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Old 04-04-2013, 12:15 AM   #1
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12G Fluval Reef

I am a newbie to the forum slash reef set up. My question pertains to the ATO that I want to put in place for my aquarium's success. Because of the special opening and enclosed top I was not sure which ATO switch I should use. Anyone have any suggestions?

My plan: Have an ATO switch connected to a pump which will also be connected to a reservoir of RO/DI water.

Thank you all, in advance, for any help you may offer.
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:24 AM   #2
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Welcome to AA!
I'm not really good with the electronics, sorry:/
But I do know some pretty cool fish options, stocking and all that!
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:44 AM   #3
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Would a Tunze ATO fit your tiny tank? I can't imagine seeing one of the ATOs with float switches fitting into the fluval without causing some kind of eye sore.
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Thank you GF loach boy for the nice welcome. I will need help with all of that. I have one clown, a BTA, skunk shrimp, and a small clean up crew, with 9lbs of LR and 20lbs of LS. I don't have a lot of room for much more than that.

I kind of feel lost as I am a noob to the forum's. I'm sure I'll find my way around.
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Hi Terrance. I was thinking the exact same thing, but did not know what my options were, which is why I am here. I will def. look into the Tunze ATO. Can you tell me more about it? Does it fit inside the tank or how does it work?
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Thank you GF loach boy for the nice welcome. I will need help with all of that. I have one clown, a BTA, skunk shrimp, and a small clean up crew, with 9lbs of LR and 20lbs of LS. I don't have a lot of room for much more than that.

I kind of feel lost as I am a noob to the forum's. I'm sure I'll find my way around.
Oh good, have you tried some coral, or anemones?
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Terrance, I looked at the Tunze ATO and they had several options, but this is what I found. The Tunze Osmolator Nano 3152 ATO. Would that work? It is a little out of the range of what I was wanting to pay, but if that would work, I may reconsider. I am so new to all of this that I am not sure what is what. :/

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Oh good, have you tried some coral, or anemones?

I have a Bubble tip anemone, or at least that is what I think it is. The LFS did not tell me what it was.
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:56 AM   #9
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Tunze use a sensor to detect lower water levels. I do not know my way around a fluval though, so even my suggestion is not ideal.

Best thing right now is to either wait for someone with a fluval to recommend something

Or do a quick google search to see what ATO other people have tried with the fluval.
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Another related question, but how much water that evaporates from the tank is considered dangerous to the tank in regards to salinity spikes and drops, etc.?
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