AquaMaxx ConeS Q-2 In-Sump Protein Skimmer

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AquaMaxx 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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Over skimming my tank
I'm building an 85 gallon tank with a 25 gallon sump would this be to much skimmer. And could I operate it in 10 inches of water?
Asked : Mar 31, 2017
By : Nick, United States
 
 
 
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This skimmer would work fine for your aquarium. Given that it has a heavy bio load.
Answered : Apr 14, 2017
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Will this skimmer work properly at 7 inches submerged?
I have a custom refugium housing my current reef octopus...but i dont want to change my entire setup to accomodate the q2
Asked : Mar 01, 2017
By : Pete
 
 
 
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It may be fine since its just an inch off, but would definitely consider raising it if there are any skimming issues.
Answered : Mar 01, 2017
By : MD Tech
 
 
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Worst skimmer I have ever purchased. I reviewed this 2 years ago when I originally purchased it and am giving it a follow up 1 star. Overflows randomly on a 2 year old sps system for no reason, the cup is super hard to get off and at least 5 or more times had to use a wrench to pry it off. After wat...Read More
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Not that great
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PROS
Convenient handle on the skimmer cup
CONS
Less efficient than competitors, lighter, cheaper materials, poor bubble plate
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I purchased the Q2 for a 65 cube, moderate to heavy bioload. The skimmer pulls in some gunk, but the build quality is poor. The acrylic can't hold a candle to similar priced other brands. The bubble plate doesn't fit well, so you have to add plumbers tape. Aquamaxx stated that problem was fixed and ...Read More
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Great skimmer
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PROS
Lower Water level required, shorter height, very efficient
CONS
Sensitive to water level changes.
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I got this skimmer to replace an Aqua-C that I had on my 140g mixed reef for 10yrs. I was really drawn to the Aquamaxx because of the bubble plate design is quite different from anything else that was available. I chose the Q2 over the standard ConeS because of limited sump water level height in my ...Read More
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GREAT
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Just hooked it up, so far easy hook up, customer service was great..had a broken piece, they sent it out in two days...breaking it in, small footprint for a big skimmer..looks good to go..ill let you know in 3-4 weeks :)
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Awesome Skimmer For The Price
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Quiet, easy setup, easy maitenance
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It took a few days to break in but after a week, this protein skimmer is a beast!
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New to salt
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Quiet and efficient. Easy to set up.
CONS
Expensive.
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I just recieve my aquaMax to set up my first salt water tank. The set up was very easy. The product exceeds my expectations.
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Small footprint with the water pump inside the skimmer!
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High-quality Sicce water pump; Innovative bubble plate design
CONS
None so far
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The AquaMaxx ConeS Q-2 protein skimmer grabbed my attention as soon as I saw the unusual bubble plate. I figured those "wine bottle" things were either a gimmick or something very effective. Deviating from traditional skimmer designs and adding more parts is costly so it had better be something wort...Read More
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