Deltec 6000i Internal Protein Skimmer


  • Model:  PSDD-6000i

Deltec 6000i Internal Protein Skimmer

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: This Deltec 6000i Internal Protein Skimmer offers a neat compact design containing numerous features, including toolless disassembly, making them easy to use and maintain. The internal design reduces turbulance giving optimum conditions for the bubbles to fully saturate with organics. Combined with the classic cylinder body and wide neck the Deltec internal skimmers maximize performance.
• Aquarium size 3000 to 6000 liters
• Dimensions (LxWxH) 36 x 32 x 66 cm
• 2 x Deltec DCC 5 24V DC pump
• 2 x 10 stage pump controller
• 300mm body diameter
• 180mm neck diameter
• Power consumption 23 - 43 watts x 2
• Maximum 3800 lph air intake
• For sumps with 18 to 26cm water depth ?

Product Features
• Highly efficient cylinder shape
• Extremely low power consumption
• Whisper quiet operation
• Micro water level adjuster
• Skimmer Cup Drain
• Toolless maintenance
• Quick and easy pump removal
• Pump feed / pause button
• Automatic cup cleaning system available.
• Hand built in Germany

The Deltec 6000i protein skimmer is operated with two of the 24V Deltec DCC 5 pumps that can be electronically adjusted with the included ten stage controllers. 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 DCC 5 pumps can generate 1900 liters per hour of air each using only 43w of power.

Ergonomic cylinder shape
Thanks to the ergonomic cylinder body shape, the Deltec 6000i 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.

Internal body design
The body design includes two internal diffusers to ensure minimum turbulance in the body. The first is on the outlet of the pump to disperse direct water flow from the pump and the second difusser plate dampens strong water movement, as the air/water mix is released in to the body. This allows the fine bubbles to rise slowly undisturbed in the main reaction chamber maximising the contact with organics without restricting the power of the pumps.

The DCC5 DC pumps are suspended from the seporator plate in the body to reduce the chance of vibration transmission and therefore reduce noice.

Toolless maintenance
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.


How is my order shipped and what does it cost?

Orders are shipped either by Courier [currently FedEX Ground] or Postal Service --- the choice is yours!

For delivery by Courier, you pay the actual charges based on a 1 kG package [2.2 lbs] shipped via ground service, plus a nominal $1.00 service charge to cover the cost of insurance and packing materials. We pay any additional charges.

For Postal Service (your best value), shipping on orders under $50.00 is $11.95 to most locations in Canada, with the Exceptions noted below. For orders between $50.00 and $100.00 the rate is $7.95, for orders between $100.00 and $200.00 the rate is just $4.95 and for orders over $200.00 shipping is FREE. The more you order the more you save! The delivery standard for this service is between 1 to 7 business days between all major centers.

NOTE: Additional Shipping Charges apply to orders being shipped to the NWT, YK, NU and some rural or remote locations in Canada as well as on over sized or heavy items indicated by the or - Additional Shipping Item symbols.

The flat rate shipping cost used as well as our contribution towards that cost, is usually sufficient to cover the cost of shipping however if you are located in a remote or air stage area, additional shippings charges may apply. In those circumstances we'll contact you regarding any addtional cost so you can decide whether to proceed with your order or not. Otherwise we'll just get the order in its way to you.

When will my order be shipped?

On weekdays, in-stock merchandise is shipped the same day if received by 2:00 pm EST. Orders received after that, or on weekends or holidays, are shipped the next business day.

Do you ship to the US or to other International destinations?

Currently we are only shipping within Canada.


What if I want to return an item?

Should you find it necessary to return an item, please call us first. All returns should be properly packaged to avoid damage and should include all original boxes and paperwork to receive a refund, replacement or credit. Shipping fees are not refundable, unless, of course, you are returning defective merchandise or merchandise we sent in error.

What do I do if a product breaks or doesn't preform as promised?

Keep all warranties and owner's manuals you receive with your merchandise. In the event an item becomes defective or just doesn't live up to your expectations, please refer to the warranty information you received for proper handling procedures.