Deltec External Protein Skimmer TC2060

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Deltec TC 2060 External

Deltec's new and innovative TC (Twin chamber) range of external skimmers featuring Deltec's brand new high performance pump featuring class leading energy to air ratio (E-T-A) .

Suitable for aquariums up to 1700 lts (375 U.K gallons)

For over 20 years Deltec GMBH have worked hard to develop the best specialist marine aquarium equipment available on the market and are known throughout the world for the high performance and quality of their protein skimmers. When their patent on the Deltec Pinwheel ran out it opened the market for other people to copy their ideas and to produce pinwheels of their own but without the 20+ years of experience and development that had gone into the Deltec products.

The next generation of Deltec skimmers is shortly to hit the market and this time Deltec have developed their own design of pump and spent months getting the right amount of air for the lowest possible power consumption

This has allowed Deltec to set new standards in efficiency and to illustrate the difference they have introduced a new terminology, E-T-A Ratio (energy to air ratio), to allow comparison of Deltec products against others.

The new products have an E-T-A Ratio of around 60 to one and can produce 1500 lts of air per hour whilst using only 25W of power. Compare this with the current Deltec modified Eheim pumps, (already renound for their performance), which only produce 600 lts of air for 36W of power and you will understand why we are so excited.

The TC name describes the special Twin Chamber design of the bubble chamber which is patented and has the benefit of pressurising the pumps for higher performance and ensures that only unskimmed water passes through he pump rather than reskimming and reprocessing water in the chamber.

The new bubble plate design allows the height of the skimmers to be reduced compared with the current range to allow them to fit in a greater number of installations and cabinets. The primary use of the bubble chamber is to prevent turbulence from the skimmer body and neck as turbulence can pull waste loaded bubbles back into the water column causing a reduction in efficiency. The air to water ratio is so high that there is almost immediate reaction with the waste therefore there is no requirement for the tall reaction chambers found on some low air skimmers thus keeping the units compact.

Technical Data:

  • External Version - Deltec TC2060 - This stands for Twin Chamber, body diameter 200mm and total height 600mm
  • Significantly exceeds performance of AP701/AP851 (600 lts of air - 230V)
  • Total air produced - 1100- 1300 lts/hour
  • Power consumption - 19-22 watts.
  • footprint - 280mm by 330mm
  • Height under outlet pipe 281mm
  • Neck diameter 110mm
  • Tank Suitability 1400 lts heavy stocking 1700 lts normal stocking
  • Pipe connections 32mm in - 50mm out
  • Patented Twn Chamber bubble chamber
  • Remote drain of skimmer cup
  • Air silencer
  • Micro adjustable skimmer setting
  • High water flow through the skimmer 1400-2500 ltr/hr
  • Optional self cleaning system
  • New colour scheme
  • Can be gravity or pump fed (supply pump not supplied).



Experience Level: Intermediate


Changed three skimmers since got into this hobby. This one very reliable, easy to set up and easy to adjust.

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Experience Level: Expert

Great Skimmer

This thing out skims any other units Ive used to date including the Bubbleking delux 300, I have this on my 1000g system and since I installed it my nitrates have whent from 40ppm to undetectable in 30 days. Its worth the 3k in my eyes.

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Experience Level: Intermediate

Not Reliable

I purchased the TC3070 along with the self cleaning head. When the system is fully functional it works great but if a pump goes out you have better chances of winning the lottery then you do getting the pump to start back up. I consider the skimmer a complete loss because I can't count on it working in the event a pump is stopped for one reason or another.

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Experience Level: Intermediate

World Class Skimmer

This is a great skimmer! I hooked it up yesterday - it was very simple to hook up to my system. Took a few minutes to get the flow right from the pump, but water level adjustments are very precise and easy to do. This thing pulls in a crazy amount of air! And it is super quiet! The fan from my Coralife PC lighting is the only thing you can hear! I used an Eheim Compact+ 2000 pump on it. The build quality is top notch. But I guess you should expect all of this from such an expensive skimmer. I highly recommend it if you don't mind skipping a house payment!

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