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Deltec External Protein Skimmer MCE Series

Deltec External Protein Skimmer MCE Series

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Deltec External Protein Skimmer MCE Series Information




Deltec MCE300

The MCE300 is the most compact, quiet and affordable Deltec skimmer to date - suitable for an aquarium between 50 and 75 gallons (225-320 lts).
The high manufacturing tolerances and design of the special venturi and pinwheel produce 130 lts of air per hour giving it the same level of performance that you would expect from all Deltec skimmers and outperforming any other skimmer in its class.

The four most important things to consider for a high performance protein skimmer are:
  • Air Volume
  • Bubble Size
  • Air Volume
  • Air Volume
Foam Fractionation (Protein Skimming) is a process where protein wastes are removed from water by differential electrostatic attraction at an air /water interface. The more air and the smaller the bubbles in contact with the water, the higher the surface area for reaction and the higher the efficiency of the skimmer.

The patented Deltec pinwheel rips the air into the finest bubbles for maximum effect.

Contact time is important but only if there is insufficient air for immediate reaction.

Comparative testing shows that most manufacturers claim a much higher suitable tank size for their skimmers with half the air volume or less.

At Deltec we don`t compromise on water quality

Choose your next skimmer on £ / true performance and you will find that a Deltec skimmer will work out to be the most cost effective of the lot.

Technical Data:

Can be hung on the outside of the aquarium or sump.
Draws its own water from the aquarium via the internal needlewheel pump.
130 litres of air/hr are produced at the venturi.

Dimensions:

L 165mm W 175mm H 450mm (normal position).
H 620mm (allowing for removal of the cup).
Height above lip of aquarium - normal position 170mm.
Width of body only external to tank 100mm.
Pipes extend by 95mm from skimmer body.

Stocking:

Normal Stocking 320 lts (70 UK gallons)
Heavy Stocking 225 lts (50 UK gallons)



Deltec External Protein Skimmer MCE Series Reviews



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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 7/28/2012 from SEATTLE, WA UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Beginner


Comments: Tried an AquaC Remora, but it wouldn't fit with my canopy and I didn't like the powerhead in the tank. Next tried a Reef Octopus BH1000. It fit and skimmed well, but it made a constant loud gurgling that drove my wife crazy. Also really hard to assemble and maintain. Decided to try the Deltec, and what a difference! Simple to assemble, really quiet, and started pulling nasty stuff out the first day. It does prime kind of slowly which made me nervous at first, but it's not really a problem.


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MCE600

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 5/21/2012 from BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY UNITED STATE
5.0 5
Experience Level: Beginner


Comments: this is the best skimmer i've seen in my young reefing experience. right now the skimmer is making a thick foam that looks like coffee. wow who knew that water had so much nastiness in it. all of my lions and corals seem to be enjoying the new water conditions. it took about one week to break in and it is a dream the pump isn't that loud as most complain about. the loud thing is the return water hitting the display water. to get around that i tucked a Mag2 filter in between the degassing shield and the mounting bracket so the water falls onto the sponge filter. the haredest thing is to zero in on the air-valve dial and the height of the box. this skimmer is so strong that it will fill up with water quick if it's not dialed in properly. overall this skimmer is well worth the money.


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AWESOME SKIMMER!

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 1/29/2012 from MELROSE, MA UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: AWESOME skimmer... pulls black stuff not like other skimmers pulling out tea color liquid!


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Very Loud But Efficient!

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Reviewers Rating Great


Posted: 1/7/2012 from HILLSBORO, OR UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I am currently using a Deltec MCE600 Turbo to keep my 32 gallon nano reef tank clean and clear. I needed to switch from an AquaC Remora; it just did not do the job efficiently. After much research and trying to find video examples of the Deltec (which there are only a few quality videos on the internet) I spent the money on the MCE600 turbo. There seems to be some users that have issues with micro-bubbles, I’m not having those issues, the water reenters the tank very smooth and bubble free. I will however say this is a very loud skimmer. Deltec has some work to do on this skimmer to get it quieter, much quieter! This unit runs in my family room and I turn if off from 5-10:00pm when the family is home. It’s just that obnoxious! The sound issues stem from the material of the skimmer and how the pump is housed within the unit and the vibration it causes. For the price, Deltec should be doing a far better job in fixing this issue for end users! Some would say the MCE600 is overkill for a 32 gallon tank and I would agree, but the results are outstanding in regards to ongoing water quality and that was my main goal. There is a space where a person can add a bag of phosphate medium, carbon or Seachem Purigen as I do. As stated earlier in this review, the skimmer pump is very loud; however it really aerates the water well removing waste in Deltec style! As for cleaning the unit I need to clean my collection cup every two days in my dishwasher (don’t use heated drying or it will melt) and I clean the entire unit every two weeks in about 15 minutes from start to finish. I can only give this skimmer 3 stars and it all rests on the issue of being way too loud. As for keeping the water clean for the livestock I give it 5 stars, thus a final grade of 4 stars. If you need a HOB style skimmer and need top notch water quality then this unit must be included in your final list of skimmers to buy.


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excellent

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 10/16/2011 from ROANOKE, VA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I bougt a used saltwater fishtank a deltec 600 skimmer was included. it was old 2002 model, and i thought it was going in the trash. after a lot of work prying i got into the internal chamber cleaned all of the parts checked the motor. OK HERE IS WHAT IMPRESSED ME I BOUGHT AN AQUA C EV-180 ITS LESS THAN 6 MONTHS OLD AND THE DELTEC OUTPERFORMS THE AQUA C HANDS DOWN, IT PREFORMS SKIM MATE FAST.


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Deltec is amazing

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Posted: 5/29/2011 from Spokane Valley, WA UNITED STAT
5.0 5
Experience Level: Beginner


Comments: This unit does a GREAT job.It will fill very fast for the first couple of days but then settles down. Runs great and I am very happy with it. I have it on a 90 gallon reef tank that is fairly well stocked. I would buy one again. Great item.


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Good Product!

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 2/20/2011
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Quiet and efficient skimmer. I had the a Coralife Skimmer before this one and it was a bit loud with bulky components inside of the tank. It is very easy to clean the cup of the Deltec skimmer. Setup directions are a bit vague. Overall, I am very satisfied with the performance of this skimmer!


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dltec mce300

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 2/14/2011 from SIMI VALLEY, CA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: you know what. i have used lots of skimmers, aquamaxx hob1,cpr bakpak,remora,red sea prizm,and i have to say that deltec keeps me going back to there equipment. i have spent and wasted lots of money over the time of my saltwater hobby on skimmers but im one of those that like to try new equipment on the market. anyhow i will stick to all deltec products in the future. dont waste alot of money on other equipment, do it right the first time around go for the "DELTEC" period!!!! if you cant afford it the first time save up and then buy it. you will not be dissappointed at all!!


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MCE600

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Reviewers Rating Great


Posted: 2/8/2011 from Newark, OH
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: This skimmer is a beast for sure. The sheer output of nog is even more impressive than my old Euroreef CS-6. The skimmer works great! However, the ergonomics leave much to be desired. The skimmer cup is WAY too small. I have to empty and clean it almost daily, which highlights another design oversight, the set screw for the skimmer cup. It's a slotted nylon screw. It should've had a wing nut type head for easy removal by hand, especially since it needs removing so often. Also, this skimmer does have a long break-in period and you do have to tweak it, but once it gets going, you don't have to fool with it except for cleaning.


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Not worth the $$$

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Posted: 11/12/2010 from BECKLEY, WV UNITED STATES
3.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: The skimmer works fine but the pump is a real hassle to get out for cleaning and I've had a never ending struggle against microbubbles. If I had it to do over, I would likely purchase another hang on skimmer.


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