The aCone skimmers 1.5 and aCone 3.0 are the first conical skimmers from AquaMedic with high air intake and low power consumption. The AquaMedic aCone skimmers use the also-new EcoRunner water pumps with a well designed air and water intake that really helps to reduce the potential clogging of the water pump. Although almost every large needle wheel skimmer and especially cone skimmers use some kind of bubble diffuser with a perforated plate, the AquaMedic aCone uses a series of three baffles to achieve a similar effect
The aCone 1.5 cone skimmer is rated for 1,500 liter aquariums using an EcoRunner 3700 drawing 37 watts of power and an air intake of 1,200 lph. The aCone 3.0 cone skimmer is rated for 2,500 liter aquariums using an EcoRunner 6000 drawing 54 watts of power and an air intake of 2,500 lph. If all goes well we might see the aCone skimmers in the US towards the end of the year although they are available in Europe now for 479 Euro for the aCone 1.5 and 899 Euro for the aCone 3.0.