AWC Auto Water Changer (Plus ATO) - AutoAqua

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Wlachnit, Dec 15, 2017.

  1. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Supporting Member

  2. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman Supporting Member

    I haven't looked into it, but it's not that much cheaper than a Dos.
     
  3. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    I used to be all about the AWC systems but now I don’t see them as being very useful. I never saw much benefit when I was running mine but maybe I didn’t change enough water. I felt like I was wasting good water.
     
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  4. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    I think they can be useful if you just want to press a button to do a 10G change and then not think too much about it. But water changes are how I get most of the really nasty stuff out via siphoning so in that sense not so much.

    That said, wonder why it comes with 3 DC pumps, 1 to pump out, 1 to pump in, another as a backup?
     
  5. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Fresh water in for top off
     
  6. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    1 salt water in
    1 salt water out
    1 fresh water in

    Usefulness really depends a lot on tank size and your laziness factor.
    If you have a 300G system, that is a lot of buckets to carry, and it is easy to put it off for another week...
     
  7. Ranjib Dey

    Ranjib Dey Webmaster

    On the same boat. I do whole lotta things during WC, from blasting specific areas of the tank to siphoning special places where detritous build up more, aka semi dead space (in terms of flow). Automating something like this with reef-pi will be trivial actually, but I just dont know if it adds much value (similar to salinity and orp probes :-/ )
     

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