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.
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.