Deltec’s been making fairly a renewed push into the superior aquarium gear market this previous yr and the Fleece Filter is the most recent addition to their catalog of innovation. We spied a number of particulars about Deltec’s Computerized filter roll machine again in April however at MACNA in Orlando we obtained to understand these finely crafted machines in particular person.
The very first thing that stands out about Deltec’s VF4000 and VF6000 auto filter roll fashions is how sturdily they’re constructed; utilizing acrylic is okay for a lot of completely different aquarium merchandise however the PVC that Deltec makes use of will maintain up a lot better to the forces and stress that the motor can generate when it advances extra fleece filter materials.
Additionally, whereas there’s so much taking place on the high of Deltec’s fleece filters the complete machine tapers on the base to a surprisingly small footprint. The bottom of Deltec’s fleece filters is widened to permit the machine to face up freely however there’s actually some potential to make the auto filter roll grasp on the aspect of a sump for a fair smaller footprint.
Lastly the final fascinating element we may glean from simply them, earlier than we get one to check out, is the retention bar on the backside of the filter materials’s path. This bar is held in by a mix of magnets and sliding right into a locked place, making its elimination with one hand fairly easy, and it ought to translate into very fast and straightforward alternative of the filter rolls.
Now we have extra specs in our earlier article on the Deltec Fleece Filters however at MACNA we lastly obtained official pricing on these German computerized filter rolls. The Deltec VF4000 is rated for round 1,000 gallons per hour and priced at $699 whereas the Deltec VF6000 is rated for 1,500 gallons per hour and priced at $799. It’s exhausting to inform how properly these new auto filter rolls evaluate to others already available on the market, particularly how lengthy the rolls will final, the actual life movement price they will comfortably deal with and the way simply the filter roll is changed, nevertheless it shouldn’t be too lengthy till Deltec USA begins distributing these across the nation.