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AquaMaxx HOB-1 Hang-On-Back Protein Skimmer w/ Bubble Stopper

AquaMaxx HOB-1 Hang-On-Back Protein Skimmer w/ Bubble Stopper

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AquaMaxx HOB-1 Hang-On-Back Protein Skimmer w/ Bubble Stopper Information

*New Upgrades - Current models include an upgraded bubble plate, re-designed hang-on bracket, 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.

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.

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.

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.

  • 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.

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 HOB-1 Hang-On-Back Protein Skimmer w/ Bubble Stopper Reviews

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Aqua Maxx HOB 1 exterior skimm

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 2/19/2016 from DIAMOND BAR, CA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: I am pleasantly surprised with this hang on back skimmer. My other skimmers were always in the sump type skimmers and took up too much space in my size sump. A few minor adjustments has gotten rid of the micro and large bubbles. I would suggest this skimmer for anyone with a medium sized aquarium, up to 70 gallons.

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Great Skimmer

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Just got the skimmer and I am really impressed so far. I used the Marine Depot video to help setup and that made it easy. I replaced a BakPak 2 which seemed to work okay, it just had some issues...Noise and was inconsistent. I had this Aquamaxx up and running in minutes and the first thing I noticed was the noise level! It is so quite that it sounds like an entire different house. I have to say my fish even seem much calmer after a quite night of lights out for once. Skimmer is still breaking in a bit and the foam bubble outlet is well worth the purchase also. Thanks Marine Depot for the fast shipping and the awesome instruction videos!

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Great Skimmer!!!

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 7/13/2015 from LAKE WORTH, FL UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: Easy to prime and get running, have it on my 40 gal reef tank. Began skimming right away and very quite Love it...

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 3/31/2015 from WHEAT RIDGE, CO UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert

Comments: Skimmer works wonders!!!!

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Best HOB for money

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 2/12/2015 from WAUSAU, WI UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: This thing rocks! Busting out the bad out of my water! Love the attachment for tubing to separate overflow area.

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Aquamaxx Skimmer

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 1/14/2015 from Tustin, CA UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate

Comments: I completely agree with the previous review, the best Investment I have made and it prompted me to buy an AquaMax Media reactor as well to use on my 40 gal Reef tank with four fish, soft corals, clams and crabs.I inserted the discharge hose from my reactor into the skimmer tank thinking to improve the "place near skimmer" recommendation.Don't do it--it creates excess algae growth in the skimmer due I belive to the chemical reaction from the phosphate pellet medication effect. I love this combo, healthy specimens, almost perfect analyses on the water (RO/self made) Buy it, you'll love it!

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Great Skimmere

Reviewers Rating Excellent!

Posted: 1/10/2015 from CLOQUET, MN UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Beginner

Comments: Item arrived in perfect shape Jan 9, 2015 very well packaged. I like the blue tint it has as well as a large clear collection cup. This is a really well designed rugged looking skimmer. The only real problem I had was fitting it on the tank with enough room to clear the back section of glass on my tank. I have a 40 gal reef tank that has a 1/4 inch lip as well as a 1/2 inch outer band. The redesigned tank brace had to fit over both and it fit very snug. I had to push hard on the brace to clear it over both. Once over both, just tightened 2 screws and its not going anywhere. Now, the problem is that the output tube elbow will not clear the back end of the glass top. To fix this problem, I had to cut 1/2 inch off of the fixed outlet tube. Used a dremel tool with a cutting wheel. Now it fits albeit snug. Once I got the pump primed and flowing,I was amazed at the rapid intense swirling bubbles pushing crud up into the cup. The Bac Pac cannot even compare with this skimmer I like the idea of the large cup being clear so that you can see the stuff getting pushed up and it has an overflow on it that will dump it back into the intake side that has an opening for it if left too long or attach some tubing and direct it into a waste container. A bonus for this skimmer is that there are no gaskets to leak which was a problem with the Bav Pac skimmers I had. All connections are fitted connections. I began seeing immediate results watching the crud being steadily pushed up. I have about 2 inches of wet crud in the cup in a matter of 2 hrs. I had scraped off some stuff off of my tank walls before installing the new skimmer, so a lot of what I am seeing is this. I have 7 fish in my tank, including a large Hamlet so I wanted a better skimmer than what I had and this skimmer is perfect. It has a sircca pump I have been in the hobby since August and constantly striving for a healthy tank for my fish and soft corals. I endorse this skimmer if you can afford it.

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