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I would like some information about auto top off systems, what is good, what is bad, what to look for, any advice would be appreciated

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I use the Tunze system right now, probably the most expensive one but it has been flawless since setup.
Precise water level, the optical sensor really can tell between waves and the actual water level. Very easy to setup.
 

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There are many different kinds of top offs out there from something as simple as a toilet float valve to the Tunze Osmolator.

Here's a nice listing of what's out there:
http://www.jlaquatics.com/info/220/Automatic+Top-Off+Devices.html

I have a Tunze Osmolator. It's expensive but I managed to get one used. It has a number of features not available on cheaper systems such as dual sensors (both mechanical float and electronic) and an automatic pump cut-off so your entire top-up reservoir doesn't get pumped into the tank. These are important since they provide multiple failsafe layers. Many aquarium systems are been destroyed by top-offs gone awry so the more safety features an ATO has the better.
 
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