Product: Deltec MCE 600
The MCE600 is the latest Skimmer to be released by Deltec 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.
||Can be used either as an external hang on skimmer directly onto the aquarium or sump or even inside a sump. This skimmer does not require any form of feed pump and produces 300 litres of air per hour at the venturi.
||L 260 x W 180 x H 500 (width includes pipework)
||Normal Stocking 700 Litres (155 gallons) High Stocking 450 Liters (100 gallons)
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 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.