ATB is the acronym for Aquarium Technik Burian, an Austrian firm primarily based within the Czech Republic that has been constructing equipment for marine aquariums since 2001. We determined to check the ATB Medium Skimmer on a 600 liter (160 gal) aquarium that hosts for laborious corals and small polyps, particularly Acropora. We determined to equip it with all of the potential units that may be added to this skimmer. So, together with the skimmer itself, we even have:
Different Askoll pumpOverflow systemAutomatic glass cleansing system
Technical traits of the ATB Medium Measurement
ATB with Airstair pumpATB with Askoll pumpVolume of handled water2.800 l/h2.500 l/hVolume of handled air1.500 l/h1.500 l/hPump consumption38 w38 wDimensions390x340x560 mm390x340x560 mmWater peak in sump18-19 cm18-19 cmWarranty24 months24 monthsPrice980 euro980 euro
As you may see, we tried each the Airstair DC and the Askoll pumps. The Askoll, in response to the technical information, appears to maneuver much less water and it’s not DC, so its circulate fee is fastened. We examined them upfront, and our first impression is that the Askoll appears to present a greater efficiency, judging by the quantity of the bubbles within the physique of the skimmer. However in order for you extra exact particulars, you must look forward to our full evaluation in a couple of months.
The check aquarium
The tank has a quantity of 600 liters, as we mentioned, and right here beneath you may see a brief video on it from a couple of months in the past. Contemplate that the aquarium measures 150x80x50(h) cm. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0946zux9N2I The skimmer has an exterior pump, which leaves way more room for the bubbles contained in the physique; it’s made for a system that hosts and breeds very demanding corals.
In addition to the selection of the 2 pumps, the ATB Medium Measurement skimmer provides you the choice to have an overflow system. Above, you may see the float that interrupts the skimming pump if it’s taken by the skim. And right here above you may see the cleansing system contained in the neck of the motorized glass. What do you assume? Do you prefer it?
[Translated by Agnese Poggi]