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    New ATB 1050 v 1.5 Cone Skimmer

    ATB will be releasing their new 1050 v1.5 cone skimmer as we head into the New Year. This model shares the same dimensions as the initial ATB 1050 cone skimmer, but features a new molded cone, seamless body and polished white PVC throughout. As most ATB fans can attest to, this release is not shocking–these […]

    ATB-1050-v1.5-Skimmer

    ATB will be releasing their new 1050 v1.5 cone skimmer as we head into the New Year. This model shares the same dimensions as the initial ATB 1050 cone skimmer, but features a new molded cone, seamless body and polished white PVC throughout. As most ATB fans can attest to, this release is not shocking–these same upgrades were rolled out in the 840 v1.5 skimmer.it was only a matter of time to see it on the larger 1050.

    ATB Skimmer 840

    Like the original 1050, the updated v 1.5 will be made available with the stock 2 x Mini Airstar pumps (based on the sicce PSK-2500) or upgraded to a single ATB Airstar 1300 (Based on the Laguna / Askoll 1500).

    Update: The 1050 v1.5 looks like it will only be available with the Airstar 1300 pump.

    For those unfamiliar with the original 1050 skimmer:

    • 1 x ATB Airstar 1300
      • 1,300 lph
      • ~50w
    • 10″ diameter cone body
    • 5″ neck
    • 16 x 11″ footprint
    • 21.5″ tall

    Before rolling out this upgrade ATB experimented with a few larger neck and body sizes, but found the original dimensions to perform best. That said, there are some new items we may see in the near future that will further improve performance… will spill our guts on those when we can.

    3 Comments

    1. reef
      December 2, 2009 at 11:04 PM | Permalink

      I would be pretty upset to buy a ATB skimmer and then have it outdated in a few months by a new models.

    2. James
      December 3, 2009 at 11:58 PM | Permalink

      Looks like they took my advice I put out on RC and are using Schedule 40 white PVC for the piping/elbows. Looks better and costs a little less then that ugly schedule 80 everyone else uses that is so ridiculously overbuilt for a low pressure application like a skimmer.

      James

    3. Tracy
      September 15, 2012 at 11:15 PM | Permalink

      Oh shut your pie hole.. They didn’t take your advice. it’s all cosmetics…

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