Neptune Systems

Neptune Systems ATK Automatic Top Off ATO Kit

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SAFETY MADE SIMPLE

The ATK (Automatic Top-off Kit) is a simple, standalone, and complete solution for replacing water lost to evaporation.

The new aquarium hobbyist has many challenges, but none is more annoying than the chore of adding water, every day, to make up for that lost to evaporation (a.k.a. topping off/up). This alone usually makes the automatic top-off (ATO) device the first piece of automation equipment purchased.

The ironic flip side of this decision is that a faulty ATO device is one of the leading reasons for catastrophic aquarium failure, or even worse, flooding of the house.

Neptune Systems designed the ATK – Automatic Top-Off Kit to not only be super-simple to install and use, but it is the only ATO device on the market with three layers of redundant monitoring and water-level control. It does the work for you, while at the same time protecting your tank and your home.

Features:

  • Plug and play ready. No mounts to assemble. No bare wires to attach.
  • 3 Levels of Safety Protection!
  • Two optical water-level sensors (one for water level and one for emergency back up)
  • IQ-Fill water run-time intelligence – learns how much water you use at each top-off
  • Mechanical float valve prevents water overrun if electronics should ever fail
  • Does NOT rely on ANY fault-prone mechanical float switches, temperature sensors, or capacitive sensors!
  • Works Standalone (NO APEX NECESSARY!)
  • Advanced features are unlocked when connected to an Apex (i.e. remote failure notification via text, email, or iOS alert)
  • Includes PMUP, a powerful 24VDC pump that can push water vertically up to 14’
  • Audible failure alarm
  • Additional features with optional accessories

Three Levels of Safety Prevent Overuns

    Backup Optical Sensor: Should the main water level sensor fail, this second optical sensor is the backup. If water continues past the primary sensor, and then covers this one, the pump will be shut off and an alarm will sound.
    IQ-Fill – Water run-time intelligence: If both the primary water sensor AND the backup optical sensor fail, the algorithm used in the ATK will not add more than double the learned water amount. It will shut itself off and sound an alarm.
    Physical float valve – the final backstop: If for some reason all the electronic failsafes do not work, and water is continuing to be sent to the aquarium, the mechanical float valve is the safety device that will stop the water and prevent death to your aquarium and water on your floor.

Whats in the Box?

  • FMM – Fluid Monitoring Module (runs standalone)
  • Pre-assembled water level mechanism with:
    • Magnetic acrylic mount (works up to 1/4? glass/acrylic)
    • Two (2) optical water level sensors
    • Float valve
    • 90 degree tubing fitting
  • PMUP ATO Pump
  • 24V 36W power supply
  • 4m of orange RO tubing
  • 3/8? -> 1/4? push-fit adapter fitting
  • 1/4? -> 1/4? push-fit siphon break
  • Set-screw for non-float-valve applications

Manufacturer Info

Neptune Systems Aquarium Supplies
Neptune Systems is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of aquarium controllers. The company was founded in 1995 for the purpose of developing affordable water quality monitoring and control instrumentation. Their engineering team has extensive expertise in computer hardware and software system design as well as a background in water quality analysis. Neptune Systems uses these finely-honed engineering skills to develop innovative monitoring and control solutions for use in reef and fresh water aquariums, aquaculture tanks, hydroponics systems and general laboratory use. Neptune Systems is best known for their AquaController line. The company is known for their innovation and customer centricity.

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What is the max head height of the PMUP?
Asked : Feb 14, 2018
By : wade, USA
 
 
 
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Optical sensors
Can I remove one optical sensor and use it on the ato tank? Can I take off the float valve and put it on my ro container?
Asked : Jan 08, 2018
By : Clint Parsons
 
 
 
 
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  • 4.1

19 Reviewers (84%) would recommend this

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Perfect
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Plug and play
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Float switch is a bit big
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I plugged this atk in and starting doing it's job right away, then I plugged it into the fusion and programmed it to the apex and it does everything it's supposed to do.
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Bulky, But nice
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a bit bulky in your sump if you have a smaller return pump chamber.... but works really well!
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Nice unit, bad kinked tubing
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Well built magnet holder, PMUP has great head pressure
CONS
Tubing is destroyed by packaging method, float is a little flimsy
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The important aspects are good. Like other things Neptune sells the tubing is worthless. It is folded over and kinked every 4 inches. It's a shame they bought tubing printed with their name on it and destroyed it by packaging it like a power cord.
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Redundancy is key
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Not one but 2 optical sensors... a float valve and an internal timer
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I think the pmup (the pump neptunes sends with the atk) is a little noise.. nothing terrible but when I heard it kick on I was suprised.
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Overall very pleased with the performance and peace of mind I gain from the neptunes atk. So many different levels of safety that I feel confident that my tank and HOUSE will be safe!
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Not what expected
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Great Design
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Optical sensors do not work as they should. Alarm do not work.
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The system works 50% of the time. I can't trust to go on vacation. I have to reset every other Day. I really think ATK by Neptune Systems has going to be the best of the best, but now I really regret it. Here an example, yesterday I found My return pump blowing a lot of microbubbles, and guess what?...Read More
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Not for Standalone Nothing but Problems
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None
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Unreliable
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This product has been disaster! Numerous contacts with Neptune no thing worked. They did their best but I have goner on several vacations to come home to a dry return pump. When maintenance is performed takes days to get sensor to work. I have tried everything completely unreliable..
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Works very well with slight adjustments
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Quite modular adjustable through apex
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Poor design for smaller return reservoirs
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It's a good concept but poor design for smaller return section reservoirs as the 2 optical Sensors are to close together causing the second sensor to trip the alarm every time the ato fills the tank. the nice thing is If you have a apex everything can be adjusted to make it work perfectly.
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