When we previously reported the initial spy photo details way back in April we were scarce on deets for the new Deltec skimmer line, however the floodgates have opened and Deltec has revealed all about their upcoming hot iPod white protein skimmer.Â Using Deltec’s new pump which some have guessed to be an aquabee (but we can’t confirm) the pump has a heavily modified voulte for increased airflow.Â The Deltec TC 2560 is a hefty skimmer that will take a good amount of room up in your sump with a overal footprint of 330×450 mm (12.9″x17.7″). The biggest development with this new skimmer line and the new deltec protein skimmer is the air watt to air ratio of 1:60, which is just astounding.Â Hit the read more link for all the details and more pictures.
Update: Europe will get these in June of this year, the states will be about 6 months after that.
The new Deltec â€œTC skimmer system is expected to be available in Europe by June 09 and offers considerable advantages over conventional protein skimmers.
The Deltec TC skimmer range features a unique, patented twin chamber system which in combination with the new Deltec skimmer pump offers a number of advantages:
The Deltec TC system allows extremely high water flow through the skimmer without causing turbulence. Turbulent flow in the riser tube can draw waste back into the water column and reduce efficiency.
The Deltec TC system pressurizes the suction side of the skimmer pump increasing pump performance.
With the Deltec TC system only untreated water is fed into the skimmer pump, which increases the skimmer efficiency and skimmate output. With other systems the skimmer pump processes a large proportion of already skimmed water.
New high energy efficient Deltec skimmer pump with unparalleled E-T-A ratio (energy to air ratio).
The new Deltec skimmer pump has an E-T-A ratio of 1 to 60, i.e. for every Watt of power the pump produces 60 litres of air per hour â€“ 3 times the ratio of the current Deltec Eheim pump.
The new pumps are currently only available for the larger Deltec skimmers but a smaller pump is also planned to allow them to be fitted to the other Deltec products in the future.
Model Deltec TC2560
body diameter 250 mm (9.8 inches)
inner diameter skimmer cup 140 mm (5.5 inches)
height 600 mm (23.6 inches)
footprint 330×450 mm (12.9″x17.7″)
power consumption 25 Watt (230V Model for Europe only)
air 1500 l/hour* (230V model**)
*expected to be higher on actual production pumps â€“ figures from hand made prototype
**110V models will have higher air flow.
* remote drain of skimmer cup
* In sump versions available
* air silencer
* micro adjustable water height setting
* optional self cleaning system
* max. water flow through the skimmer 3500 l/hour
Suitable for aquarium of up to
Light stocking 2200 litres (581 gallons)
Normal stocking 1800 litresÂ (475 gallons)
You can read more information over at DD’s aquarium website.