Long lasting easy hook up By richard on 10/16/2017
richard would recommend this product to a friend
I've had mine 7 years never any issues as long as you do periodic maintenance on the float switches nothing a vinegar bath can't handle :)
Is the adjustment worth it? By GoneFishingAgain on 10/10/2017
GoneFishingAgain wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
It is quite reliable if you use the right mode. Many do a traditional top off from spare may find it occasionally fail because people fail to clean the tank (and the float switch). But after all the tedious maintenance why not just buy a reliable timer, or a wifi remote control plug just simply connect to the pump in the spare water tank? Let it run a minute every day. If it may pump too much water in just one minute, add a control valve. Evaporation is constant almost everyday. Sometimes technology is good, but ATO is simply too clumsy to maintain.
Very reliable By Bakerrichard27 on 9/1/2017
Bakerrichard27 would recommend this product to a friend
I've had this unit since 2011 as long as you perform quarterly maintenance on the floats it works flawless and is extremely reliable
Not trustworthy = not a good investment By Sawyer on 6/18/2017
Sawyer wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I have had this JBJ ATO running on my tank for just around a year now and there are two main problems with it.
First, the float switches get gunked up easily which causes them to stick in position, this makes it where the pump will either continue to run until the ATO auto shut turns it off, or the ATO won't turn on because the switch is stuck up.
This problem leads into the second one, which is the auto shutoff timer should be more flexible. I have turned it to the longest time but even then half the time it only runs for a minute and then will activate the timer. It isn't reliable and here recently there have been several times when, luckily, I have caught my water level dipping very low.
Overall I would suggest forking over the extra money for a system that is more reliable and doesn't have these design flaws.
JBJ ATO Controller By Allen on 5/6/2017
Allen would recommend this product to a friend
I have had no problems at all with this controller, it is working as expected
it works By Dave on 3/31/2017
Dave would recommend this product to a friend
My 1st one came with the used set up I got and it lasted a year for me (I have no idea how old it was)...I figured I get the same one cause I have some spare parts now....it works as it should...ask me again in a year..
My last ATO! By brad on 3/3/2017
brad would recommend this product to a friend
I've been through several other ATO systems and all have failed. I've been using this product now without a single issue. This kit gives you flexibility in setup to meet specific needs. Very well thought out product.
good for the price By triad696 on 3/3/2017
triad696 would recommend this product to a friend
Been using it for 6 weeks and no problems,but , as with ANY automated system, ALWAYS check on it. Automation is not for setting and forgetting, it's to make the little chores less tedious and to make your tank consistent. I use multiple automation systems, when you feed the tank, check the systems.
good top unit for the price By Denbf58 on 12/15/2016
Denbf58 would recommend this product to a friend
just received my second unit for another tank my first one has been working just fine for 3 years now bang for the buck this is a good unit .
I should have trusted negative reviews By Steve16046 on 12/9/2016
Steve16046 wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I bought this because of the BRS video recommendation and being the eternal optimist I elected to ignore the negative reviews here. I was hoping that either they were isolated instances or perhaps the product was since improved. It wouldn't happen to me anyway. Well I had it installed for just 2-3 weeks and it stopped working. I suspect the float switch that tells the unit to deliver more water, and was causing my sump pump to suck air. For me (and my fish and corals) this could have been a serious problem since this tank is in my office and I am not here on the weekends. Had I not noticed it, my main pump would likely have burned out and disaster would have followed. To the credit of BRS, they stood behind the product and got me out a replacement promptly. But I will start looking for another solution, since now I won't trust this product. The float switches seemed to be very cheap and poor quality, which is a shame because they are probably the key to this product performing dependably.