I just set up a Red Sea Reefer 170 2 days ago, and the stock ATO doesn't work, really ....doesn't work at all, no water comes out when float is down.
I want to buy a Tunze Nano 3132 to use as my ATO.
Question is , when I put my hand in the tank to arrange things or flip back over stupid snails the water level gets real unstable for a while , rear overflow water level goes high, return pump sump area goes low , so the ATO would begin pumping water in , right ?
How do you guys deal with surface disturbance that causes water level swings , turn off power to the ATO?
It also seems that my return pump sump and the overflow box water level fluctuate during the day at random, is this due to evaporation ? I am adding about a quart of RO
in the morning and again at night trying to keep the silencer in the overflow box about at the right water level to avoid noise and bubbles , which coincides with the level in the return pump sump .
One more question , can I mount the magnet that holds the ATO sensor in place in an adjacent sump area ,under water , the manual says nothing about that . It would be easier with the location of my pump and cabinet set up, as it's pretty tight under there and I have a good spot on the far right of the pump sump area.
Thanks in advance, just learning this sump thing