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AquaMaxx ConeS Q-2 In-Sump Protein Skimmer

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AquaMaxx has launched the brand new Q series of ConeS Protein Skimmers!

Q series protein skimmers easily fit in most space-limited installations and supply powerful filtration. Newly designed hybrid-cone body stabilizes and concentrates the organic rich foam as it rises! Micro-adjustable valve provides precise control, and allows cleaned water to exit the skimmer chamber at its base where it is less bubble.

AquaMaxx has a dedicated R&D team with more than 10 years experience designing high-performance, high-quality yet affordable protein skimmers. Moreover, AquaMaxx skimmers are engineered with computer-precision and are outfitted with the latest filtration innovations.

The new ConeS Q-Series protein skimmers are made with new and efficient bubble chambers similar to ones found on our popular ConeS CO-Series. The bubble plate in conjunction with the custom diffusers are designed to efficiently mix air and water. More importantly, random twirling and turbulent flow is eliminated. A stable laminar flow is created inside the skimmer`s reaction chamber and maximizes the efficiency of the skimmer like no other design!

HIGH PERFORMANCE
AquaMaxx ConeS Skimmers feature high-quality Italian-made Sicce pumps. Each Sicce pump motor block is then modified and fitted with proprietary AquaMaxx needle wheel impellers. With the precise modifications and upgrades, performance is boosted much beyond that of a stock pump. The upgraded AquaMaxx ‘Shark’ pump is capable of drawing in significantly more air and chops them up to the optimum bubble size for protein extraction. These pump and protein skimmer combinations deliver unprecedented performance and reliability. Accumulated protein and organics 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
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.

FEATURES

  • Modified and upgraded Italian Sicce needle-wheel pump produces optimum bubble size for high-efficiency protein skimming
  • Cone body extends through the collection cup to easy bubble transition and maximize skimmer efficiency
  • Efficient, durable and reliable
  • Simple to set up and operate
  • Cell-cast acrylic construction
  • ShockMaxx rubber feet isolate noise and reduce vibration
  • New outlet design minimizes footprint, reduces skimmer height and allows for fine-tuning
  • Exclusive collection cup design with a handle that allows you to easy hold and transport the collection cup for cleaning
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Filtration Rating: up to 250 Gallons (light bioload) or 130 Gallons (heavy bioload)
  • Footprint: 6.7" x 9.5"
  • Pump: AquaMaxx SHARK 2.0 (modified and upgraded Sicce pump)
  • Pump power consumption: 22 Watts
  • Chamber Diameter: 6"
  • Height: 19.3"
  • Recommended Water Level: 8"
Specifications
Model Item # Tank Size Height FootPrint Pump Chamber
Diameter
ConeS Q-2 UJ00157 130-250 19.3" 6.7" x 9.5” Shark 2.0 6"
ConeS Q-3 UJ00158 240-420 19.7" 8.7" x 11.5" Shark 3.0 8"
ConeS Q-5 UJ45169 300-550 19.7" 10.7" x 13.4" Shark 6.0 10"


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.


Product Manuals & Documentation

AquaMaxx ConeS Q-2 In-Sump Protein Skimmer

Owner's Manual available for download in Adobe PDF file format

Manufacturer Info

AquaMaxx
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.


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Just installed my ConS Q-2 yesterday in a new tank and i can't get it to stop overflowing regardless of how low i turn the skimmer down. I have it sitting at the recommended 9
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Please do note the recommended water level for the Q-2 skimmer is 8". We would recommend raising the skimmer, open the outlet valve fully, allow the water/foam collected to drain back to your sump and allow the skimmer to break in for 2 weeks. Running activated carbon will help to reducing foaming. Here is an excellent guide/explanation on skimmer over-foaming: http://aquamaxxaquariums.com/troubleshooting/
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“There's a reason I have two aquamaxx skimmers”
4.5

Bought this after I saw success with the hang on the back version for my nanon tank. I would just first off say that this skimmer broke in in less than a day and it pulls out the darkest wet skim. Super clean and smart design. The bubble diffuser is an advancement in technology versus other smimmers...Read More

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“Aquamaxx ConeS Q5”
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I upgraded from the Q3 which is a fantastic skimmer but I have a super heavy bioload on a 300 gallon tank. I gave the Q5 a vinegar bath for 30 minutes and installed it in my sump. It began pulling stuff out within 30 min. This skimmer is a beast and also just as quiet as the Q3. I Waited several...Read More

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“Excellent Qseries 5”
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Loyal to Aquamaxx.small device but effects are tremendous, within four days the effects are noticeable. Quiet and fits right in my sump without readgustments for my 220 gallon tank.

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“Q-3”
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Received skimmer with a seam leak and pump mount crack. Marine depot resolved the issue. I like this skimmer, works great but "would not buy again". The replacement pump is a slightly modified Sicce3 called the shark3 which will cost you a Hefty $200 to replace if u can even find one. Aqu...Read More

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“great bang for tour buck”
5.0

I have been running this skimmer on my 150 (medium stock ) reef for about 1 1/12. I have to say this skimmer is a excellent value for your money,it produces a constant skim and was easy to dial in.i would recommend this product for the novice to the experience reefer.

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“Aquamaxx ConeS Q2”
5.0

Skimmer was shipped from Marine Depot quickly. Set up was easy. After running unit for a few hours in a vinegar bath into the sump it went. Took about five days for the skimmer to start producing skim mate. Working great now. I have it on a 93 gallon that's moderately stocked.

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“Good Skimmer”
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I think this skimmer works great. Better than my reef octopus. Collects a bunch of waste every day out of my tank. I would recommend it.

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