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Old 06-25-2005, 12:57 AM   #1
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100$ electronic auto topoff, worth it?

i was checking out this

https://www.marinedepot.com/aquarium...er.asp?CartId=

and it seemed pretty cool. looks all high tech lol

what do you guys think? should i go for it?

i read another way with just buying your own float valve, and a powerhead i think? anyone got a good link maybe?

it does have nice features that i liked tho,
Pump Safety Protection
The A.T.O. automatically stops power to your return pump in your reservoir, in the event that your reservoir is low on water. This safety feature prevents pumps from running dry and failing.

and its audible when its working. i liked that feature too.


i just am starting to get tired of lugging water from the LFS, and having to add it with some 2 liter bottle funnel i made. that i pour into my sump. getting old fast.. im going to be purchasing a r/o unit soon.

anyhow, thanks in advance!
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$100 and no pump included...

I dunno.. there are DIY systems that would cost less..

just a quick google search for 'diy topoff'

returned this:
http://saltaquarium.about.com/cs/dos...a/aa072298.htm

and
http://www.petsforum.com/personal/tr...totopoff2.html
^-- prices everything, i'd attempt this if i knew more about electronics and wiring

and
http://www.escribe.com/pets/reefkeep...html?mID=26411


http://www.janetsreef.com/auto.htm
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