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AquaMaxx FC-80 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 140 Gallons (light bioload) or 70 Gallons (heavy bioload)
  • Footprint: 7.87 " x 7.08 "
  • Height: 18.9"
  • Pump: SHARK 1.0
  • Pump power consumption: 11 watts
  • Recommended Water Level: 7.8"
  • Requires approximately 1/2" of clearance to remove collection cup.

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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Can this skimmer be used with a 250 Max?
Asked : Jan 25, 2018
By : charles johnson, Denver, colorado
 
 
 
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FC-80 will not fit in the rear compartment of the Red Sea max 250. Is meant for I'm sump use and would have to somehow plumb in a sump to use with the 250. Aquamaxx makes some of the best HOB skimmers if you would want to try that route.
Answered : Mar 06, 2018
By : John
 
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Will it fit in the back of the 250 or is it sump only?
Asked : Jan 25, 2018
By : Merrick Krause, VA
 
 
 
 
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Nice Skimmer
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Craftmenship, Design, Sicce pump
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Have only had the skimmer a week or so but very impressed so far, and it’s breaking in nicely. Very well packed in shipping box and arrived in a couple days. The skimmer is good quality and well designed.
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Super quiet and good performance but some odd design choices
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I've been running this skimmer for about 4 months now with no real issues. Like my title states, it's super quiet which is a plus, especially at this price point. I like that the skimmer body can come completely off with a screwdriver for deep cleaning when necessary (which I have not needed to do y...Read More
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Solid Skimmer
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Overall happy with this skimmer. I'm using it in a Red Sea Reefer 170. The first one arrived damaged but MD quickly replaced it. I upgraded from an Aquamaxx WS-1 which uses the same pump, but the FC-80 is rated for a bigger tank which I presume is due to its more efficient body and design. I'm happ...Read More
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has my tank water crystal clear.well built
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