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    ATB | external conical skimmers

    ATB has released some photos of their new external skimmer line. More info to come on these. We’re guessing Eheim NW (with option of mesh) on the smaller models with Airstar’s for the larger models. We would like to see the Small available (in white) with a smaller airstar.    Note only two holes for […]

    ATB has released some photos of their new external skimmer line. More info to come on these. We’re guessing Eheim NW (with option of mesh) on the smaller models with Airstar’s for the larger models. We would like to see the Small available (in white) with a smaller airstar.

     ATB External

     Note only two holes for the pump. One our previous coverage of the External Large you can see they have a “self-feed” design like BK going directly into the pump to the bubble plate mixing chamber.  That model will use the Laguna 2400 motor block with enlarged volute likely allowing 4000lph on US electric. See Jonathan’s Comment Below.

     ATB Ext Airstar

     

     

    One Comment

    1. June 1, 2008 at 2:16 PM | Permalink

      You might want to change those stats. Those output numbers were from the first 2000 motor design and were a little on the low end for what this motor can really do. So I changed the specs for the 2000 motor (or rather insited that ATB follow my original specs in the first place for the 2000. Now its getting 3500lph on 50Hz, and will most likely overshoot 4000lph in the US with 60Hz.

      There is also a ‘giga’ which will be over 4′ tall, and run on the new 4200 motor I designed for them. This pump should be in the 6000lph range on that body… I have no doubt that the 4200 should hit 8000lph… but it depends on the head pressure of the skimmer and how the pump is designed to handle it.

      Regards,
      hahnmeister

    2 Trackbacks

    1. […] The SWC cone skimmer shown above is 11″ in diameter and 24″ tall. As you can see the model shown will be powered by two Sicce PSK pumps for 60-100 scfh (MSRP: $850). They will also be available with a single Sicce PSK for 30-50 scfh (MSRP: $750) or a Laguna/Askoll 1500 pump for 80 scfh of air draw (MSRP: $1000). Given the pumps that will be used and the skimmers proportions, the skimmer will likely perform very well… The only thing is it looks strikingly similar to a popular skimmer already on the market and imported from Austria–ATB.  […]

    2. […] no skimmer on the market is “hotter” than ATB and just yesterday GBD received an ATB External Small Cone skimmer to run on the […]

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