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    New Cone Skimmer from Singapore

    A new conical skimmer from Singapore has popped up in the Asian markets. Shown first is the smallest model, powered by an Aquabee 2000/1 NW. The foot print is only 7.5″ x 7.5″ with a total height of 20″. This would hit the sub 100g range nicely. Best of all the price is only $310 USD. […]

    A new conical skimmer from Singapore has popped up in the Asian markets. Shown first is the smallest model, powered by an Aquabee 2000/1 NW. The foot print is only 7.5″ x 7.5″ with a total height of 20″. This would hit the sub 100g range nicely. Best of all the price is only $310 USD.

    Here is the larger Eheim 1260 powered model with a footprint of 9.5″ x 9.5″ and a height of 24″. This model is also available with an AquaBee 5000. Price with Eheim: $450. I am told there is one model that is even larger– a 26″ cone powered by an Askoll pump.

    I am not a fan of knock offs, but the compact design of these skimmers is very attractive… So is the price. There are no welds to be seen on the body, meaning a few more cone molds are floating around. It won’t be long until even more make their way to the U.S.

    What is interesting here is the body is not a full cone. The KZ patent may present some problems or at least scare off importers. In the meantime a few more cone designs by other manufacturers are in the works. Expect to see some of them after new years…

    15 Comments

    1. December 16, 2008 at 1:21 AM | Permalink

      I’m liking the small footprint but I hope its not a pain to access the pump.

    2. December 16, 2008 at 2:33 AM | Permalink

      Hi there, where did you find the pictures? Looks very nice, and with the Eheim-pump it provides all the security I need 🙂

    3. kusz
      December 16, 2008 at 1:48 PM | Permalink

      Aqua Marin they jus release their cone skimmer nt long ago…

    4. December 16, 2008 at 10:48 PM | Permalink

      Hi Espen, I received them via e-mail from an aquarist in Malaysia. (Thank you Bryan!) I do agree it is a very nice design. By nature conical skimmers have a larger diameter at the base than a comparable cylindrical design, making a larger overall footprint. This is a great solution.

      Kusz, the construction does look very similar to the AM unit.

    5. December 17, 2008 at 6:17 PM | Permalink

      Thanks for the info Eric. If you manage to dig up a webshop in asia please let me know 🙂

    6. December 17, 2008 at 6:36 PM | Permalink

      A similar skimmer will be available very soon. Once it is released I’ll have more information posted 🙂

    7. tan
      December 18, 2008 at 9:06 AM | Permalink

      the cone is bubble pioneer skimmer is already available in malaysia
      http://www.chuisui.com/viewthread.php?tid=10570

      here another by skimz
      http://www.skimz.sg/products/protein_skimmers/kone.html

    8. Jon
      December 21, 2008 at 2:10 AM | Permalink

      It might be outside the KZ patent because how the pump is mounted inside the base of the skimmer. In the details of the KZ patent… this ‘bubble magus’ style pump mounting isnt really covered by the KZ patent… hard to say for sure though with that cylindrical base on the cone body though.

      Like I mentioned before, the KZ patent actually covers design details that would pit it against the BK Supermarine more than any other current skimmer out there (and where are these rumors coming from about BK SM’s getting that neck shape patented? That shape was patented by Aquamedic long ago… just move the bottom of the collection cup down on the SM and you have a Turboflotor 5000 series).

    9. Richard Gilliland
      December 22, 2008 at 5:28 PM | Permalink

      looks like the quality is there…who makes it?

    10. December 23, 2008 at 9:52 AM | Permalink

      I really have no idea who is behind it, but I agree the quality looks rather good.

    11. Saltydog
      January 2, 2009 at 9:17 AM | Permalink

      Anyone know where can you buy this Skimmer?
      Thank you.

    12. Brett
      January 15, 2009 at 2:13 AM | Permalink

      Hi

      I found the price list for these skimmers at http://www.chuisui.com/viewthread.php?tid=10572#pid305663

      Seems a bit dearer in price and has a third model that is larger. Is there a store selling them in Singapore or somewhere cheaper.

      I saw another cone out of Taiwan a while back too. It was the same as the KZ, but with no coloured acrylic.

      Brett

    13. Gavin
      November 6, 2009 at 10:05 AM | Permalink

      Where can i purchase one of these skimmers from whilst in Singapore? I am visiting on a 3 night stop over in 2 weeks.

    14. Yudi
      January 22, 2010 at 8:49 AM | Permalink

      where can I purchase this kind of skimmer in Singapore?

    15. Yudi
      January 22, 2010 at 2:49 PM | Permalink

      where can I purchase this kind of skimmer in Singapore?

    One Trackback

    1. […] Bubble Pioneer from Singapore has released a new external series to add on to its popular cone skimmer line. These still have not made it outside of Asia, but I would imagine it’s only a matter of time. They have become extremely popular in Hong Kong, and starting at $380 USD for an external cone skimmer it makes sense why. […]

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