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Marine Depot Float Switch w/ Magnetic Mounting Bracket for Auto Top Off ATO

$28.99 


Item #: MD8145


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Marine Depot Float Switch with magnetic mounting Bracket. The float sensor is enclosed in a protective acrylic enclosure to prevent snails or debris from interfering with the sensor. ATO tube holder for tubing up to 3/8" (outside diameter).

Specifications
  • Cord Length: 4`
  • Maximum Glass Thickness: 3/8"

Manufacturer information

Marine Depot was started in 1998 by a self-professed reef geek and pre-med student Ken Wong. Ken envisioned a one-stop shop where customers could find everything they needed, from technical product specifications, reef aquarium information, expert advice on the hobby and friendly one-on-one customer support. Having grown from a one-man crew to being one of the world’s largest suppliers of reef and marine aquarium products, this very core philosophy still lives strong in the Marine Depot culture 20 years later.

4 Stars


sawdonkey

Reviewed on
July 21, 2020

No, I would not recommend this.

Hot Garbage Faulty

The idea of this is great, but the magnet that holds it to the glass pulls on the magnet in the float. ‘‘Tis makes it so the float.....drumroll please......DOESN'T FLOAT!!!!!!!!

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jliprie

Reviewed on
July 20, 2020

Yes, I would recommend this.

Handy and well-made

Pros: Very handy

Cons: None

Have 2, one in the sump for water level and one in the overflow as a safety switch. Well made and the magnet is plenty strong.

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wayne

Reviewed on
June 17, 2020

Yes, I would recommend this.

Marine Depot Float Switch w/ Magnetic Mounting Bracket for Auto Top Off ATO

Pros: inexpensive, quality

Cons: none

Inexpensive and good quality float switch that can be reversed. it has a clear cover to help prevent debris, snails, etc from causing the float to stick - hopefully. I'm using with a reefpi to control my ATO.

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swalker

Reviewed on
May 30, 2020

Yes, I would recommend this.

Awesome Float Switch bracket

Pros: Great design!

Cons: None

I love how this bracket has a guard to go over the switch that keeps anything from getting to the switch and causing a false reading and possible flood. The magnet makes it super easy to use it almost anywhere.

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bryan

Reviewed on
November 25, 2018

No, I would not recommend this.

Garbage float

Pros: None

Cons: Not reliable, overflows often

Don’t waste your time. This float has malfunctioned four times on me, flooding my sump and overflowing my whole system. It just happened again.... at 5am. Not a happy camper. Do not recommend these to anybody!!!!

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joeganja

Reviewed on
June 14, 2017

No, I would not recommend this.

Review

Pros: Cheap, good built quality, strong magnet, cover guard, high quality acrylic

Cons: Can get stuck

I would have given it higher stars if it didn't get stuck on me this morning and cause all the water from my top off reservoir to fill into my main display. This switch highly benefits from being maintenance regularly and checked upon weekly especially if you have it in an area where invertebrates like snails can cause it to get stuck. I've been using it for almost a year now and this is the only issue I've ran into.

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drew

Reviewed on
June 09, 2017

No, I would not recommend this.

Rusted

I had this float switch for 9 months and the magnet swelled up broke through the back and rusted up.

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travis

Reviewed on
January 11, 2017

Yes, I would recommend this.

Awesome!

Pros: Quality and functionality

Cons: To be determined

This is a great quality float switch for an ato...it can be mounted in several different ways and the magnet is very strong. Float switch itself seems to be of good quality and has a cover. Im using this on a reefkeeper controler. I had to order a digital aquatics adapter switch cable and everything works perfectly. Suprised their is only two reviews on this, im going to buy another for an over flow alarm

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candelario villa

Reviewed on
December 03, 2016

Yes, I would recommend this.

Works Great!

I've bought 3 of these for my tank build. I have all of them hooked up to my breakout box on my Apex. I have one for an ATO, one as a high indicator in my sump in case water starts flooding and one inside my ATO reservoir to alert me when the water needs to be refilled. They've all worked great for me and I'd continue to use them.

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alejandro a de luna omana

Reviewed on
November 17, 2015

Yes, I would recommend this.

Nice Switch

It is a very nice switch for ATO systems, the only problem was is not functional for breakout box for apex, i bought it for that but the acrilyc and the magnets are very nice made. ***MD Reply: to use the float with the breakout box, simply cut off the connector to expose the 2 wires. After stripping the 2 wires, you can insert the wires in to the terminals on the breakout box.

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