Buckeye Reef 2020 Expo Postponed

Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Birdman

ATO

Recommended Posts

Does anyone have a homemade idea for a ATO system. I have a few small GPH pumps laying around. But can’t seem to put my brain to use 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Only controller I have is a current loop Bluetooth. It has a temp gauge, my wave makers are connected to it. 

52AEC4FC-EEB5-4B03-8A03-C534803DA2DF.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Muttley000 said:

You don’t run any kind of controller do you?  

As far as anything else. No I don’t. My lights run under a app. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I use a Auqa Gadget Hydrofill controller with a Neptune PMUP - but with that controller you can use any pump. They make one for it, but it likes to fail a lot.

Hydrofill is currently on sale at @MarineDepot. I love it.

https://www.marinedepot.com/innovative-marine-hydrofill-ti-auto-top-off-ato-controller?utm_source=mdcsegooglebase2&utm_medium=cse&utm_campaign=mdcsegooglebase2&utm_content=0I10527&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIy5adidXN6QIVA9bACh0DQwf2EAYYASABEgIKfvD_BwE&

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, Birdman said:

Only controller I have is a current loop Bluetooth. It has a temp gauge, my wave makers are connected to it. 

52AEC4FC-EEB5-4B03-8A03-C534803DA2DF.jpeg

What accessories are available for that expansion port?  You need some inputs

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, Muttley000 said:

What accessories are available for that expansion port?  You need some inputs

I have no idea. I only bought it to run my pumps 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
30 minutes ago, Scott C said:

I use a Auqa Gadget Hydrofill controller with a Neptune PMUP - but with that controller you can use any pump. They make one for it, but it likes to fail a lot.

Hydrofill is currently on sale at @MarineDepot. I love it.

https://www.marinedepot.com/innovative-marine-hydrofill-ti-auto-top-off-ato-controller?utm_source=mdcsegooglebase2&utm_medium=cse&utm_campaign=mdcsegooglebase2&utm_content=0I10527&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIy5adidXN6QIVA9bACh0DQwf2EAYYASABEgIKfvD_BwE&

Are you recommending something that fails a lot lol???

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Birdman said:

Are you recommending something that fails a lot lol???

lol - absolutely not.  The controller and sensors are phenomenal, the pump is sold separately for this which is a great thing - because it's junk.

I recommend the controller, and your own pump with a check valve.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, Scott C said:

lol - absolutely not.  The controller and sensors are phenomenal, the pump is sold separately for this which is a great thing - because it's junk.

I recommend the controller, and your own pump with a check valve.

Lol. Now it makes sense 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I’ve seen a few that are $50-$80. But with cheap usually comes a problem no love doing DIY. Just can’t seem to figure out how to do a ATO

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well you can do it with just float switches (a low to turn on and a high to turn off) but a controller allows you to look at low being tripped for some time before filling, and then running till not low for some time  The upper switch becomes a safety. I know Neptune products are not loved by many here, but the ATO kit has worked really well for me. Several layers of safety, can stand alone so doesn’t need the controller, and comes with the pump that @Scott C recommends. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

The Salty Crew Chat

The Salty Crew Chat

    You don't have permission to chat.
    ×
    ×
    • Create New...