Deltec skimmers are characterized by particularly good skimming results. The Deltec Skimmer 600ix has a newly developed emergency overflow. This prevents the “overcooking” of the skimmer when the water level in the skimmer rises. This can happen, for example, by discontinuing the conveyor pump and by adding additional water to the filter sump. But even if there are problems with the air supply, e.g. by bending the silicone hose or foreign body in the air intake line, the water level increases. This can cause the skimmer to “boil over” and the water rises so high that it is pressed into the foam pot and the broth is rinsed back into the aquarium. This leads to an extreme load of water. Due to the emergency made by Deltec this is prevented and thus the aquarium protected from impurities.
Emergency overflow pipe & regulator pipe
The water level in the skimmer can be read off at the emergency overflow pipe. In addition, the minimum and maximum markings help to optimize the water level. By the possibility to exchange the emergency overflow pipe with the regulator pipe, the user has the possibility to decide how the pipes are arranged.
The Deltec Skimmer 600ix is operated with the low-consumption and powerful Deltec pump DCS 400. This generates 450 liters of air at a consumption of only 9 watts.
The ergonomic cylinder shape
Thanks to the ergonomic cylinder shape, the Deltec Skimmer 600ix achieves the best results with skimming. The shape of the skimmer does not taper upwards. This allows the small air bubbles to rise unhindered, are fully saturated and burst only in the riser of the foam pot. From there, the collected broth can be discharged via a drain hose without having to take the foam pot down.
Hollow Chamber Floor
An additional innovation of the Deltec Skimmer 600ix is the hollow chamber floor. This helps to dampen the noise still further, whereby the already quiet Deltec Skimmer 600ix is called “whisper quiet”. In addition, the water flows back through the hollow chamber floor. The water is fed at the lowest possible point out of the skimmer, as a result of which almost no air bubbles can flow into the aquarium.
Dismantling, Dimensions & Construction
The regular cleaning of the pump is very easy thanks to the simple and fast dismantling of the skimmer. Deltec Skimmer 600ix can be mounted and disassembled without tools. Our tests have shown that the pump can be removed from the skimmer in less than 20 seconds. The dimensions of our skimmer are chosen so that they can be placed comfortably in their filter basin. Due to the high volume of the cylinder shape, a small base area is sufficient. You can operate the Deltec Skimmer 600ix variably in 15cm to 25cm water depth.