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Setting up an ATO


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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    I'm looking at using a 5g bucket. Placed on the floor next to the tank. I just bought the JBJ ATO and a Tom Aquatic's lifter pump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MizTanks View Post
    I'm looking at using a 5g bucket. Placed on the floor next to the tank. I just bought the JBJ ATO and a Tom Aquatic's lifter pump.
    I like the idea of the 5 gallon bucket. I have mine (5g)hooked up to an r/o and float valve. A few times my ato stuck on and all that went into the tank was 5 gallons of fresh water. Not enough to mess anything up and the ro is so slow that I caught it in time. Some folks have their's hooked up to a 55 gal drum and if it sticks...disaster.

    My aqualifter always gets clogged, but I was running seawater through it. Maybe it will be more reliable with ro water since it's pure. I use a small maxi jet in mine with a good size tube.
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    Hopefully I wont be needing anything bigger then airline tubing.
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    Air line tubing will be perfect.

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    Nice purchase. Five gallons should last you awhile... I use a six gallon myself.

    My advice is to be sure that the output from the ATO is above waterline of the display. That way it won't create a siphon back to the reservoir.

    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom@HaslettMI View Post
    Nice purchase. Five gallons should last you awhile... I use a six gallon myself.

    My advice is to be sure that the output from the ATO is above waterline of the display. That way it won't create a siphon back to the reservoir.

    Tom
    Got ya! I'm excited to get this hooked up!!!
    Last edited by MizTanks; 02-27-2012 at 06:17 PM.
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