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Brinsea ECO Vs. ADV

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by brooster, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    I want to get a brinsea 20 i am debating between eco and adv. Is it worth the extra money? Also the auto turn cradle turns every hour, doesnt that seen like too much? I get better hatches hand turning then auto turning in my hovabator... What do you think?
     
  2. longranger

    longranger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the 20 Advance with autoturner and have had very good hatches. I would have gotten the Eco but found a great deal on EBAY. In my opinion the ECO can do anything the Advance can short of the optional humidity control module. Nice to have the ability to calibrate and have digital readouts but if you are just looking for a solid Bator those bells and whistles don't count for much at least for me. You will want to add at least 1 good quality thermometer and hygrometer to the chamber. The turner works great. Get it if you can.

    The main shortcoming of the 20 is space. It can hatch the listed maximums for eggs but would be very tight for the chicks. I usually go 1/2 to 2/3 full.
     
  3. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    Can i ask how much you got yours for just for reference, and was in new?
     
  4. longranger

    longranger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    270 shipped but with a catch. If you do not buy from a Brinsea dealer you void the warranty. This was from a private party that decided to move up to a sportsman before using this unit.
     

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