Smart ATO Nano HOB from Auto Aqua Review

Making up for lost water due to evaporation is one of the most important functions required of saltwater aquariums and there’s a myriad of ways to accomplish this. AutoAqua is one of the companies that’s been the most focused on…

Smart ATO Nano has a Unique Hang On Back Design

The Smart ATO Nano is the latest new form factor from AutoAqua, the company that dove headfirst into shaking up the auto top off device segment of the aquarium market. AutoAqua first made its mark with the very small Smart…

Reefology ATO: Using Float Valves for Auto Top Off

After you’ve learned how to mix proper seawater for your marine/reef/saltwater aquarium, the next most important concept to understand is the management of evaporation, and the automatic replenishment of water lost to evaporation. Whether you have a nano aquarium with…

Tunze Osmolator 2 Has Been Completely Redesigned

The Tunze Osmolator 2 is the company’s long awaited follow up to one of the most popular auto top-off solutions in the wider aquarium hobby. Power users of the Tunze Osmolator would be hard pressed to find much to improve…

The Best Auto Top Off Devices For Saltwater Aquariums – Reef Builders Gear Guide

Salinity is one of the most important parameters to maintain in a saltwater aquarium. Throughout the day water evaporates from your tank, but it’s only the freshwater that evaporates, and the salt is left behind. To maintain proper salinity you…

Aqua Medic Refill Fix Nano ATO

Refill Fix is a new low tech device from Aqua Medic that is ‘designed’ to provide a small amount of make up water lost due to evaporation. We would only loosely describe the Aqua Medic Refill Fix as being designed…

Installing a Gravity Fed Auto Top Off System [Video]

Making up for water lost to evaporation is probably the most immediate and frequent ‘chore’ of any aquarium, and since it’s such a simple action it’s one that most aquarists are happy to automate. The need to keep liquid reservoirs…

Top 5 Tips to put a Reef Aquarium on Cruise Control

As long as I’ve been keeping aquariums, I’ve always wanted more than one, or two, or five assorted freshwater, fish, and reef tanks. As you’ve read in the blog and seen in our videos, I also like to travel and…

EHEIM Waterrefill Uses Completely External Water Sensor

The Eheim WaterRefill is a boxy looking Auto Top Off kit which could be forgiven for appearing like just another ATO, but it’s actually using a relatively new approach to sensing water level in aquariums. As far as we can tell,…

HydroFill Ti ATO Reservoir Now in a New 15 Gallon Size

Compensating for evaporation of aquarium water is one of the more important aspects to maintaining proper reef aquarium salinity. The reef hobby has experienced an explosion of ATO solutions from a number of companies but the reservoir to supply this…