Deltec 1500i Internal Protein Skimmer
Deltec have been a market leader in specialist marine equipment for over 25 years.
These new internal protein skimmers continue their long history of German hand built, high efficiency protein skimmers. They have used their experience to introduce many innovations in skimmer technology over the years, pushing the boundaries of performance and efficiency.
This new range of sump mounted protein skimmers offer a neat compact design containing numerous features, including toolless disassembly, making them easy to use and maintain. They also include a unique safety feature that automatically shuts off the air input if the water level inside the skimmer rises, preventing the skimmer cup from flooding.
The footplate design offers a new approach to water flow inside the skimmer giving better contact time between the air/water mixture without increasing the overall height of the skimmer. This also reduces the chance of micro bubbles escaping into the aquarium and reduces turbulence in the body. Combined with the classic cylinder body the Deltec internal skimmers maximize performance.
• Highly efficient cylinder shape
• Emergency overflow with water level indicator
• Hollow footplate design
• Extremely low power consumption
• Whisper quiet operation
• Micro water level adjuster
• Toolless maintenance
• Interchangeable overflow and regulator pipes
• Quick and easy pump removal
• Pump feed / pause button
• Optional automatic and manual cleaning heads available
• Hand built in Germany
• Aquarium size 1000 to 1500 litres
• Dimensions (LxWxH) 27 x 18.5 x 56.5 cm
• Deltec DCC 3 24V DC pump
• 10 stage pump controller
• 160mm body diameter
• 110mm neck diameter
• Power consumption 10 - 28 watts
• Maximum 1200 lph air intake
• For sumps with 16 - 26 cm water depth
Deltec protein skimmers have a newly developed emergency overflow system.
This prevents the collection cup overflowing if the water level in the protein skimmer rises due to the sump water level suddenly increasing, or the air intake becoming blocked. If the water level within the body of the protein skimmer becomes too high the air feed will be automatically shut off via the emergency overflow and excess water can escape, preventing the cup from flooding.
The water level within the protein skimmer can easily be seen in the emergency overflow pipe. In addition, minimum and maximum markings are clearly shown to help optimize the water level inside the unit.
The new flexible design of the Deltec internal protein skimmers also allows the overflow and regulator pipe to be swapped to suit individual setups.
This feature allows water to exit the protein skimmer body through a void within the footplate before flowing through into the integrated level adjustment tube and emergency overflow tube. This new design feature means that water will exit the protein skimmer body at the lowest point greatly reducing the chance of micro bubbles escaping, increasing air - water contact time and also reducing noise and turbulence within the protein skimmer body.
Thanks to the ergonomic cylinder body shape, the Deltec 1500i protein skimmer ensures the best skimming results.
The shape of the skimmer does not taper or narrow towards the top. This results in the small air bubbles being able to rise unhindered, allowing them to become fully saturated with organics, only bursting in the riser tube inside the collection cup.
This body design also allows for the footprint of the protein skimmer to be as compact as possible allowing it to be neatly installed in most sumps.
The Deltec 1500i protein skimmer is operated with the 24V Deltec DCC 3 pump that can be electronically adjusted with the included ten stage controller. This allows the water flow and air input to be optimised to the specific requirements of the aquarium.
The pump can be slowed to allow a longer dwell time inside the unit for lightly stocked aquariums or increased to suit well stocked aquariums.
The DCC3 pump can generate 1200 liters per hour of air using only 28w of power.
Due to waste accumulation and calcium carbonate build up protein skimmers need to be cleaned periodically to maintain peak performance.
Deltec have incorporated a quick toolless system for dismantling the skimmer and removing the pump. In tests Deltec have been able to remove a pump for cleaning in less than 20 seconds.
The skimmer body can be fully dismantled easily and quickly to allow for easy maintenance, less time spent maintaining equipment and more time to enjoy your aquarium.
The sensor on the DDATO has different light colours and patterns to warn of faults or show its status.
Flashing blue and red LED. The unit has been powered on and it is going through its startup process.
Flashing blue LED. A low water level has been detected and the top up unit is operating the pump to refill with fresh water.
Short intermitting blinking blue LED. The waterlevel is above the failsafe sensor and the unit has been temporarily deactivated. When the water level returns to below the emergncy sensor the unit will return to normal operation. The failsafe sensor can be activated after each top up on nano aquariums, this is normal and no action needs to be taken.
Solid Blue LED. The top up unit is in normal standby mode.
Flashing red LED. Alarm mode has been activated. The unit has detected an issue and or the freshwater reservoir is empty.
A red light on the sensor can indicate one of these things.
The sensor's inbuilt emergency shut-off timer has been activated
When the unit performs its first top-up after being powered on it will store the time taken in its memory. If for any reason the top-up unit is activated for longer than 6 times this the sensor will assume there is a problem or that the freshwater reservoir is empty, shut down and show the red warning light.
Corrective action to set the ATO back into normal operation mode and clear the alarm status, power the unit down from the mains plug socket for a few seconds and then power it back up. The sensor should flash red/blue a few times as it reinitialises and then returns to normal operation mode with a solid blue status light.
The sensor is detecting a fault with the ATO pump.
If the pump cannot run the sensor may go into alarm mode and turn off power to the pump. If this is the situation you will notice that when the top-up activates the pump will not turn on and the status light will immediately show red and not flash blue until time out occurs.
Corrective action:_Disconnect the unit from mains power, check that the connector where the power lead and pump plug-in has not become wet and that the impellor in the pump is clean and free to move.
The freshwater reservoir is empty or the sensor is impaired
No water in the reservoir or microbubbles in the water are causing issues with the sensor detecting the water level. Check that the sensor is not in an area where it is subject to small bubbles, eg near the outlet from a skimmer.
Corrective action: If this has occurred check that the sensor is clean, the impellor in the pump is clean and free to move, the freshwater reservoir is not empty, and there is nothing that could be causing the sump water level to fall unexpectedly.
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