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AquaMaxx FC-120 In-Sump Protein Skimmer

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AquaMaxx FC Series In-Sump Protein Skimmers efficiently remove organic waste from aquarium water. Introducing a bevy of new features focused on precision control, high performance and appealing aesthetics, the FC series skimmers are just another example of how AquaMaxx provides hobbyists with the best protein skimmers for the money.

HIGH PERFORMANCE
The core of AquaMaxx protein skimmers is the high-quality Shark needle wheel pump. The Italian made Sicce brand pumps are modified by AquaMaxx to produce optimal size bubbles for highly efficient protein skimmer. These pumps have been powering AquaMaxx skimmers since the very beginning because of the long lasting and quiet operation combined with quality construction.

First introduced with the ConeS series skimmers, the FC skimmers contain the highly efficient bubble chambers that feature custom diffusors to reduce turbulence and create a stable laminar flow inside of the skimmer which helps get more waste out of your aquarium.

SUPERIOR DESIGN
FC skimmers utilize a one-piece acrylic body which is molded into a beautiful wine glass shape. The shape is what smoothly guides and condenses the foam inside the skimmer for effective removal of waste via the collection cup. Furthermore, the specially designed dome on the collection cups reduce resistance as the foam rises and falls into the collection cup for maximum waste removal.

AquaMaxx has included both a highly sensitive gate valve type outlet and the first ever adjustable air silencer which gives you precise control over the foam level inside of your skimmer.

Computer-precision engineered and outfitted with the latest filtration technology, AquaMaxx protein FC series protein skimmers will deliver the performance and value you are looking for in a skimmer.

FEATURES

  • Efficient, durable and stylish
  • Simple to set up and operate
  • Cell-cast acrylic construction
  • Rubber feet isolate noise and reduce vibration
  • Collection cup handle for easy maintenance
  • One piece, wine-glass shaped body
  • Special dome collection cup lid improves waste removal
  • Adjustable air silencer
  • Slim profile
  • Precision gate valve style outlet

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Filtration Rating: up to 180 Gallons (light bioload) or 100 Gallons (heavy bioload)
  • Footprint: 8.26 " x 6.69 "
  • Height: 20.5"
  • Pump: SHARK 1.2
  • Pump power consumption: 16 watts
  • Recommended Water Level: 8.6"
  • Requires approximately 1/2" of clearance to remove collection cup.

Product Manuals & Documentation

AquaMaxx FC-120 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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Would you recommend the fc-120 or fc-80 skimmer for a 75 gal. medium stocked?
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FC-80 would be a better skimmer for your bio load.
Answered : Jan 11, 2018
By : Kat
 
 
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Good Skimmer

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Price is #1 Good skimmer overall.
CONS
Packaging
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I have had it one week and so far it’s a good skimmer. Still working on the water level the skimmer sits in. I started at 8 inches now I am at 8.6. See how it goes.
Build quality is a 4. Pretty solid. Pump seems well matched and sicce makes great pumps. The gate valve is pretty cool and exact...Read More
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Impressive Skimmer
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Easy set up
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Needs a solid serface to rest on if you have to raise it up in your sump. IE Egg crate cause it not ot be level
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I have had this skimmer now for a few months. It was easy to set up and put together. once installed it quick started to produce great skim mate. on going maintenance is pretty easy and takes no time at all
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Great Skimmer
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Quite, not much of a break in period, easy to assemble and operate, and great price point.
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Instructions arent very detailed and says different water level from what website says.
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So far the skimmer has been great. I have had it for a week and is pulling gunk quite nicely. I have it set at 9 inches. Instructions say 8-7 inches but website says 8.6. I plan on setting it at that height in a couple of days and tune it from there. Easy to assemble. Quite as well. Great skimmer.
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Fantastic skimmer
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Quiet, easily adjusted,
CONS
Openings in the top of the collection cup lid
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Had to replace a Skimz skimmer that died a few days before going on vacation. Quick set up and works flawlessly. Super quiet too. Only negative is the holes at the top of the collection cup. Foam pushes out the top instead of draining into the cup.
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Aquamaxx FC-120
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Foot print, design, quality, quiet pump, easy assembly
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This skimmer in incredible. The design is impressive as well as the quality of materials. The pump is silent. Within two days I had dark skimmate collecting. I do not recommend this size for anything under 60G due to its large bioload handling but if you're in the 60G plus club then I highly recomme...Read More
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Aquamaxx FC-120
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Design, footprint, quiet, skim production, fast break in.
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None so far
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I bought this skimmer because I'm upgrading my tank to a 70G over the next few months. It's currently running on a 40G tank. This skimmer is AMAZING! It's been on my syste for less than three days and is already pulling a heavy skimmate. It's design is extremely nice. The skimmer breaks down complet...Read More
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