Smart ATO Review: almost perfect with a couple of quirks

The Smart ATO is the smallest and most novel water level sensor and automatic top off controller the hobby has yet seen. The magnetically coupled sensor and controller are one assembly, with a single light sensor being sent through a…

Hydor’s Smart Level Control was well worth the wait

The first time we saw the Hydor Smart Level, it was practically love at first sight. What’s not to swoon about a simple box with three cords, one power switch and a few basic indicator LEDs? we knew then that…

Hands on with the beautiful, impossibly small Smart ATO by AutoAqua

Despite being framed in calipers, nothing displays the incredible compactness of the new Smart ATO from AutoAqua like seeing it in person, and holding it in your hands. The new water level sensor and controller of the Smart ATO fit…

Hydor’s Smart Level ATO controller is ready for full deployment

We got our first look at the Smart Level at InterZoo about a year and a half ago. Within that time Hydor has greatly refined the design of the Smart Level ATO controller and it is now ready for prime time. The…

Smart ATO from AutoAqua is heating up the arms race of Automatic Top Off systems

Smart ATO is a novel new device from AutoAqua which uses an optical method of determining water level height in your sump. When AutoAqua first hit the aquarium scene with a slew of different ATO systems for aquariums we kind…

Hydrofill ATO Controller is a complete topping off machine from Innovative Marine

The Hydrofill ATO Controller from Innovative Marine’s new Aqua Gadget line appears to be quite the device for maintaining water level in a sump or aquarium. Designed to be used in conjunction with the Hydrofill ATO Pump, the Controller is…

Hydrofill ATO Pump heavy duty diaphragm top off pump by Innovative Marine

The Hydrofill ATO pump by Innovative Marine is the first real new diaphragm water pump to arrive on the aqarium market in a really long time. For years aquarists needing a low volume, high pressure water filling pump had to rely…

Innovative Marine Hydrofill Auto Top Off (ATO) pump and controller system

The HydroFill ATO system is an advanced new pair of devices from Innovative Marine which is aiming to be king of the Auto-Top-Off hill. Consisting of a thoughtfully designed and engineered controller and diaphragm pump, the Hydrofill ATO system are…

Avast Auto Top Off (ATO) gets digital inputs to play nice with controllers

the Avast ATO auto top off peristaltic pump was just introduced about tow months ago but already they’ve gone ahead and supersized its capabilities. The Avast ATO Deluxe now also includes digital input for all your favorite controllers. The Avast…

V2Auto Top Up an affordable solution for automatic top off from TMC

Tropical Marine Centre recently launched its V2Auto Top Up as a low voltage automatic top off system geared towards being and affordable option for hobbyists. Like other top off systems (or top up, depending on which side of the pond…