Neptune Systems ATK AUTO TOP OFF KIT
SAFETY MADE SIMPLE
The ATK (Automatic Top-off Kit) is a simple, standalone, and complete solution for replacing water lost to evaporation. The new aquarium hobbyist has many challenges, but none is more annoying than the chore of adding water, every day, to make up for that lost to evaporation (a.k.a. topping off/up). This alone usually makes the automatic top-off (ATO) device the first piece of automation equipment purchased.The ironic flip side of this decision is that a faulty ATO device is one of the leading reasons for catastrophic aquarium failure, or even worse, flooding of the house or business.
Not all ATO devices are created equal. Sadly, many ATO on the market are made with cheap components, have very little protection against these catastrophes, and are just a nightmare to assemble and install correctly.
An ATO does not have to be both a blessing and a curse! Designed to not only be super-simple to install and use, but it is unique in the market as an ATO device with three layers of redundant monitoring and water-level control. The ATK does the work for you, while at the same time protecting your tank and your home.
KEY BENEFITS OF THE ATK
Plug and play ready. No mounts to assemble. No bare wires to attach.
3 Levels of Safety Protection!
Two optical water-level sensors (one for water level and one for emergency back up)
IQ-Fill water run-time intelligence – learns how much water you use at each top-off
Mechanical float valve prevents water overrun if electronics should ever fail
Does NOT rely on ANY fault-pronemechanical float switches, temperature sensors, or capacitive sensors!
Works Standalone (NO APEX NECESSARY!)
Advanced features are unlocked when connected to an Apex (i.e. remote failure notification via text, email, or iOS alert)
Includes PMUP, a powerful 24VDC pump that can push water vertically up to 14’
Audible failure alarm
Additional features with optional accessories
THREE LEVELS OF SAFETY PREVENT OVER-RUNS
1. Backup Optical Sensor
Should the main water level sensor fail, this second optical sensor is the backup. If water continues past the primary sensor, and then covers this one, the pump will be shut off and an alarm will sound.
2. IQ-Fill – Water run-time intelligence
If both the primary water sensor AND the backup optical sensor fail, the algorithm used in the ATK will not add more than double the learned water amount. It will shut itself off and sound an alarm.
3. Physical float valve – the final backstop
If for some reason all the electronic failsafes do not work, and water is continuing to be sent to the aquarium, the mechanical float valve is the safety device that will stop the water and prevent death to your aquarium and water on your floor.
The safest standalone ATO on the market!
The Neptune ATK System comes with everything you will need to get an automatic top off system up and running within minutes. The ATK can be used on its own without the necessity of an Apex Controller, but if you have an Apex, the ATK will integrate seamlessly into your system and give you bonus features.
- Dual Optical Sensors
- Float Valve
- Includes PMUP and Tubing
- Strong Magnetic Bracket
- Multiple Levels of Safety
- Compatible with any Apex
The Neptune ATK can be used on its own, or in conjunction with any Apex Controller. Neptune's Auto Top Off Kit comes with everything you will need to have a functional and safe ATO system. The FMM module is the brain of the operation and has an indicating LED light along with an audible tone letting you know when anything goes wrong.
Dual Optical Sensors
Optical sensors are used by most of the top rated ATO systems, and the ATK uses two optical level sensors that control the overall function of the system. The sensors are pre-mounted into the magnetic bracket, with the lower optic being the primary water level sensor, and the higher optic acting as a backup sensor that will turn the ATK system off if necessary.
Adjustable Float Valve
Each ATK comes with a 100% reef safe adjustable float valve that acts as the last line of defense against overfilling. Float valves are very reliable and if water ever rises to activate the valve, the flow of water will be physically shut off saving you from a possible flood.
Don't think Neptune just stopped at sensors, and float valves to keep your floors dry and your tanks water level perfect. They included an algorithm that will monitor and learn how long it takes to fill your tank on average. After that is determined the system will never run for more than twice the time required to fill the tank. For example, if your tank typically takes 10 seconds to fill, the ATK will never run for more than 20 seconds, and if your system takes a minute to fill, it will never run for longer than 2 minutes.
PMUP Utility Pump
Each ATK includes the powerful PMUP that connects directly to the FMM module without the need for an additional power supply. The submersible PMUP fits is a variety of top off reservoirs and uses standard 1/4" OD Tubing (RO Tubing).
Module Dimensions - 4.75" L x 2.75" W x 1.375" H
Mounting Bracket Dimensions - 6.5" L x 3" x 3.5" (loaded with sensors and float valve)
Pump Dimensions - 2.25" OD x 5.5" H
Max Tank Thickness - 1/2" (glass or acrylic)
Max Flow - 100GPH
Max Head Height - 14'
Tubing OD - 1/4"
Power Consumption - 17W
1x FMM Module
1x Power Supply
1x PMUP Pump
1x Pump to Tubing Adapter
1x Siphon Break Fitting
1x Magnetic Mounting Bracket
1x Adjustable Float Valve
2x Optical Sensing Eyes
1x 3' Aquabus Connection
13' Top Off Tubing
Apex owners get even more value
If you already have an Apex of ANY kind, setting up the ATK is still super-simple. Just plug in all the components, attach it to your Apex via the AquaBus cable, and then run the set up task inside Apex Fusion. With the ATK connected to an Apex, you get the added benefit of having email/text/iOS alerts if there is an emergency and you can integrate its operation into other functions.
IQ-Fill (standalone mode only)
IQ-Fill is an intelligent and learning algorithm that, ongoing, monitors and records how much water your aquarium needs for each fill, and then calculates a maximum time your pump should run. By doing this, it dramatically reduces the chance that your pump would continue to add large volumes of water to the tank before you could realize it and fix the situation
Back-up mechanical float valve
While a float valve mechanism itself is certainly no high-tech solution, it is exactly what you want to have in place should all this high-tech gear decide to fail. The float valve on the ATK will never see any action unless for some reason the electronics continued to add water to the tank despite the optical sensors being submerged and the IQ-Fill algorithm limiting run times. For those small systems (usually small all-in-one aquariums) where the float valve will not fit, you can remove the float valve from the bracket and you still will have two levels of safety backup.
PMUP – the most powerful pump
provided with any ATO!
The PMUP is a 24V utility pump that is perfect for moving water from your RODI reservoir to the aquarium. This pump has a vertical design that easily drops into most water jugs or ATO reservoirs. The best part about the PMUP is that it has the the power to deliver water to your tank even from remotely located water reservoirs. Most other pumps that come with an ATO will barely pump six feet, the PMUP though has the ability to pump over 14’ vertically so it can even pump water up from a lower-floor or basement water storage location!