The Aztech Pyramid protein skimmer from CPR Aquatic has not yet been released since it’s unveiling at IMAC West but here we have a video of one of the first Alpha-level units running on some relatively clean sea water. This unit is being powered by an internal gen-X water pump but we hope to see a Sicce driven version at MACNA next weekend, hopefully along with some cleaning up of the outflow design. Sure that hand adjustable standpipe is useful and this arrangement is very practical to build but it sure does make the entire skimmer a little harder to look at. We may also see a redesigned cup and perhaps a bayonett fitting on the neck because that union is just so passe. Although CPR has not yet spoken up in out “why visit our MACNA booth” post, the Aztech Pyramid skimmer will be at least one reason to check them out: A $600 Sicce powered pseudo cone skimmer is a deal that just can’t be beat.