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Old 04-04-2010, 08:41 PM   #11
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Read this:AutoTopoff.com
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Old 04-04-2010, 09:24 PM   #12
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Yep thats an auto top off, an auto water changer is the exact same thing with 1 hole punched in the side of the sump at the max level in the sump, this is a drain and is plumbed to a hole in the basement floor for drainage of liquid on the cement.

here is a link to info on a auto water changer
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so your auto changer is for freshwater?
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JBJ ATO is the one I have. I had the same issue when I was going out of the country for a month. I had friend stop in to feed, but top off was too much to ask for. I got a 45 gallon BRUTE container that I fill about every 3 weeks.

When I had a FW tank (years ago) there was a product called the Merdian (sp?) Water Changer. It had two hoses that were connected. One hooked to the faucet, the other was the drain. At the tank, it had a spring loaded attachment clip. The drain line had a screen around it. The fresh water line created a jet stream of aerated water back into the tank. Forcing that much air into the water removed the chlorine. The hose ran about 3 gallons per hour into the tank. I would hook it up for an hour two every week and had a 10 - 20% weekly water change while I watched TV.
I no longer see that product on the market probably due to the increased use of chloramine.
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Sounded like a great product...Ahhhh the good old days.
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so your auto changer is for freshwater?
mine is,yes.
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