Precision Marine is gearing up to release an updated version of their HOT protein skimmer. Called the HOT-1v2, this skimmer is a hang-on-tank skimmer, hence the HOT moniker, and looks to use a Maxi-Jet feed pump to circulate water from the aquarium through the skimmer and an air pump to create all of the bubbles. In a world of aspirating pumps and needlewheel impellers, I’m not exactly sure why PM chose to use an air pump coupled with a wood air stone to create the bubbles. This of course isn’t their first rodeo, so we’ll assume the device lives up to its Precision Marine namesake. Pricing, specifications, and availability have yet to be released at this point, but they will be available soon.
PM showed off a lot of their equipment at NextWave just a couple of weeks ago, and we got to see this new skimmer in person. However, only their Mach protein skimmers were being functionally displayed at the event, so we didn’t get a whole lot of time with this new HOT skimmer. We did get see how well it was built though. Which is honestly not a surprise to me, since PM has been doing this for quite some time. Unfortunately, in my aquarium equipment overload moment, I didn’t get all the information on this skimmer that I wanted, so the details will have to wait for now.