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    ATI GridWheel Upgrade Coming for Bubble Master Owners?

    Dwyer obsessed ATI Bubble Master owners itching to squeeze a bit more air into their skimmers may just be in luck. ATI has said they plan to offer their new patented Gridwheel impeller as an upgrade for Bubble Master owners.  In reality the Bubble Master skimmers do not exactly need more air, this upgrade would be more […]

    Up Close With The Hydor Slim Skim

    The Hydor Slim Skim and Hydor Slim Skim Nano were on full display this past weekend at Backer. The column-like skimmers utilize a modified Ario pump to inject fine bubbles directly into the skimmer, with low velocity. The open Ario pinwheel design is also quite efficient. The Slim Skim sips just 6.5w while the Nano […]

    ATI PowerCone to Make U.S. Debut at MACNA

    The ATI Powercone, featuring their unique Gridwheel impeller, will be unveiled to U.S. Aquarists at MACNA 2010. Greg Morgan and the Reef Geek crew will have the new PowerCone on display; we’re looking to seeing how quiet that 3,000 lph @ 35w really is. Gridwheel diagram from ATI’s patent While researching the new PowerCone skimmer, […]

    MRC Adds Triple Cone Washdown System to Orca Pro III Skimmer

    Typically reserved for their larger Industrial Sized Skimmers, MRC has added their triple cone washdown system to their popular and powerful Orca Pro III skimmer. The wash down system relies on its own dedicated external pump and MRC’s slick LCD timer to provide intermittent spray downs for the collection cup and neck. MACNA 2010 attendees […]

    ATI Gridwheel Is the Latest in Skimmer Impeller Design

    The Gitterrad, or Gridwheel Impeller Oliver Pritzel and ATI continue to provide innovative solutions for the aquarium market. Their latest creation is the ATI Power Cone Skimmer which at first glance may pass as more cone mimicry, but the real work is concealed in their modified Sicce pump. ATI has a new Gitterrad, or Gridwheel […]

    MRC IS 2460 W Skimmer Eats Venturis For Breakfast

    My Reef Creation’s (MRC) Commercial Line of skimmers are a much welcomed addition to the world of supersized foam fractionation. For public and commerical sized aquaria there are a very limited number of options. Those that are available are typically outdated in design–relying on large pressure rated pumps to drive massive venturi injectors. Yes, we’re […]