We suppose this was bound to happen eventually but a new Economical 1050 ATB model has been placed next to the ATI skimmer. You can notice the skimate on the ATB is obviously darker in color and thicker. What does this prove? Nothing much at all, but if your a fanboi of ATB you are already jumping up and down.Does this prove that cones are the be-all-end-all with protein skimmers? Not really, but we expect more cone skimmers to hit the market this year, starting with the Vertex cone skimmer.