2) Product Details
• Highly efficient cylinder shape
• Safe by newly developed emergency overflow with water level indicator
• Whisper quiet through a new hollow chamber floor
• Extremely low power consumption
• Quick and easy removal of the pump
• Variable adjustable pump
3) Product description in detail
Deltec skimmers are characterized by particularly good skimming results. The Deltec Skimmer 400i
has a newly developed emergency overflow. This prevents the "overcooking" of the skimmer when
the water level in the skimmer rises. This can happen, for example, by discontinuing the conveyor
pump and by adding additional water to the filter sump. But even if there are problems with the air
supply, e.g. by bending the silicone hose or foreign body in the air intake line, the water level
increases. This can cause the skimmer to "boil over" and the water rises so high that it is pressed into
the foam pot and the broth is rinsed back into the aquarium. This leads to an extreme load of water.
Due to the emergency made by Deltec this is prevented and thus the aquarium protected from
Emergency overflow pipe & regulator pipe
The water level in the skimmer can be read off at the emergency overflow pipe. In addition, the
minimum and maximum markings help to optimize the water level. By the possibility to exchange the
emergency overflow pipe with the regulator pipe, the user has the possibility to decide how the
pipes are arranged.
The Deltec Skimmer 400i is operated with the Deltec pump DCC 1. This 24V DC pump can be
controlled via a ten-stage controller and can be optimally adjusted to the water level and the water
load. On the (for most aquariums) optimal level 7, with only 5 – 12 watts about 300 liters of air are
generated. The maximum are 450 litre per hour air.
The Ergonomic Cylinder Shape
Thanks to the ergonomic cylinder shape, the Deltec Skimmer 400i achieves the best results with
skimming. The shape of the skimmer does not taper upwards. This allows the small air bubbles to rise
unhindered, are fully saturated and burst only in the riser of the foam pot. From there, the collected
broth can be discharged via a drain hose without having to take the foam pot down.
Hollow Chamber Floor
An additional innovation of the Deltec Skimmer 400i is the hollow chamber floor. This helps to
dampen the noise still further, whereby the already quiet Deltec Skimmer 400i is called "whisper
quiet". In addition, the water flows back through the hollow chamber floor. The water is fed at the
lowest possible point out of the skimmer, as a result of which almost no air bubbles can flow into the
Dismantling, Dimensions & Construction
The regular cleaning of the pump is very easy thanks to the simple and fast dismantling of the
skimmer. Deltec Skimmer 400i can be mounted and disassembled without tools. Our tests have
shown that the pump can be removed from the skimmer in less than 20 seconds.
The dimensions of our skimmer are chosen so that they can be placed comfortably in their filter
basin. Due to the high volume of the cylinder shape, a small base area is sufficient. You can operate
the Deltec Skimmer 400i variably in 15cm to 25cm water depth.