to run for more than 2 seconds to top off my sump. The only problem I have is the quality. For $125 I would have hoped for better quality. All of the plastic parts that secure the top off hose were very flimsy and not durable, the clamp that holds the hose to the sump didn't even fit over the rim of the tank. Over all this is a good product and I do recommend it.
Simple By Motorhead on 7/10/2018Motorhead would recommend this product to a friendI've been running this on my aio for 7 months now and love it wouldn't go with any other. Simple set up also
5 stars By Fishcat on 3/28/2018Fishcat would recommend this product to a friendI've only had it for a couple of months but I wish I would have bought one years ago.
Awesome topoff By Lagoonreefer on 3/19/2018Lagoonreefer would recommend this product to a friendI've had this ato for 3 months now works amazing never had a problem!!!
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.
It appears to have alarm if the water level gets too high or if the pump stays on for 5 min, but does it have an auto shutoff?
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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