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    MACNA XXI : New Deltec TC & SC Skimmers

    For the first time in North America, Deltec showed off their new TC and SC line of skimmers that feature a bundle of new Deltec features–namely the OEM AquaBee / Deltec 5000 Deltec Pump, enlarged neck and air silencer. The external TC line is unique in that it recirculates in a chamber directly below the […]

    Deltec-SC-2560-Skimmer

    For the first time in North America, Deltec showed off their new TC and SC line of skimmers that feature a bundle of new Deltec features–namely the OEM AquaBee / Deltec 5000 Deltec Pump, enlarged neck and air silencer.

    Deltec TC 3070

    The external TC line is unique in that it recirculates in a chamber directly below the bubble plate. This has a pressurizing effect from the feed into the skimmer, which helps reduce the back pressure put on the pumps. For normal flow applications the pressure is non-existent, but because air is being drawn into the pump from outside of the skimmer, the height of the water inside skimmer can reduce air intake levels. These heavily modified AB5000 pumps are capable of pulling 1,500 lph at 25w–and we can attest to their quiet operation.

    Deltec-SC-Skimmer

    The internal SC line features a “sump saver” design with the AB / Deltec 5000 pumps mounted inside the skimmer body injecting into the skimmer. We were curious as to how Deltec designed this because the bubble plated is not sealed like most and a pump injecting straight upwards would create plenty of turbulence.

    The Deltec TC and SC bubble plates featuresa perforated “lid”, with open gaps on the side of the chamber. To reduce turbulence out of the pump, Deltec attached a length of tube to the output–but it’s capped, with slotted vents along the sides for a diffuse output of air and water. Also notice the distance the venturi is from the actual pump intake.

    The TC and SC 2060, 2560, and 3070 are leaps for Deltec, but compared to what has been available on the market and their pricing…they may have arrived a bit too late to the party. We’ll have to see, Deltec fans are tried and true.

    5 Comments

    1. October 1, 2009 at 7:11 AM | Permalink

      Nice! If my Deltec Ap851 skimmer ever dies this will be next on my list. Deltec makes suburb skimmers!

    2. Charis adams
      October 1, 2009 at 2:00 PM | Permalink

      once upon a time – Deltec rules but no more.
      The king is naked

      Those pretty buzzfull new skimmers
      Too weak
      Too late
      Too expensive

      ATB , BK and even Octopus cone making a better job for better price.

      I didn’t see some important details
      What about the water draw of the pump for example ?
      only air draw is important ?

    3. reef
      October 2, 2009 at 7:07 AM | Permalink

      Octopus cone ?? hahaha, all they do is copy.

    4. Charis adams
      October 2, 2009 at 7:36 AM | Permalink

      @reef
      and Deltec ?
      did they copy most of the ideas ?
      the only new thing is the pump (and Octopus also have new pump)

      Today most of the skimmers are “copy”
      I am not sure that “copy” is the right word

      evolution is a better word for the great skimmers
      for example – I don’t think RE vertex is a copy or ATB
      RE have it’s own R&D they took some of ATB ideas and change it a bit.
      Some of the companies have R&D and some don’t.

      for example if you see diffrent skimmers with different size that use the same pump , for me it shows that there was no thinking building those skimmeres
      for example Super octopus 5000 and 6000 .

    5. Nicholas Sadaka
      October 2, 2009 at 11:34 AM | Permalink

      Any word on pricing?

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