Deltec MCE600 Turbo
The Deltec MCE600 Turbo is the ultimate hang on skimmer and since its introduction at the end of 2003 has taken the market by storm.
Its new design gives it the flexibility to hang on almost any brand of aquarium or for it to be used inside or hanging on the outside of a sump.
There is a chamber built into the skimmer where media such as RowaPhos or carbon can be used in a sock or bag and there is even an optional media box available.
The performance is as you would expect from any Deltec skimmer, drawing in 300lts of air per hour for maximum waste removal.
The Deltec philosophy is that for every 1000 Ltrs of water in the aquarium that you require 400 - 500 Ltrs of air per hour to achieve efficient skimming. This makes the MCE600 Turbo skimmer suitable for 700 Ltrs (155 gallons) for a normally stocked reef aquarium or 450 Ltrs (100 gallons) for a heavily stocked fish only system.
From testing that we have carried out we have found that Deltec skimmers produce at least 2 - 4 times the air volume used on most competitors skimmers which are claimed to be suitable for comparable water volumes.
Can be hung on the outside of the aquarium or sump.
Draws its own water from the aquarium via the internal needlewheel pump.
300 litres of air/hr are produced at the venturi.
L 260mm W 180mm H 500mm (normal position).
H 570mm (allowing for removal of the cup).
Height above lip of aquarium - normal position 230mm.
Width of body only external to tank 85mm.
Pipes extend by 95mm from skimmer body.
Normal Stocking 700 lts (155 UK gallons)
Heavy Stocking 450 lts (100 UK gallons)