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AquaMaxx ConeS HOB Hang-On-Back Protein Skimmer

AquaMaxx ConeS HOB Hang-On-Back Protein Skimmer

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AquaMaxx ConeS HOB Hang-On-Back Protein Skimmer Information

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The latest AquaMaxx ConeS HOB Hang-On-Back Protein Skimmer takes all of the great features of the ConeS CO-1 skimmer and adapts them to a hang-on-back version. Now, you can get all the great performance of the ConeS CO-1 skimmer without needing a sump. It is rated up to 175 gallons in a design compact enough to be placed on a small or medium-size saltwater aquarium.

Conical Diffusers
AquaMaxx ConeS HOB Hang-On-Back Protein Skimmer efficiently remove organic waste from aquarium water. With an advance bubble chamber design that features numerous conical diffusers, the turbulence in the reaction chamber is reduced and a stable laminar flow is achieved to maximize efficiency and performance.

Achieve a Stable Laminar Flow and Maximize Efficiency!
In conjunction with the innovative bubble chamber, a powerful needle wheel pump generates optimally-sized air bubbles that force protein, waste and other materials through the hybrid cone body and into a collection cup for easy removal.

Computer-precision engineered and outfit with the latest filtration technology, AquaMaxx protein skimmers are engineered to deliver the performance and value you are looking for in a skimmer.

AquaMaxx Skimmers are built using a brilliantly polished cell-cast acrylic. They incorporate the high-end features hardcore hobbyists demand at a price everyone can afford. The ConeS Series is equipped with advanced bubble chambers, hybrid-cone bodies, air silencers and needle wheel impellers for maximum performance, efficiency and whisper quiet operation.

High Performance
The AquaMaxx ConeS HOB Hang-On-Back Protein Skimmer features a custom Italian-made Sicce pump with special needle wheel impeller to whip up large amounts of air with optimum bubble size. These pump and protein skimmer combinations deliver unprecedented performance and reliability. Aquarium waste will be vigorously removed from your tank so you can focus less on maintenance and more on enjoying your piece of the reef.

Superior Design
The AquaMaxx ConeS HOB Hang-On-Back Protein Skimmer is designed from the ground up with the hobbyist in mind. A built-in air intake silencer reduces noise for near-silent operation. The hybrid-cone design maximizes the size of the reaction chamber and to allow the skimmate to smoothly rise into the collection cup. The advanced Bubble Chamber decreases turbulence and produced a stable laminar flow: which improves bubble transition and boosts skimmer performance.

Ease of Use
AquaMaxx protein skimmers are easy to setup and maintain. To adjust the water level, simply rotate the reaction chamber.

Maintenance is simple. The collection cup can also be easily removed for cleaning with a simple twist. Plus, every AquaMaxx protein skimmer includes a drain fitting for hobbyists who want to setup a separate reservoir for skimmate.

Water quality and consistency is crucial to the success of a marine aquarium. An AquaMaxx protein skimmer will help to ensure that success.

  • Dimension : L 8.75" x W 5.5 x H 20 Inch
  • Pump(included): Shark 1.5
  • Pump power consumption: 16 Watts
  • Outlet size: 1 Inch
  • Minimum tank height 9"
  • Filtration Rating: up to 175 Gallons (light bioload) or 90 Gallons (heavy bioload)
  • Requires approximately 1" of clearance to remove collection cup.
  • Fits aquarium rims up to 3/4" thick
All of our products are backed by a 60-day return policy although the skimmers will also carry a 1-year manufacturer warranty from AquaMaxx. Each skimmer will include detailed instructions and diagrams to help hobbyists get up and running immediately.

Manufacturer Info

AquaMaxx is a Southern California-based aquarium supply company that entered the market in mid-2008 with a line of affordable metal halide bulbs. The brand quickly gained recognition as word spread about the high quality and low cost of their lamps. In 2009, AquaMaxx released a line of aquarium filter socks and, in early 2010, unveiled an assortment of high-performance protein skimmer accessories and upgrades.

AquaMaxx ConeS HOB Hang-On-Back Protein Skimmer Reviews

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Posted: 11/7/2015 from BOYLSTON, MA UNITED STATES
3.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I think this model performs the protein skimming function well. However, I dock it one star for the very poor assembly instructions noted by other reviewers. More importantly, I dock it a second star because there is a loud rattling, reverberating noise that I have been unable to eliminate. Does anyone know how to get rid of the rattling noise.

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It is a beast

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 10/4/2015 from PELHAM, NY UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I've had this skimmer on my 50 gallon 3ft mixed reef tank (ricordea, rhodactis, zoas, and lps) for 4 months now and it really is a cone skimmer in HOB style. There's little bio load in my system since there's only the cleanup crew and no fish yet (tang in quarantine soon to be released) but the skimmer has been pulling out dark tea to thick gunk since 1-1 1/2 wks of startup after my tank cycled (dry rock and sand with ammonia and bacteria in bottle). Only complaints so far are that the pump does make an audible hum and is not silent and micro bubbles are still present (probably should stick a sponge into the outlet pipe). In my system it did take 2 wks to really break in probably due to lack of bio load but my parameters (nitrate and phosphate) have been great so far with this skimmer- we'll see what happens when the fish go in but so far I'm impressed. Just make sure you have a lot of space to hang this thing!

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Buying a 2nd one

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 9/5/2015 from TAMPA, FL UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Beginner

Comments: Great skimmer. A Monster.

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This Skimmer is Beautiful

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 4/3/2015 from LITTLETON, CO UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: The previous reviewer said his O and C marks are not lined up with the arrows, you have to make sure you install the body of the skimmer with the arrow facing in the correct direction since it with work both ways. As for priming it, I found it pretty straight forward, you just fill it up and turn it on with the air intake pinched closed. Once it's running and broken in it pulls nice chunky dark skimmate.

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Does the job

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 11/21/2014 from APO, AP UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I purchased this because I have a juwel vision 450 and can't yet build up the courage to drill a $1500 glass tank for a sump, the assembly was a little confusing so I referenced the video which was great minus the last step putting on the top and collection cup, unlike the picture the arrow on mine does not point towards the O < > C display... I tried turning and and putting the top on different ways, and priming this pump was not an easy task I had water all over me and then because I didn't have the arrow indicator the first 3 times it did prime it immediately flooded the cup, now that it it setup I have to say its doing the best job I've seen thus far. I emptied the cup 3 times the first 2 days and now on day 3 i've got a 1/4 inch of skim mate its slowed down but that is just because it has done a great job of polishing the water off. I rate 4/5 just because the instructions, setup, arrow O - C indicator doesn't match up, and initial start up was slightly a pain hopefully that will encourage the manufacture Aquamaxx and marine depot to take a second look at the instruction manual but this is an amazing product.

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AquaMaxx ConeS HOB Hang-On-Bac

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 11/14/2014 from NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA UNITED STA
5.0 5
Experience Level: Beginner

Comments: Wow! For a beginner this protein skimmer works amazing. I love it! Easy to assemble and clean. Just one thing some of the parts seem really fragile and have to be careful not to over tighten the catch cup on top when putting it back on. I don't remember what it was called but other than that I'm very pleased.

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 11/14/2014 from Littleton, CO UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: First, Marine Depot is excellent I received the skimmer in four day's. After opening the box I found that the assembly instruction leave much to be desired, thankfully Marine Depot has a video that helps. Once you understand the assembly it is really easy to put together. This was purchased to replace a Remora Pro that was undersized for my 130 gallon tank. I highly recommend this skimmer. Once in the tank it began to work right away pulling some real nasty stuff out. My water looks better than it ever has. I beleive it will even help cut down on the frequency of my water changes from enery two weeks to at least every three or maybe even every four. I really can't say enough good thinks about it, I wish it was avaialable when I first started my tank 4 years ago. I could have saved some cash.

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 9/9/2014 from SAINT PETERSBURG, FL UNITED ST
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: What can I say? WOW! This amazing skimmer broke in within a few hours! This is, hands down, the best investment I've ever made with my aquarium. The ConeS is ULTRA quiet…the only sound I hear is the sound of water, NO pump sound at all! Going from a CPR Bakpak to this beast is really unfair to CPR, there's just no comparison. While the price was difficult to stomach…I have no doubt I'll have this skimmer for quite some time. If you're on the fence make the dive! You won't regret it!!

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Very happy with it!

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 9/3/2014 from BUDA, TX UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Measure your available space carefully...this skimmer is HUGE! It's too big for the back of the tank as I planned so its hanging on the side (5.5" is the depth of the box outside the tank). There was no break in period and adjustments are a breeze! Started a good skim right away and my 55 gallon reef was already being skimmed. I'm glad I purchased this one but it is really a big unit for a hang on back model.

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Great skimmer!

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 8/24/2014 from SEATTLE, WA UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Nice design overall. Quiet and efficient. Big step up in performance from other HOB skimmers. The only complaint I have is that the cup design makes it harder to clean than it really should be.

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