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    New ATB Space Saver Edition fits in tight quarters

    ATB has been working on this design for sometime now in response to user feedback on the overall footprint of the ATB Skimmer line. The Space Saver Edition has the same benefits and features as the standard ATB Cone Skimmer line. However, the the pump has been moved underneath the skimmer body allowing the skimmer […]

    ATB has been working on this design for sometime now in response to user feedback on the overall footprint of the ATB Skimmer line. The Space Saver Edition has the same benefits and features as the standard ATB Cone Skimmer line. However, the the pump has been moved underneath the skimmer body allowing the skimmer to fit in the smallest of sumps. The pump does inject straight into the skimmer, but the large bubble plate will diffuse any turbulence allowing for that smooth calm froth that ATB’s are known for.

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    One new changed to the ATB design is the air intake and float valve. As we showed you in the massive ATB Model 2009 External Cone Skimmer, the air still passes through the silencer, but then recirculates within the skimmer body. As a safety precaution a small float switch is installed in the collection cup to prevent overflows. Once the skimmate hits a specified level, the float switch will kill the Airstar pump to prevent any messes. (FYI, the new Model 2009 is now available and shipping. Currently one of these monsters is skimming away on a large system in the U.S.)

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    This version shown is in white, but that’s for the europeans on the other side of the pond. Unless a special order is made, expect these to come in the ATB red.  Two models of the Space Saver Edition will made. The smallest will utilize the Sicce PSK 2500 powered Airstar mini and the largest will utilize the Laguna based Airstar 1300.

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    Some slight modifications will be made, but there is hope these will make it on the next large shipment from Austria (where ATB’s are handcrafted) in 90 days. 

    8 Comments

    1. LCN
      March 13, 2009 at 8:53 PM | Permalink

      Can’t wait to try one of these out.

    2. Jon
      March 14, 2009 at 1:02 AM | Permalink

      This design does put more back pressure on the air intake… but if you have a sump that is deeper and you need to put the skimmer up on a stand anyways… well… this works for that as well.

    3. Jeremy Maneyapanda
      March 14, 2009 at 4:04 AM | Permalink

      Looks like the same design (pump under skimmer) as the MRC Ocean Force series. I know Im comparing apples and oranges, but seems rather bizarre if theyve been “working on this design for quite some time”.

    4. pavlo
      March 14, 2009 at 12:07 PM | Permalink

      is there any benefit to having the pumps air supply come from the collection cup? potential MSX mod in order here???

    5. Nicholas Sadaka
      March 14, 2009 at 3:33 PM | Permalink

      Any footprint and height dimensions available yet? Thanks

    6. bloodyshoes
      March 15, 2009 at 8:36 PM | Permalink

      this also looks very similar to the SKIMZ Kone skimmer design for the asian market.

    7. Murray Camp
      March 18, 2009 at 5:32 PM | Permalink

      Do we know what pump they will use for this model? Thanks!

    8. daniel
      April 6, 2009 at 10:22 AM | Permalink

      This piece of equipment is very well manufactured… hmmmmm but it looks like a plagiarised design of the SKIMZ…..

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