I got the opportunity to talk to the owner of Precision Marine this past weekend and he informed me of a new line of protein skimmers currently in development. The new lineup will be called the Professional Series, catering to both the larger tank and more high-end crowds. Though details are scarce at the moment since the project seems to only be a concept at this point, I was informed that there will not be any cone-shaped skimmers in this lineup. Mike, PM’s owner, told me the reason for this exclusion is due to the cone skimmers having a decreased dwell time for the water within the skimmer’s body. This decreased dwell time causes less water to be properly filtered within a given period of time. This means the skimmer has to potentially work longer to pull out the same amount of organics. Despite not being cone-shaped, these skimmers will still be performers. The Professional Series will introduce bubble plates (absent in the PM Redline skimmers) and oversized plumbing in order to handle the massive amount of water and air coming from the Bubble Blaster-based skimmer pump.
Though details are very slim at the moment, these skimmers look to be promising. And as more details trickle in, we’ll keep you informed. Mike seemed very enthusiastic about the new lineup, and if their built as nicely as the rest of their equipment, the new skimmers will be great pieces of aquarium filtration.