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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