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    Bubble Magus Goes Slope Style With New Hero Skimmers

    What does Bubble Magus now have in common with the Supermarins, Sharks, and Powercones? Yup, that big sloped neck. These are the new Bubble Magus Hero skimmers, arguably the best looking products from the Chinese manufacturer. BM has released three models shown here from top to bottom: BM Hero 180, BM Hero 220 and BM […]

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    What does Bubble Magus now have in common with the Supermarins, Sharks, and Powercones? Yup, that big sloped neck.

    These are the new Bubble Magus Hero skimmers, arguably the best looking products from the Chinese manufacturer. BM has released three models shown here from top to bottom: BM Hero 180, BM Hero 220 and BM Hero 320.

    The 180 model looks to be using an AquaBee 2000/1 pump, accordingly we’d expect 500-650lph. The larger 220 looks to be using an Eheim. Most likely their 1260 / 1262 which pulls just shy of 1,000 lph.

    Meanwhile, the largest Hero 320 skimmer looks to be sporting an AquaBee 5000 which when tuned by BM pull upwards of 1,200 lph.

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    All else being the same the performance between a full cone skimmer and these slope style skimmers will be indiscernible. One feature we do like is the small foam dimple on the lid of the collection cup. [Reminds be of some old Amiracle skimmers I ran back in the day–they even had a ‘mini bubble’ plate in the neck!]

    It’s been interesting watching Bubble Magus evolve over the years.¬†They still have not shed their ‘knock off’ reputation, but with their progression they have become more relevant than some past skimmer heavy weights.

    7 Comments

    1. Blabber
      November 19, 2010 at 11:06 PM | Permalink

      this product looks like crap. cleaning is a nightmare and it’s obviously a poor quality knock off of much better designs.

    2. Rrrr
      November 20, 2010 at 9:28 PM | Permalink

      you are probably working for reef octopus

    3. Michael
      November 21, 2010 at 2:22 AM | Permalink

      I have always had good skimmers but given the picture I am not sure if your opinion of this skimmer valid. How can you tell how hard it is to clean, the quality and the performance of the skimmer.

      If you do not know do not post.

    4. Jbonnefant
      December 24, 2010 at 5:05 PM | Permalink

      your comment cleary defines you as an moronic idiot-as far as the Hero Skimmer, looks to be well designed, cant wait until it hits people tanks for some real end user reviews

    5. Frank
      March 15, 2011 at 3:29 PM | Permalink

      Imo, ithink the slope is going to have more bubble agitation at the bottom to let the bubbles rise gently up the cone .which would be a good thing.

    6. Frank
      March 31, 2011 at 6:44 PM | Permalink

      Does anyone know were i can by a Bubble Magus Hero 180?. Thank You.

    7. harold333
      July 24, 2015 at 10:03 AM | Permalink

      I’ve been running the 220A for a year now and I don’t have a single complaint about it. It’s actually easy to clean the cup and neck. I use a narrow kitchen brush. It has a drain on the cup so I don’t have to remove it to empty. It’s not any noisier than I would expect a skimmer this size to be. It’s heavy because it has a large pump and has a large footprint. The factory suggested setup height is working well for me. Best of all it was the cheapest large skimmer I could find. Certainly not the best skimmer on the market but if you’re trying to scrape up the money for a skimmer it’s something to consider.

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