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Old 10-08-2010, 10:22 AM   #11
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I have a dual switch ATO from autotopoff.com. It cost $50 and works great.
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Old 10-08-2010, 02:01 PM   #12
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agreed. ^ i got the dual switch cccapt suggested in anoter thread and is a solid build. double redundancy never hurts or you can just use the singe switch that's alittle cheaper.

I have mine connected to an old salt bucket with ~4 gallons of water and does a wonderful job. Pump dosnt have to be significantly big either. as long as its got the umpf to go up 2feet for the size of bucket than it'll work
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Old 10-08-2010, 02:16 PM   #13
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You can DIY with a 5 gal bucket that sits a bit higher than your top off point just put a float valve on there and the gravity will feed the water in when the float valve opens up.
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You can DIY with a 5 gal bucket that sits a bit higher than your top off point just put a float valve on there and the gravity will feed the water in when the float valve opens up.
I tried something similar to this using the float valve from a toilet (new btw) and it didn't work. The gravity feed doens't have enough pressure to work with the valve. I haven't been able to find a float valve that isn't metal.
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Old 10-08-2010, 02:25 PM   #15
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My LFS carries them but I've also seen them on eBay for about 10 bucks here is the link to one. The toilet valves are usually a bit more hardy and harder to have the water flow by just gravity

Plastic Float Valve For Reverse Osmosis RO System - eBay (item 180565057045 end time Oct-22-10 23:14:07 PDT)
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Thanks i'll look one up. I've been meaning to do it but just got lazy.
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Cool thanks. That one looks like it's pretty easy and simple to use.
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The new JBJ ATOs do not have that completely irrational feature.
They are actually built with it still, but ship with it turned off. In the instruction manual, it tells you how to take the back off and flip the switch if you desire for it to make an audible alarm with it tops up.

I have a 5 gallon reserve jug (the plastic ones readily available) on my 150 gallon reef. I have to make RODI water in the 5 gallon twice a week (Wednesdays & Sundays). The system works great.

Had to buy a really small pump that would fit in the hole of the 5 gallon jug. Azoo makes a pump perfect for this application.
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