- Osmolator Nano 3152 Auto Top Off - Tunze
The Tunze Osmolator Nano 3152 Auto Top Off is designed for smaller tanks, approximately 50 gallons and under. One of the safest ATO’s available. Utilizes a single sensor to monitor water levels and a controller that protects against overdosing.
- Magnetic holder for sensors up to 10mm or .39".
- Max Head Height: 7.0 ft
Introducing the little brother to the Tunze Osmolator, one of the industry’s most trusted automatic water top-off device and BRS Recommended. Designed specifically for smaller aquariums, roughly 50 gallons and under, the Osmolator Nano 3152 is a slimmed down version of the full sized 3155. It includes a processor-based anti-overfill system which turns the pump off if after five minutes of filling the level has still not been reached. The Osmolator Nano includes the control unit, low voltage (6V) pump, power adapter, 3m hose, magnet mount and protective cover.
I wanted to love this. By jonathan on 3/16/2019jonathan wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI bought this back in July of 2018. Things were great until a few months ago. Unit worked flawlessly, until it didn’t. I hit the forums and tried everything the owner suggested to people having the same “failure to start” the pump issues. I thought it was the safety timer. Switched the jumper to extend the pump time. Nope. Now this ato will not work until I reset the system. I even saw on the forums that the main distributor was suggesting an “update” to the control unit in 2017 that fixed this issue. I bought mine in 2018. I have reached out to Tunze America and am awaiting a response. I really wanted to love this ato, but it’s not anything I would recommend to reefers that care about the quality of the devices they use to keep a tank thriving.
Would not recommend. By Michael on 1/22/2019Michael wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI've had this ATO for almost a year, and though it does it's job for the most part. It is also sure to malfunction monthly (seemingly always when out of town) causing either the water level to drop drastically or flooding the tank.
Failed twice within a week By David on 1/12/2019David wouldn't recommend this product to a friendHad it set up for a week and it failed twice both ways. First time the float switch got stuck in the up position and it didn’t do it’s job. Second time float switch got stuck in the down position and it overfilled but the time limit saved it from overflowing the tank, at least that worked!
Good ATO, but not well made By Joe on 1/2/2019Joe would recommend this product to a friendI started buying the more expensive European/Japanese products for my tank because I thought they would be better made/durable/reliable, but the sensor housing/shield broke while disabling. I was trying to clean the sensor and the tabs that holding the housing on snapped off with little force. The housing holds the sensor on to the magnet, so now my ATO sensor is dangling in my sump while I await a replacement part. What a hassle!
DONT DO IT! look for another brand By merguevito on 12/28/2018merguevito wouldn't recommend this product to a friendwhat a piece of garbage. just lasted 3 months! too many problems with the warranty
Its a decent ATO By Seth on 11/27/2018Seth wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI have been using this ATO for a couple months now and its been pretty solid. Except around the second week I had it running when the valve went down no water would flow. I figured out to just unplug it and plug it back in but it becomes annoying especially if you are leaving for longer than a day. All and all its an ok ATO, but in my opinion there are better options out there.
Failed within a week By CAM on 10/28/2018CAM wouldn't recommend this product to a friendStayed in the on position twice within a week. Thankful just cycling the take. Would be disastrous for my 10 gallon with all that fresh water lowering salinity. Beyond disappointed. Should have payed attention to the bad reviews...
Very unstable By ReeferJoe on 7/28/2018ReeferJoe wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThe pump coughs, meaning it wouldnt pump out water and eventually you run dry. One remedy is to unplug and plug back but that defeats the purpose of the Automation procedure. Buying this is a major disaster in the making.
Great system for price By Dustin on 6/30/2018Dustin would recommend this product to a friendI've had this for over a year and it's worked great. I only had one failure where there was build-up on the float and it didn't drop and let the pump turn on. Moral is, clean the pump and float every couple of weeks and it works as intended.
Buy the 3155 model vs the 3152 model By Seacreature on 5/28/2018Seacreature wouldn't recommend this product to a friendDon’t waste $ on the 3152. The 3152 is unreliable. Works for about 3 days then the pump needs to be primed again. I also have the 3155 and it has consistently worked as design. Not sure if it is because of the eye or the controller since both models supposedly use the same pump.
Work great for a while, then all kinds of errors By Ben on 3/4/2018Ben wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThese work great for a year or so and then you'll be constantly unplugging and plugging them back in because the sensor is not working. Next you'll be manually fiddling with the sensor itself because for some odd reason it doesn't like to trip the pump even when the magnetic sensor is clearly in the correct position for it to turn on.
I've had this overflow my JBJ 28g nano in our bedroom more than once. Luckily the noise of a constantly running pump wakes me up to unplug. After that I get to wait for the extra gallon of water to evaporate so I don't screw up my SG.
I wouldn't buy one of these again.
2 units both failed By Brandon from The Bay on 2/21/2018Brandon from The Bay wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI have 2 of these nano's and also a regular 3155. I had high hopes for the nano but both failed and in different ways. usually it's the float that gets stuck in the down position, other times it's the run timer that doesn't function as it's supposed too, overfills the tanks, runs the reservoir dry and either burns up the pump or runs for hours on end til I come home. One unit overfilled my 10g nano tank by 5 gallons and you can imagine the devastation that this caused to the our loft cabinets. (wife wasn't happy either). I love these at first, due to simplicity and the normal Tunze product love but these units are seriously flawed. I highly recommend you buy the full size 3155 over the nano's (never had an issue with the 3155 ever). You get what you pay for. I waited too long to return these and I'm out the cash but hey lesson learned right oh and my cabinet guy really loves me right now too. BRS really should stop carrying these until a proven fix or revised product is put in it's place.
What's the main differences between the nano and the 3155? Also, would be possible to upgrade in the future without having to buy the whole thing?
The nano osmolator is just a simple float switch and that is it. The 3155 has the dual level control with the optical eye for primary control and the float switch emergency backup. The 3155 offers superior redundancy.
It would not be possible to upgrade, they are entirely different units.
What if you dont have a sump, can you put the controllers directly in the aquarium?
Will this work on a 70 gallon setup!
While it may be sufficient for a tank of that size, depending on head height the pump has to push against, it does have more limited capacity and safeties set up for small tanks, so we don't generally recommend this one for tanks over 50 gallons.
Have a great day!
Can you increase/decrease the pump flow like the 3155?
Other than the reservoir, What else is needed for this kit? Also, what is the maximum head height of the pump? Thanks !
Other then the container the kit really comes with everything you need to get started. The pump has a max head height of about 7ft.
How much travel between on and off with this sensor? 1/3"/ 1/2" etc.?
The distance between the float being triggered and off is between 1/4" to 1/3" Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
I recently purchased one of these and think I will LOVE it but have a question. Each time I have gone to check on it, it seems the relay/sensor (whatever we call it) has shifted slightly so it is no longer sitting level. This is help on with the magnets, so am curious as to why this is happening or what I can do to stop it!
You can always try implementing a large magnet to ensure the hold is stronger. Other than that, there are some more permanent applications such as small amount of super glue. In any case your best bet will be to contact TUNZE and see if they have any tips or tricks.
Tunze – 512-833-7546 firstname.lastname@example.org
If this pump were to break could you use the Apex Neptune PMUP as a replacement for this system?
I'm going to be using the solenoid option with the 3155. Can i purchase it with out the pump it comes with? seam like a waste of money if I'm not going to be able to use it.
I was curious if this auto top off will work for my Innovative Marine NUVO 10. Would the water get too salty by the time the ATO kicks on?
That is a valid concern and if you are keeping SPS in the 10 gallon then we would suggest looking into the Osmolator 3155, however for most fish, and other corals like softies and LPS the Osmolator nano will work just fine. Since the return pump compartment is much smaller than larger tanks, when water evaporates it will move the water level pretty quickly and activate the float switch which is pretty sensitive.
Does this model have an optical sensor such as the one in the larger model?
Why can't this model be used on a larger system?
The unit is not suited to large aquariums because it has a timer based cut off so the pump will only run for a short period of time. Using it with a large tank can result in the the pump turning off before its finished replacing the evaporation.