Question for all you brinsea Eco owners.
I am curious if there are any main advantages of paying the extra $$ for the digital(advance) octagon 20.
It's such a huge price difference, and I am a big hands on person. I am looking for a incubator that is totally reliable, and will hold at least the 20 egg capacity.
I read earlier in posts from 2013 that people were having issues with temp flux when they rotated the incubator backwards.
Has anyone had this problem recently?
I am debating between the incukit from incubator ware house and brinsea Eco ....
I have an Mini Advance and two Octagon 20 Eco. I love the mini advance because it requires little "management" from me. I just set it, and fill it with water every few days, and that's pretty much it. The Eco requires daily turning, although I haven't tried incubating without turning to see how that affects the hatch rate. With the Eco, you have to calibrate the temperature accurately or you will have terrible hatches. This year, instead of calibrating the temperature with an external thermometer, I used the one that came with the incubator and have had 100% hatch rates so far. I also only turn the Eco twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. Once you are used to the Eco, the manual turning is not a big deal, but it does require more attention. With one recent hatch, I forget the date I set the eggs as I've staggered two sets of eggs in the Eco. Even without adding water to both water wells, the chicks hatched with no problems. Regardless of the incubator brand/manufacturer, I've found that accurate temperature-control is most important. Personally, I have not found the Eco to have temperature fluctuation problems.