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Old 08-13-2010, 11:31 PM   #1
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jbj or tunze autotop off

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I'm deciding on which one to get for my tank. tunze is 100 bucks more but does come with the pump. I guess it has 2 switch for protection.

Anyone using either one of these and give some info on them. Are these hard to install I am looking to stick it in the tank as I am using on 20 gallon tank with hang on back filter.

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Old 08-13-2010, 11:47 PM   #2
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Have you looked at autotopoff.com? I highly recommend them.
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Old 08-14-2010, 01:52 AM   #3
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... Are these hard to install I am looking to stick it in the tank as I am using on 20 gallon tank with hang on back filter.

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Just my opinion of course... but with a 20g tank I really can't see the need for an auto top off. With that small of a tank, you're probably only looking at 2-3 cups a day, at most. Unless you're away for long periods of time, that seems easy to deal with on a daily basis. Otherwise, you're looking at installing a bunch of float switches in a rather small area - those ATO setups are usually designed to be installed in a sump where you don't really care about room or how it looks.
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As neilahn mentioned, look into www.autotopoff.com. I've been using their double switch in-sump model for a few years and it works great.
They also have a double switch in-tank setup.
http://www.autotopoff.com/products/DT1/
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I'm wiht Kurt on this one. Unless you are leaving for an extended period just top it off manually or use a simple drip line (Kent 2.5 gallon doser perhaps).

I have the JBJ and it's been great since I installed in 2006. AutoTopOff.com is also a great place to get these, but I really prefer the look of the JBJ ATO (even if it is in the sump).
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