This month Trigger Systems is beginning production on its Bursa and Titan protein skimmers utilizing the latest Sicce PSK-1000 pumps on the cone-shaped skimmer body. Both skimmers feature a unique design with the pumps located underneath and external of the skimmer’s reaction chamber along with Trigger Systems signature ruby red acrylic in the construction. These skimmers are also made to utilize ozone right off the bat and feature a waste air recirculating feature to keep the humid and gnarly smelling in inside the skimmer. Both options are provided stock with a cap in case you do not want to take advantage of either of these features. Production of these skimmers will begin at the end of this month. More details and images after the break.
The Trigger Systems Bursa protein skimmer is the smaller of the two utilizing one Sicce PSK-1000 pump with the company’s own custom venturi producing 1,000 l/hr air draw at a modest 23 watts. Even with the external, under body pump mount, the Bursa measures in at 23 1/2 in. tall with an 8.95 x 11.27 in. footprint inside your sump. The collection cup is attached using a twist lock, quarter turn design for simple removal that only needs an addition 1/4 in. of clearance. Since these are designed to utilize ozone as well, a silicon o-ring will help make a tight seal. The Trigger Systems Bursa is designed for use in water levels ranging from 7 to 11 in. deep for aquariums up to 300 gallons.
For larger setups, the Trigger Systems Titan protein skimmer utilizes a pair of Sicce PSK-1000 pumps for 2,000 l/hr of draw at 46 watts. Despite the increase in air draw, the Titan doesn’t take up too much more space with a 24 in. height and 10.3 x 12.5 in. footprint. The Titan is also recommended for use in 7 to 11 in. of water for tanks up to 450 gallons.
Besides the under body pump mounting, ozone and air recirculation features, the Bursa and Titan skimmers both share rubber feet to reduce vibration and noise, air silencers, and a drain fitting on collection cup. Water level inside the skimmers is controlled by a low-profile valve high up on the body making it easy to adjust inside the sump. The valve is not a wedge pipe but is one they designed along the principles of a gate valve but is a space saving design giving you simple, yet precise, adjustments.
We’re pretty impressed with the construction and look of these skimmers from the images and do appreciate the small in-sump footprint without sacrificing headroom. Overall, they are a great looking skimmer at a decent price. We are looking forward to seeing what the new Sicce pumps can produce on these and other skimmers on the market.
These skimmers will enter production this month and should start shipping shortly after that. The Bursa skimmer will retail around $450-460 while the Titan will come in right around $600. If you’re looking to get your hands on one of these, Premium Aquatics has them available at their site.