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Old 07-26-2013, 02:47 PM   #1
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Auto top off suggestions

I recently upgraded to a 210 gallon tank and it has a lot more evaporation than I am accustomed to so I am thinking of getting an auto top off system just to make life easier on myself .

I don't have any experience with ATO so please keep that in mind

I can do one of two things. Either attach my ro di unit to my sump with a float valve or buy a separate ATO pump with about a 10 gallon holding tank. I am nervous about hooking my ro di directly to the tank because "what if" something goes wrong and floods my tank with unsalted water and my salinity drops. Or i dont notice my TDS arent running zero and get impurities in the water. So thoughts, suggestions, ideas, and opinions are welcome
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Old 07-26-2013, 02:57 PM   #2
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which ever system you look at, you MUST have a high and a low float, I have my low in my sump and my high in the DT. so if the high is on the ato can not turn on, I use Reef fanatic
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Old 07-26-2013, 02:59 PM   #3
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What happens if you hook it up to your DIRO and block the flow from the line with the good water , won't the waste water still continue to flow with the DIRO line blocked?
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Mine has an auto shut off valve so it doesnt continue to run waste water
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Old 07-26-2013, 03:05 PM   #5
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Nice. Mine does not have that feature. I just assume in a case like mine it would still flow waste water.
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:19 PM   #6
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Nice. Mine does not have that feature. I just assume in a case like mine it would still flow waste water.
I think bulk reef supply sells them for about $9 if you have 1/4 inch tubing
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You can get an ato with an air pressure sensor. No mechanical involved. The sensor is a glass tube the size of API test kit vial. An electronic control to turn on and off a lifting pump using an an airline tube in a 5 gal container which fills up the sump. You can just refill the container daily.
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:42 PM   #8
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You can get an ato with an air pressure sensor. No mechanical involved. The sensor is a glass tube the size of API test kit vial. An electronic control to turn on and off a lifting pump using an an airline tube in a 5 gal container which fills up the sump. You can just refill the container daily.
Do you have a brand name that makes these or a store that sells them? This sounds like something that I would like
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:47 PM   #9
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I use the tunze

http://www.marinedepot.com/Tunze_Osm...DPETPU-vi.html
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my personal opinion, is keep it simple, but thats just works for me, the more compacted, the more issues, my floats have been up for 5 years with no problems, but your milage may very
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