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AquaMaxx ConeS In-Sump Protein Skimmer

AquaMaxx ConeS In-Sump Protein Skimmer

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AquaMaxx ConeS In-Sump Protein Skimmer

AquaMaxx ConeS Series In-Sump Protein Skimmers 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. The AquaMaxx ConeS Series is rated for aquariums 175-500 gallons yet are small enough to be concealed in a sump underneath your aquarium.

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 ConeS Series 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. They also have compact footprints to make installation as easy as possible.

AquaMaxx ConeS Skimmers feature custom Italian-made Sicce pumps with special needle wheel impellers 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.

AquaMaxx Cone-Series Protein Skimmers are 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.

  • Volume Rating: 175 Gallons
  • Footprint: 6.3" x 8.7”
  • Height: 19.7”
  • Chamber diameter: 5”
  • Outlet size: 1” Quick-Precise adjustment valve
  • Pump (included): Modified Sicce 1.5
  • Water Flow Rate: 1800 l/Hr
  • Air Intake: 360 l/Hr
  • Pump power consumption: 16 watts
  • Recommended Water Leve: 9.5”
  • Requires approximately 1/2" of clearance to remove collection cup.
  • *Do not over tighten collection cup as damage may result.
  • Efficient, durable and reliable
  • Simple to set up and operate
  • Cell-cast acrylic construction
  • SCH80 fittings
  • Quick-Precise adjustment valve allows fast precision tuning of the skimmer water level to control wet/dry foam production
  • ShockMaxx rubber feet isolate noise and reduce vibration.
  • Italian-Made Sicce needle-wheel pump produces optimum bubble size for high-efficiency protein skimming.
  • Buffer chamber maximizes contact time allowing skimmate to move smoothly into the collection cup.
Model Item # Tank Size
Height FootPrint Pump Chamber
CO-1 UJ00154 175 Gal 19.7" 6.3" x 8.7” Sicce 1.5 5"
CO-2 UJ00155 350 Gal 22.1" 7.5" x 15” Sicce 2.0 6"
CO-3 UJ00156 500 Gal 22.9" 12.6" x 14.6” Sicce 3.0 8"
All AquaMaxx products are backed by MarineDepot.com’s 60-day return policy and carry one-year manufacturer warranties. 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 Limited Manufacturer Warranty
AquaMaxx will warrant all AquaMaxx products to be free from manufacturing defects for one year from the original purchase date when purchased through an authorized AquaMaxx retailer. This warranty does not cover any damages caused by misuse, neglect, alterations or improper handling/transport/maintenance/installation. AquaMaxx does not cover personal injury, personal loss, or other damages associated with the use of these products.

AquaMaxx ConeS In-Sump Protein Skimmer Reviews

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Amazing skimmer!

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 12/12/2014 from Goleta, CA UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: I love this skimmer. I have had it for a couple weeks now. I found it fairly easy to assemble save for the air restrictor part (it took me a couple min to figure out how it worked). This skimmer so so quite! I love it. It is very compact but you got a lot of bang for your buck here. I originally had it sitting in 8.75'' of water and found that the skimmer was a little too dry. I have it placed in 9.5'' of water now and it seems better. I am getting a lot of crud in the neck and a light green tea in the cup right now. I prefer a fairly dry skim so it will take some more time to adjust. Break in only took a few hours before the skimmer was producing some nice foam. I would definitely recommend this skimmer to anyone!

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Great skimmer

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 12/9/2014 from Aurora, CO UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: Owned ConeS CO-3 for 8-9 months now and love it. Pros: Consistent performer. Once set, fills the cup with nasty skimmate every three days. Super easy to clean, and performs best when cup and neck are cleaned weekly. Great build quality for the price point. Can't do much better than this. Cons: Goes crazy with watery skimmate when chems are added, or if you stir up anything in the sump (like when you're doing a water change). It's best just to separate the cup from the body for an hour or two when this happens. Humming noise; even with the rubber feet, still makes vibration noise. Same noise as EV180 with Eheim 1262 Pump.

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Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 9/29/2014 from LARGO, FL UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: I feel that this a a well made skimmer. The skimmer works well. My only complaint is the little straw that comes off the collection cup can come off and dump the contents on to the floor or back into the sump. Yes, this did happen to me.

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State of the Art value

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 7/5/2014 from ARROYO GRANDE, CA UNITED STATE
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Was already shocked by the cone 2, cone 3 but this is even more impressive. The effluent is way more concentrated near black. And the related performance is a steal for the money. I use it on an 180 reef. Some of the fish are almost 15 years old. This new design is no hype

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great product!

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 7/4/2014 from Belchertown, MA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: i have had a aquamaxx skimmer before, and this one doesn't disappoint, extremely quiet and the coneS-2 started working after 8 hours pulling out gunk. love there products there so well made. i replaced my red sea c-skim 1800 that came with my s-650 175 gallon reef. it was noisy and didn't seem to pull out as much as it should.

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Aquamaxx ConeS 3

Reviewers Rating Great

Posted: 12/9/2013 from WOODLAND HILLS, CA UNITED STAT
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: the skimmer works exactly as advertised, and is very easy to set up and get going quickly my only negative is that when you twist the cup at the top to clean every couple days the pump which is attached by a small rubber hose disconnects and is a pain to reconnect other than that, i really like how well it works

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Best in Class !!!

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 9/30/2013 from CORAL SPRINGS, FL UNITED STATE
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: This skimmer is amazing (CO-3) !!! Short of paying $1400 for a vertex alpha, this is the best skimmer I have ever used. The sicce pump is dead silent, which was must for the wife. It produces the most fine bubbles ever and for such a large skimmer, the footprint is surprisingly small. Skimmer is very easy to take apart and maintenance, huge plus. Could not be happier with this purchase

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AquaMaxx clone 3

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 8/14/2013 from SINTON, TX UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Has been up and running for a few days now. Still adjusting but that's to be expected. Very quiet lots of junk in the cup and thats what I want. I am very satisfied with the clone 3.

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Great Skimmer. CO-2

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 7/31/2013 from SAN JOSE, CA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I previously had a Deltec APF600 on my 180 plus 50 gallons in the sump. That skimmer did great but this one seems to be pulling out more faster than my old one. Very quiet. I also run a CO2 scrubber on my skimmer inlet and was getting to about 8.07 daily with my old skimmer. Within two days, i'm now getting up to about 8.14 or so. Seems to me i'm getting quite a bit more air into the system. Not a huge fan of having the pump on the CO-2 off to the side but that being said it does save on height which helped me fit this into my cabinet.

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Cones CO-1 and CO-3

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 7/26/2013 from SAN JOSE, CA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I love my Aquamaxx Cones Co-1 protein skimmer so much that I ended up ordering the CO-3 yesterday for my office tank. All I got to say is this skimmer is top notch! Build quality is just WOW! Skimming like a true workhorse champ! Sicce pump is very quiet can't hear a DAMN thing and maximize efficiency too! This beast literally put my previous high end three times the price protein skimmer to shame! Can't wait to get my CO-3!!!

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