ato reefkeeper

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  1. reefwreck

    reefwreck Active Member

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    anybody use rkl for ato and if so i do you set it up
     
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  2. reefwreck

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    anybody use rkl?
     
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    What modules do you have?
     
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    While I have since upgraded, I did use a RKL to control my ATO
     
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    I used to use an RKL to control an ATO system. You'll need an SL-1 (now SLX) or SL-2 to connect a float switch to one of the switch inputs. Connect you feed pump (I used a Tom's Aqualifter) to a PC4 and have it turn on or off when the switch is open or closed (configure to your liking).
    One of the issues I had with the RKL is because the aqualifter draws so little amperage, I had to connect an illuminated power strip between the pump and the PC4 because sometimes it wouldn't turn off. Other than that, using the Digital Aquatics float switch is the simplest, hassle-free and most reliable ATO system I have ever run.
     
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    SL2 only right now getting acl for kesils that i ordered
     
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    I might have a spare ALC if you need one. Let me know.
     
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    Hi, on your pc4 you need to plug in the pump to the first or the last socket those are for less power/watt items the center two are for higher power and its why they stick and dont turn off. I use 3 toms for dosing chemicals. I actually had my ato setup with a timer on the rkl since i didnt have acl. I check for a week how much water it went down each day and then program the timer to fill that amount through out the day, not as easy as the float switch but worked for me until i got an actual ato system.
     
  9. reefwreck

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    So i hook pump to 1 or 4 socket and hook up my switches low and high
     
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    Yes but there is more, go to youtube.com and type rkl ato setup and there is a few videos on it because you got to setup an alarm for your switch and then connect it to the socket to trigger the on and off
     
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    ill do that
     
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    If it is a PB4 it has built in circuits to keep the back EMF pulse from causing an issue.
     
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