AquaMaxx HOB-1.5 Hang-On-Back Protein Skimmer

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AquaMaxx The NEW AquaMaxx HOB-1.5 is an upgraded and more-powerful version of AquaMaxx`s best-selling HOB-1. With an enlarged bubble diffusor and reaction chamber, the new HOB-1.5 is able to fully harness the power of the Shark 1.0 pump to maximize foam production and protein extraction. The custom conical bubble diffusors help minimize the turbulence inside the reaction chamber and help to direct water linearly up toward the collection cup. More waste than ever is pulled out of your aquarium and into the easy-to-remove collection cup.

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-1.5 protein skimmers is 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
AquaMaxx HOB-1.5 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.

FEATURES
  • Modified and upgraded Italian Sicce needle-wheel pump produces optimum bubble size for high-efficiency protein skimming
  • Efficient, durable and reliable
  • Simple to set up and operate
  • Cell-cast acrylic construction
Specifications:
  • Dimension : L 7.5 x W 3.5 x H 17 Inch
  • Pump: AquaMaxx SHARK 1.0 (modified and upgraded Italian Sicce pump)
  • Pump power consumption: 11 Watts
  • Outlet size: 3/4 Inch
  • Minimum tank height 10-7/8"
  • Filtration Rating: up to 90 Gallons (light bioload) or 60 Gallons (heavy bioload)
  • Requires approximately 4" of clearance to remove collection cup.
  • Fits aquarium rims up to 3/4" thick.
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.

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 this work on the innovative marine 40G novo fusion
Asked : Feb 19, 2018
By : drew, florida
 
 
 
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Will this fit a Nano-Cube 28g?
Seems real tight in the back.
Asked : Jan 02, 2018
By : Devondro Hite, Ft.Lauderdale,Fl.
 
 
 
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Thanks for your question. We haven't test fit this skimmer in a Nano-Cube 28g, ideally 4" internal dimension in that area would be great, but you will need at least 3.5" clearance for the outlet pipe to fit properly.
Answered : Jan 04, 2018
By : MD Tech
 
 
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AquaMaxx HOB-1.5 Protein Skimmer
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Skimmer iseasy to setup and maintain.A custom acrylic diffuser plate that maximizes bubble distribution
CONS
Would like to see a surface skimmer.
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Using this skimmer on my 20 gal reef tank that is 7 years old.
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This is the 4th skimmer I have owned in my fish career. The difference with this one is that it is reliable and predictable. It does not go into overflow mode because my hands are in the tank, or I feed mysis, or I added some new medium to my filters. Easy to set up easy to use and DEPENDABLE. What ...Read More
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everything works well as a unit
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if it had an extra hose to lengthen to a window or a fresh air source
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skimmer works well, does its job. it doesn't take up much space in the tank. quiet and powerful. no issues what so ever
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Excellent HOB Protein Skimmer
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Works right away, small footprint, quiet operation, easy assembly
CONS
lacks adjustment screws at the bottom for positioning
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This skimmer is very easy to put together and the footprint is small. The skimmer started producing skimmate within 24 hours so I was truly amazed. The skimmer is also fairly quiet. The only down side is the main housing unit lacks adjustment screws at the bottom so with a rimmed tank the skimmer...Read More
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Great little skimmer
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Easy to clean, easy to set up
CONS
None
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I have had this skimmer for over 4 years now for my JBJ 28 nano tank. It a little work horse. For the JBJ I only had to modify the outgoing pipe so I could still open my lid. Other than that it fits perfect, looks good, easy to maintain and set up.
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Avoid the Aquamaxx HOB 1.5 at all costs.
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does skim.
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very loud, unreliable, prone to flooding, I wouldn't give this to an enemy.
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I couldn't be more disappointed with the aquamaxx hob 1.5 skimmer. I purchased this protein skimmer after reading positive reviews online. I'm now left wondering if these were some how promotional reviews left by Aquamaxx.

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HOB 1.5
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easy to use, does a great job
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none i can say now
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the best hob skimmer there is and its quiet.
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