The Deltec 7i is a new hot rod protein skimmer using the closest thing we have to a supercar water pump, the Abyzz. This particular needle wheel skimmer body sports all black accents to match the Abyzz A200, even the normally orange power cord has been made black to complete the ‘murdered out’ look.
Besides the use of the spendy Abyzz A200 water pump Deltec played it pretty safe with the rest of the design; the collection cup, diffuser plate and water level control will all be very familiar to current users of the Deltec protein skimmer line.
The one innovative feature that really stands out as far as the protein skimmer is concerned is the inclusion of Deltec’s novel overflow prevention system. This feature should come in super handy because although the Abyzz draws a modest 3,000 lph of air, it does so while mixing in 7,000 liters of air per hour. This is quite remarkable for a skimmer of this type considering there is over 65cm of water column for the air and water mixture to have long contact time.
This is the first Abyzz powered protein skimmer we’ve seen since Schuran supersized the classic Berlin skimmer design back in 2014. By now you should expect the Deltec & Abyzz collaboration will not come cheap, but for $3999 you’ll get a very unique protein skimmer that packs a ton of power and performance into a tiny package.