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    ATB 840 Cone Skimmer Gets A Makeover – v1.5

    ATB has made some significant cosmetic changes to their Econo 840 cone skimmer, being called the 840 v1.5. The new design distinguishes itself from the ATB line up with a seamless molded cone body, polished CNC work, skimmate drain valve, and removable base. The molded cone body is attached to the PVC base with screws, […]

    ATB has made some significant cosmetic changes to their Econo 840 cone skimmer, being called the 840 v1.5. The new design distinguishes itself from the ATB line up with a seamless molded cone body, polished CNC work, skimmate drain valve, and removable base. The molded cone body is attached to the PVC base with screws, allowing removable and complete access to the bubble plate and inner chamber for cleaning.

    This is just the second ATB cone skimmer to feature the molded body, the first being the HOB Multi Use Cone. These changes offer no performance upgrades over the previous 840 line… it just looks a bit better.

    Stats:

    • Footprint: 8″ x 14″  footprint
      • 8″ Base Diameter
    • Height: 21″ (0.5″+ needed for cup removal)
    • Pump: Sicce PSK 2500 based Mini Airstar
      • 17-21w (25+ scfh) depending on pinwheel / mesh used 

    There has  been confusion over the white color that the majority of the new 840 v1.5s  are sporting. All ATB Skimmers are available in white upon special request. The stock ATB colors are red in the USA. If you fancy white, let them know before you pull the trigger. 

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    ATB Econo 840 v1.5

    Base attached with stainless steel screws. Complete access to bubble plate & body.

    ATB 840 v1.5 base

    ATB 840 Cone Skimmer

    Collection cup is a “slip fit”. Just lift upwards to remove.

    ATB 840 Econo

    The green dots aid in adjusting the water level via a wedge pipe output.

    New ATB 840

    Cone Skimmer

    Aquarian Technik Burian Skimmer

    Users can choose between the small and large purple pinwheel for 25 or 29.6 scfh intake

    European Protein Skimmer

    A new ‘sandwich’ meshwheel design is also being experimented with…

    ATB 840 v1.5 pump 4


    6 Comments

    1. June 23, 2009 at 9:55 AM | Permalink

      These are beautiful. I would say that there is arguably a performance upgrade as well, since a removable baseplate makes cleaning infinitely easier, which means you do it more frequently, which leads to better performance.

    2. cet98
      June 23, 2009 at 2:08 PM | Permalink

      OK…that is the “sexiest” looking skimmer I’ve ever seen (I know, do looks ‘DO” matter!!! LOL)
      Hopefully the White Version is not considered an upcharge…
      Is there an ETA for this new design?

    3. Jon 'hahnmeister'
      June 23, 2009 at 11:16 PM | Permalink

      No, the white is not an upcharge. Technically, the white is less expensive material than the red.

    4. mcliffy2
      June 23, 2009 at 11:34 PM | Permalink

      @ Craig – i think they are available now. Shoot me an email to remind me and I’ll get you Victor’s number whenever you are ready to join the ATB club 😉

    5. Chris
      June 25, 2009 at 3:23 AM | Permalink

      WOW
      it’s look like a M$ skimmer
      I didn’t see screw in the Bubble plate,is it a removable?

      generally speaking, its looks likes we are in skimmermania , skimmer manufactures gives too much attention making the skimmers prettier, while the most important thing is the performance,reliability & maintainability.
      let’s not forget the skimmer isn’t a furniture – it’s just another filter under the cabin.

    6. June 29, 2009 at 11:02 PM | Permalink

      @Chris, Yes the bubble plate is removable for complete cleaning.

      Conscious or not, aesthetics always matter to a degree. For these premium products it will always be a part of the product and price tag. The good news is there is ample competition among skimmer manufacturers, giving us consumers plenty of innovation and choices.

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