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    Econo-Flip Flop: H&S to Distribute Bubble Magus

    As if further proof was necessary that the world wide recession has impacted our hobby, German based H&S Aquaristik has announced it will now be distributing Bubble Magus products. H&S is also currently selling them direct–through eBay. On their homepage H&S states that they will distribute and sell all models available. Additionally they will back […]

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    As if further proof was necessary that the world wide recession has impacted our hobby, German based H&S Aquaristik has announced it will now be distributing Bubble Magus products. H&S is also currently selling them direct–through eBay.

    On their homepage H&S states that they will distribute and sell all models available. Additionally they will back the full warranty, service and repair that we’ve grown to expect from the German skimmer maestros.

    The classic in-sump and recirculating design that H&S uses has not changed in years. Generally speaking, neither have the Eheim and AquaBee modified skimmer pumps they employ.

    Point being, we would not be surprised if some of the newer Bubble Magus skimmers outperform their German distributor’s own creation. at a much lower price point. And we admit, in their latest all white form, Bubble Magus products are no longer the eye sore they once were.

    Import Innovate or die trying.

    h/t aquaristica

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    9 Comments

    1. reef
      October 29, 2010 at 6:29 PM | Permalink

      I wonder how they will compete with Fish street and all the online stores that buy these skimmers direct from Bubble magnus.

    2. Albert
      October 30, 2010 at 12:57 AM | Permalink

      H&S skimmer is taking a dump and what they are saying is the cheap china made BM skimmers are better then their skimmer. So buy more china made skimmers and less Germany, high price junk.

      This show me that their skimmer line is dying and they are trying something else, better. Very bad for H&S to carry another brand, they almost admitting that their line is a failure.

    3. reef
      October 30, 2010 at 11:50 AM | Permalink

      I highly doubt their skimmer line is a failure,
      Comes down to production cost. Labour is more expensive in Germany,

    4. Anonymous
      October 30, 2010 at 9:37 PM | Permalink

      Thanks for your trackback. Pensamos igual

    5. October 30, 2010 at 9:37 PM | Permalink

      They could just move production to China if that were the reason. I think it’s more a matter of trying to claim a larger portion of the market. Not everyone can afford high end equipment. If that’s all you offer, you’re not participating in the large majority of the market. I think they wanted to offer a lower-end, more affordable option. Instead of creating their own, and competing in an already crowded market, they decided to carry a brand that has already established itself.

    6. reef
      October 31, 2010 at 2:22 AM | Permalink

      No doubt many of the low end skimmers will go up in price as the market is flooded with cheap skimmers.
      I understand that reef Octopus had major issues hence the reason there skimmers are better quality and cost far more.
      If volumes drop then prices go up. Basic business acumen.

    7. John
      November 1, 2010 at 12:27 AM | Permalink

      The new Bubble Magus skimmers in my opinion are way better than the H&S skimmers. Ive owned an H&S and Bubble Magus and I can say that the new Bubble Magus blow the H&S outta the water!! Much better skimmate production and even cost less. I don’t care if they are made in China, everything is made in China now a days. The warranty on the Bubble Magus is great anyways so I don’t have to worry.

    8. klaus
      November 2, 2010 at 10:51 AM | Permalink

      So now, only two Companys manufactured in Germany . Royal-Exclusiv and Deltec…

    9. Brian
      November 2, 2010 at 3:12 PM | Permalink

      Klaus,
      H&S still manufactures the H&S line in Germany, they just distribute Bubble Magnus in Europe for customers that are wanting a cheaper product.

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