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I installed a sump for my freshwater aquarium. My trees now enjoy watering from my tank and cycling back into the tank.  But, due to evaporation I fear the sump could potentially run dry while the pump is still going. In about 9 months I will be away for a few weeks. Is there some sort of pump shut off switch? I am sure there must be some pumps with this switch built-in?

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If you do a bit of research on the salt water forums, you'll find your answer. There are devices called Auto Top Off (ATO).

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https://www.wholesalepumps.com/beckett-m250as-auto-shutoff-290-gph/ This is an interesting one with a shutoff built into the pump.  I'm not entirely liking the salt water options I have found as a float valve could potentially have roots grow into it. Also I'm not topping off, I am trying not to run dry. 

Edit: the pump has incredibly terrible reviews https://www.homedepot.com/p/Beckett-250-GPH-Auto-Shut-Off-Fountain-Pump-M250AS/204670887

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bad reviews on cited product.

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I have noticed many pumps have an auto-off. Some pumps call it safe-stop, others call it thermal off.  I will probably try a different home depot pump. https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.200gph-statuary-fountain-pump-for-water-features.1001010051.html 

Only looking for 200gph max at about 5' 

 

My water loss is higher than anticipated, so I will likely do an auto top off from my ro system at some point. 

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