The HYDROS ATO Kit comes with everything you need to add and manage automatic top-off through your HYDROS Controller. Using a HYDROS aquarium controller for your auto top-off system is not only a reliable solution but it also helps clear wire clutter in and around your aquarium. While this ATO system does require the HYDROS system to function, if you already have a HYDROS aquarium controller, this is a very economical add-on to manage water top off functions.
HYDROS Water Level Sensor
The HYDROS Water Level Sensor contains no moving parts that can fail. It’s extremely tiny; a little over a half-inch thick with a circumference the size of a US penny. The optical eye is magnetically coupled with the magnet side measuring only ¼” thick. The sensor can be mounted to most clear, tinted, or painted surfaces up to ½” thick. The sensor operates in the daytime or complete darkness so it’s safe for use hidden inside your aquarium stand or in the back chambers of an all-in-one aquarium. The sensor is easy to place, easy to move, and easy to clean. The sensor connects with any HYDROS Sense Port using an aviation-style plug for safe operation. No additional power source is needed to run the sensor.
HYDROS DC Micro Pump
Controlled and Powered by HYDROS to Top-Off Your Tank! The HYDROS DC Micro Pump is powerful despite its small size. When connected to a Drive Port on the HYDROS Control 2 or Control 4, the controller will supply power to the pump so no additional cords or power bricks are required for operation.
- Sensor Dimensions: .75”(Diameter) x .55” (Thickness)
- Magnet Mount Dimensions: .75” (Diameter) x .25” (Thickness)
- Max Mounting Thickness: 1/2”
DC Pump Specifications
- Pump Dimensions: 1.6”L x 1.062”W x 1.45”H
- Max Head Pressure: 8 ft.
- Flow Rate: 74 GPH
- Power Draw: 4.5 Watts
- Pump Voltage: 12V (brushless DC pump)
- Tubing Diameter: 8.5mm OD, 6.5mm ID
- Tubing Length: 6.5 Feet
1x HYDROS Water Level Sensor
1x HYDROS DC Micro Pump
1x Hang-On Tubing Mount
1x Siphon Break
|Dimensions||(Pump) 1.6”L x 1.062”W x 1.45”H, (Sensor) 0.75”(Diameter) x 0.55” (Thickness)|
|Max Tank Thickness||1/2 in.|
|Control Type||Controller Required (Sold Separately)|
|Pump Model||HYDROS DC Micro Pump|
|Flow Rate||74 GPH|
|Tubing Inside Diameter||1/4 in. (0.25" / 6.35mm)|
|Tubing Length||6.5 Feet|
|Power Consumption||4.5 Watts|
|Water Level Detection||Optical Sensor|
|Safety Features||Includes Anti-Siphon Valve|
|Max Head Height||5 -10 Feet|
Thank you for reaching out to us. Yes, you can set up a solenoid to open once a level sensor is triggered. You just need the sensor and the hydros water solenoid.
Please let me know if you need anything further and take care!