AquaMaxx HOB-1 Hang-On-Back Protein Skimmer

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AquaMaxx *New Upgrades - Current models include an upgraded bubble plate, re-designed hang-on bracket, white-silicone drain elbow, and a larger collection cup as shown in the product photos.

The AquaMaxx Hang on Back Series I (HOB-1) protein skimmer features an incredibly responsive collection cup and an amazingly powerful submersible pump. It is rated up to 75 gallons in a design thin and light enough to be placed on a nano aquarium or other small saltwater aquarium.

The AquaMaxx HOB Series I protein skimmer removes organic waste from aquarium water. It creates a strong mix of small air bubbles and turbulent water movement to force protein, waste and other materials into a collection cup for easy removal.

AquaMaxx skimmers are computer-precision engineered and utilize the latest filtration technology to deliver the performance and value you are looking for in a protein skimmer.

EASE OF USE
AquaMaxx HOB Series I protein skimmers are easy to setup and maintain. Just move the collection cup up or down to adjust the foam level to wet or dry.

Maintenance is simple. A removable collection cup makes cleaning easy. 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 HOB Series I protein skimmer will help to ensure that success.

COMPACT DESIGN
AquaMaxx protein skimmers were designed from the ground up with the hobbyist in mind. AquaMaxx HOB Series I protein skimmers have the pump placed inside the skimmer itself to save space, reduce noise and improve efficiency.

All AquaMaxx protein skimmers are computer designed. Each unit is precision-cut and made of polished cell-cast acrylic.

PERFORMANCE
The AquaMaxx HOB Series I protein skimmer relies on a superbly crafted Italian Sicce Syncra 1.0 pump and AquaMaxx needlewheel impeller to vigorously remove waste from your fish or reef tank. Sicce pumps are well-regarded for their efficiency to move air and water. Combining these dynamic pumps with AquaMaxx protein skimmers saves users considerable energy.

Specifications:
  • Dimension : L 7.5 x W 3.5 x H 17 Inch
  • Pump(included): Shark 1.0
  • Pump power consumption: 11 Watts
  • Outlet size: 3/4 Inch
  • Minimum tank height 10-7/8"
  • Filtration Rating: up to 75 Gallons (light bioload) or 40 Gallons (heavy bioload)
  • Requires approximately 4" of clearance to remove collection cup.
  • Fits aquarium rims up to 3/4" thick.
AquaMaxx Bubble Stopper for HOB-1 Protein Skimmer - Easily attaches to the outlet of your AquaMaxx HOB-1 skimmer to eliminate unsightly micro-bubbles.

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.

*Please Note: Bubble Plate Set Screw (4) has been removed from late models and is no longer included on the skimmer or required for installation.




Product Manuals & Documentation

AquaMaxx HOB-1 Hang-On-Back Protein Skimmer

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

AquaMaxx HOB-1 Hang-On-Back Protein Skimmer

Additional Info 1 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.


Warranty

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.

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Will the HOB-1 work with the fusion 20 from IM?
The ghost skimmer cause to much water nosie.
Asked : Mar 20, 2017
By : Nacho, United States
 
 
 
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The AquaMaxx HOB-1 would work well in an Innovative Marine Fusion 20.
Answered : Mar 21, 2017
By : MD Tech
 
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Will skimmer work w/ Aquamaxx 22G long
Would this be good for the aquamaxx 22 G long aquarium? Would the glass thickness be okay to support this skimmer? The height I believe is 12 inches on the tank, but I know this skimmer is rated for 40G. Any other options?
Asked : Jan 29, 2017
By : Xxmalaboo, Sacramento
 
 
 
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The HOB-1 skimmer should work nicely on the 22 gallon long aquarium. The weight of the skimmer should not be a problem as the aquarium features thicker 8mm glass. As the skimmer will be over-sized, you may find that it will skim when there is a build-up of organics but may not skim if organic levels are low. This may make the skimmer seem inconsistent but is fine for the skimmer's operation.
Answered : Jan 30, 2017
By : MD Tech
 
 
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Excellent Skimmer for my JBJ 28G
PROS
Skim quality & contstruction
CONS
Can be loud if not properly mounted or output not submerged
REVIEW
I have had this for over a year now with great results. Clean every other month with no problems with parts. Skims great compared to the JBJ and other lower quality skimmers around.
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Aquamaxx HOB-1 Review
PROS
Easy assembly and use. Great bubble action. Overflow protection.
CONS
Some salt spray from air vent on output tube getting on my glass cover. Going to try adding a taller PVC piece to stop this. But no big deal.
REVIEW
I have to agree with all the reviewers who said "WOW"! This skimmer is unbelievable. After reading the reviews and watching YouTube videos I did my setup with no problems.
1. Soaked all parts in white vinegar water for 2 hours and rinsed well.
2. Set up easily and turned on. I used the met...Read More
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aquamaxx hob1
PROS
best skimmer i have used.
CONS
some assembly required
REVIEW
bought this for my nano cube 28, its a perfect fit in the return pump chamber!!! it only took about 5 days to break and its so quiet you can't hear it over the fans for the lighting. I'm very impressed with this and would highly recommend this for any tank you want to keep clean.
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5.0
Workhorse

PROS
Quality product, reliable, easy to clean/maintain, workhorse!
CONS
None
REVIEW
I have this unit on my 54 gallon corner bowfront tank with no sump and it's a workhorse! It skims the water and keeps it crystal clear! Couldn't imagine having my tank in as good of shape without this unit!
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Outstanding performance

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Best skimmer I have ever owned.
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one year still going strong!

PROS
fits aio tanks without sacrificing performance
CONS
price
REVIEW
This skimmer fits my nanocube 24 gallon tank perfect. I performance but still had to fit the all in one footprint. Works great
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COOLEST Chamber

PROS
effective
CONS
none
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Love the design in the chamber produces great dark skim mate
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