Brinsea incubator options? Help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by aldren90, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. aldren90

    aldren90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok guys, I've settled on a brinsea, and I don't know which to get. I've got a $350 budget. I'm looking for the best deal, and I am going to buy on sale and add a coupon code so I can get even more off. ( hopefully ) I am looking for your preferences and personal stories with these bators. I'm leaning towards the octo Eco w/ egg turn for $200, just to save a little. But if you guys thing the octo adv is worth it I'm willing to do that one too! So just give me some help! ;)
     
  2. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just sold my Octagon ECO last week. The ONLY reason I sold it is because I upgraded to an OVA 380. I had no trouble with hatches, but if you want each hatch to be super easy, and unsupervised, go ahead and splurge on the Advance. I had to kind of babysit the humidity when hatching in my ECO, and had a few cases of splay leg before I started putting in the shelf liner foam stuff when I locked down. I had to run felt from the water wells to keep the humidity high, and sometimes had to spritz through a crack with a spray bottle to get a quick humidity boost.

    Other than some humidity quirks, the hatch rates in my Octagon were fantastic, it really is a wonderful product.

    Brinsea though, very good choice. They have won me as a lifelong customer, I adore their products!
     
  3. aldren90

    aldren90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can get the Eco for $200 with cradle or the adv for $315 so I'm unsure still.
     
  4. Knittycat

    Knittycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get the best incubator you can afford. You will never regret it.
     
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers


    This ^.
    Also, the Advance EX has the humidity pump. I have six Brinsea incubators ( and three EcoGlow brooders) including the Mini Advance, Mini Advance EX, and three Octagon 20 Advance EX units. Not currently hatching, but I'll have 'em when I start up again, (It WILL happen!)
     
  6. aldren90

    aldren90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I've decided to go with the octo adv. now does that one have any quirks like will I need to do the whole sponge/fleece thing?
     

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