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View Full Version : Deltec AP 851 worth buying!?


Huma Huma6
09/10/2017, 01:05 AM
When I first started keeping saltwater these were one of the best skimmers on the market. I know it's old school but I can get one for next to nothing. Anyone have any experience with this skimmer? It would be used on my 180 gallon FOWLR that I'm slowly setting up. Thanks

Mr. Brooks
09/10/2017, 01:31 AM
Absolutely nothing wrong with them. Awesome skimmers. Your only potential issue is getting replacement pumps/parts. Not sure how easy they are to come by.

Big E
09/10/2017, 03:33 AM
The old Deltec recirc skimmer line are great performers..........better than 90% of the skimmers out ther now.

The issue is replacement parts are insanely expensive. I'm sure availability is scarce as well.

The ehiem pump uses more watts than the current line of skimmers available today, so that's also a consideration.