AutoAqua Smart ATO Micro - Automatic Top Off System

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The AutoAqua Smart ATO Micro is the smallest auto top-off system available today. This makes it especially great for nano aquariums that don’t have a lot of extra space inside the tank.

How small is it? The level sensor is about the same diameter as a penny! If you install the sensor in your Nano tank, you’ll never notice it’s there. The magnetic mounting system is tiny but works on glass, plastic and painted surfaces up to ½" thick. The optical sensor has no moving parts. No float switches. Nothing to get stuck. The sensor can be mounted in a sump or directly in the aquarium.

Installation is quick and easy; no programming or adjustments are needed. Simply place the water level sensor at the desired water height in the sump or aquarium. As the water evaporates the sensor will turn on the DC water pump in your freshwater reservoir. You can use a bucket or an aquarium to hold the make-up water. When the pump refills the aquarium to the desired height, the Smart Mini Controller shuts off the pump.

AutoAqua incorporated their QST (Quick Security Technology) into the ATO’s monitoring system. The Smart Mini Controller records the time it takes to top off the aquarium the first time you turn it on. If at any time the refill pump runs longer than three times the initial top off time, the system sends out an audible alert and turns on a blinking red LED. The refill pump also includes a siphon breaker to prevent backflow into the reservoir.

What we really like about the Smart ATO Micro system:

  • Very tiny sensor – ideal for small marine and freshwater aquariums
  • Kit contains everything needed right out of the box – refill pump, 6.5’ hose, sensor, power adapter and magnetic mounts for the sensor and refill tubing
  • Red LED and audible warning alert and blue LED for normal operation
  • Easy set-up
  • Water level memory can be reset if necessary
  • Quiet operation

AutoAqua Smart ATO Micro Features:

  • Smallest ATO on the market
  • Maintains proper salinity in marine aquariums
  • Practically invisible in the aquarium
  • Patent-pending optical sensor
  • No moving parts
  • Simple magnetic mount system
  • Plug and play set-up
  • Quick Security Technology warns of malfunction
  • 1-year warranty

AutoAqua Smart ATO Micro Specifications:

  • Brushless DC refill pump with 30,000-hour lifespan
  • Maximum head: 6.5 feet
  • Accepts tubing with 6.5 mm I.D.
  • Max flow rate: 74 GPH
  • Power consumption: [email protected] volts
  • Power cord length: 5.5 Ft.
  • Pump cord length: 5.5 Ft.
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Can this ATO be setup directly on my display tank?
Can this ATO be setup directly on my display tank? I do not have a sump on my system.
Asked : May 17, 2017
By : Brad, Atlanta
 
 
 
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This can be set up in your display tank. This unit produces a blue light, just keep in mind that you will see this light even when your display lights are off.
Answered : May 17, 2017
By : MD Tech
 
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will this be a suitable option for BC29
I have been looking for an ATO for a while, and have been giving mixed opinions, I've a Oceanic BC29, and prob just have a water jug sitting on the floor next to the tank. will the pump have enough power to get the water basically from the floor into my tank?? about 4'
Asked : Feb 27, 2017
By : Rconde, Pflugerville TX
 
 
 
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Thank you for your question. The Auto Aqua Micro ATO is a perfect top off system for the BioCube 29. This pump has a maximum head pressure of 6.5 feet.
Answered : Aug 14, 2017
By : MD Tech
 
 
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Amazing
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Super Small size. Works perfectly
CONS
None that i found.
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Its super small, and easy to hook up. Im using a 10 gallon water tank i got from amazon as an ATO. I installed the sensor in my middle chamber (the one with the return pumps on my JBJ 45. It works exactly how i want it. I even bought another just to use with my saltwater mixing brute trashcan.
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Set It, and Forget It
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Price point, easy to set up, magnetic mounts, and quiet pump.
CONS
None, thus far - just gotta remember to refill your ATO reservoir.
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Magnetic mounts make this ATO so easy to place on your tank. All that was needed was to set the sensor at desired water level in my AIO tanks back chamber, plug it in, and forget it.
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Smart and safe
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Alarms if its abnormal conditions
CONS
none
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I have 2 of these in mixed reef tanks . They alarm you in out of water and stop and alarm you if it is more then what it normally gives you.
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Great and easy to use
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instructions suck
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The ATO is easy use. Down side is the instructions suck. you have to use a little common sense when you set it up.
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5
5.0
Great Product
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Cost and reliability
CONS
none so far
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Works great. learns how much the water it gives your tank.If it goes pass that amount it alarms you and shuts down. I have had zero problems. I use it on my 90 Gal Reef tank and now my 50 gallon as well..
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Best investment
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Everything
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None
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I've bought and changed a lot of equipment since I started the hobby beginning this year, but one thing that hasn't changed is this ATO. The design is minimal, utilitarian, no mechanical parts that can fail, and is seriously no fuss. All I do is fill the reservoir when low. The only time I hear the ...Read More
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Awesome ATO!
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Easy set up. Everything is included!
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None
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Super tiny and very easy to set up. The sensor is responsive and doing a great job at keeping my water level/salinity constant. The pump is small and fits perfectly in my reservoir jug. Overall, I am very satisfied with this ATO unit.
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