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    ATB Deluxe Skimmers Are Coming, Internals Seen For First Time

    The new ATB Deluxe line  is trickling in to the United States featuring TCT –triple cone technology and DBP— a double bubble plate. A few lucky customers have picked up these new designs in external configurations. Shown below is the Deluxe 8.5 External  powered by an ATB Mini Airstar. The sicce motorblock is not intended to run externally, […]

    The new ATB Deluxe line  is trickling in to the United States featuring TCT –triple cone technology and DBP— a double bubble plate. A few lucky customers have picked up these new designs in external configurations. Shown below is the Deluxe 8.5 External  powered by an ATB Mini Airstar. The sicce motorblock is not intended to run externally, however a new ATB Airstar pump powered by the laguna 1500 motor block has been created for the Deluxe line that would like power the Deluxe 8.5  outside of the sump.

    ATB Deluxe External      ATB Deluxe AirStar

    Photos by Chris Thomas, Video by Nick Grant —Thanks Guys

    The Deluxe models are slated to come in the following sizes, listed are their standard model equivalents.

    • Deluxe 8.5 – Standard Small / 840
    • Deluxe 10.5 – Standard Medium /1050
    • Deluxe 12.5  – Standard Large
    • Deluxe 18 – Standard XL

    Here’s the official literature from ATB on their new deluxe series of skimmers, (additional photos below):

    ATB, known to the world for its revolutionary cone skimmer technology, brings protein skimming to the next level with the Deluxe series. Each Deluxe skimmer is the culmination of years of R&D to achieve the optimal balance of air, water and turbulence reduction. As you expect from ATB, the Deluxe series features the finest precision craftsmanship from the highest quality materials.

     Every Deluxe skimmer comes equipped with Triple Cone Technology (TCT)–Three cones in each skimmer to create a constant stable foam, while eliminating turbulence and guiding bubbles for maximum protein to air contact time. Incorporated into the inner most TCT element is the newly designed and oversized Double Bubble Plate (DBP) for additional turbulence reduction.

     Additional Features:

    • Ozone Port
    • Auto Shut Off Switch
    • Built-in Skimmate Drain
    • Complete Disassembly for easy maintenance
    • Powered by the eco-friendly and silent ATB AIRSTAR skimmer pump

    Here are the first  seen photos of an ATB Deluxe Internal–an 10.5 Internal powered by an Air Star 1500. The full range of Deluxe skimmers will be coming in late July / early August. For pricing information contact ATB USA.

    ATB Deluxe

    ATB Deluxe 2

    ATB Deluxe 4

    ATB Deluxe 5

    ATB Deluxe 3

    And lastly for fun… the monstrous ATB Deluxe 18.

    ATB Deluxe 18

    Keep an eye out for other ATB skimmers and reactors that are currently being developed. 

     

    5 Comments

    1. July 21, 2009 at 1:49 PM | Permalink

      I will own an ATB skimmer one day… but then I said that about the Bubble Kings too…

    2. Greg Carroll
      July 21, 2009 at 2:49 PM | Permalink

      I’m confused? The 8.5 will or will not use the Sicce. It sure looks fine running externally in the video. Also ATI used them externally on their calcium reactors.

    3. Nick
      July 21, 2009 at 3:11 PM | Permalink

      That video I took is of a vingar bath I can’t wait to see it in some saltwater.

      The internal deluxe models look great too.

    4. July 21, 2009 at 3:17 PM | Permalink

      @Greg, I believe the 8.5 internal will come with Sicce powered Airstar Mini. Anton is also finishing up work on a detuned 1500. I am not sure if this will be standard on the 8.5 externals or an option– more testing likely needs to be done on the Sicce running external. I’d love to see a little heatsink and fan on the back of the pump 😀

      An Airstar 900 is also being experimented with. ATB has made these in the past, but I understand Anton is trying to perfect the design… which is more challenging without the shaft support. Per Victor, if its successful it may make its way here.

    5. Greg Carroll
      July 21, 2009 at 3:36 PM | Permalink

      I just wish the 12.5 was not so tall. I must find some way to make it work…..

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