It looks like ATI will be getting in the cone skimmer game with their new ATI Power Cone skimmer. The model called the ATI Power Cone 250 is new and has yet to be released yet, although they have released a new video showing off the pure raw power of the amount of air that is being sucked into the skimmer. The amount of air “suckage” is pretty important these days and the video can be seen below the jump. It makes perfect sense now that we have seen the ATI Bubblemasters being put on clearance across the world, retailers need to make room for the next generation ATI skimmer. While the 250 model might be the first, we fully expect a range of these new Power cone protein skimmers to reach market.
Update: Sure enough, so far we count three models, with an estimated MSRP.
ATI skimmer PowerCone 160…………… 279,00 € ($364)
ATI skimmer PowerCone 200…………… 319,00 € ($415)
ATI skimmer PowerCone 250…………… 399,00 € ($519)
The ATI PowerCone Skimmer combines several new innovations
to produce a skimmer with unsurpassed efficiency and exceptional performance. At the core of the design is the innovative Grid-wheel impeller that combines the stable performance of a needle-wheel with the superior performance of a thread/mesh-wheel impeller.
This Grid-wheel impeller combined with an improved air injection nozzle to increase air intake and an optimized pump housing to improve water flow produces a skimmer with unmatched performance. The ATI PowerCone is the perfect merger of modern advances in skimmer technologies and affordable pricing making it a truly unbeatable value.
Unmatched Performance: The high-volume of air flow combined with the Grid-wheel impeller to chop it all up produces an incredible amount of tiny, waste removing bubbles resulting in an extremely dense and uniform water air mixture. And the design of the skimmer body allows these bubbles to remain in contact with the water for a long period of time resulting in a skimmer that easily outperforms much larger skimmers. The significantly higher surface area of the Grid-wheel impeller easily outperforms traditional needle-wheel impellers.
Stable Performance: Grid-wheel impeller produces consistent, long-term performance as it won’t break apart and wear out like thread/mesh-wheel impellers.
Energy Efficient: Uses just 35 watts of energy while pulling in 3000+ lph of waste removing air.
Easy To Use: Built-in water-level adjustment valve allows for easy and precise fine-tuning of the skimmers performance. The base of the skimmer can be adjusted to change the position of the water outlet and many parts of the skimmer can be easily taken apart for cleaning.
Quiet Operation: Produces minimal noise due to innovative pump and skimmer body design and built-in air silencer.
Excellent Build-Quality: Constructed of high-quality materials and assembled using modern production techniques.