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AquaMaxx HOB-1.5 Hang-On-Back Protein Skimmer

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  • 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:
    • Dimensions: 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.

    Product Manuals & Documentation

    AquaMaxx HOB-1.5 Hang-On-Back 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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    What is the clearance required behind the tank? I have a tight 3.5". Thanks!
    Asked : Aug 18, 2018
    By : Mike, NYC
     
     
     
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    Hi Mike, It is 3.5 wide so it may fit.
    Answered : Aug 20, 2018
    By : Kat
     
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    would this work on the innovative marine 40G novo fusion
    Asked : Feb 19, 2018
    By : Drew, Lake worth fl
     
     
     
     
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    25 Reviewers (88%) would recommend this

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    AquaMaxx HOB-1.5 Hang-On-Back Protein Skimmer - 30 day review update

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    Very well designed, and simple to maintain. Most of all it is reliable!
    CONS
    None at the moment.
    REVIEW
    I've had the AquaMaxx HOB-1.5 Hang-On-Back Protein Skimmer running on my JBJ nanocube 28 for a month now. The things I have come to like about this skimmer are the simple design, and ease of maintenance. The design is such that cleaning is as easy as lift and dump when it comes to collection cup e...Read More
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    AQUAMAX HOB 1.5 DEADLY SKIMMER!

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    best hang on skimmer out there out of many I have tried!!!!! awesome quality!
    CONS
    hang ons are not as good as in sump skimmers but this is phenomenal for a hang on...and up to 60 gallons I would say you cannot go wrong.
    REVIEW
    I cannot believe how much dark skimate this skimmer pulls..on my 60 gallon heavily stocked heavily fed tank this thing is pulling almost 2 inches of skimate a day!!!!!!!!!! pHENOMENAL for such a small tank and hang on skimmer!!!!!! Love it...the build quality is awesome...Can't go wrong... I woul...Read More
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    5.0
    Very good skimmer so far

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    PROS
    Yea, removes a lot of nasty crap. Easy to clean. Simple and effective design with quality parts.
    CONS
    NONE!
    REVIEW
    I bought this particular skimmer to be used on my JBJ 28 gallon cube. It's doing extremely well. Pay attention to assembly, use common sense, and this skimmer is up and running within just minutes. Mine broke in and started skimming at the end of the second day.
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    Excellent Skimmer

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    PROS
    Works as advertised. Pump located within skimmer body.
    CONS
    'Absolutely silent operation' would be nice.
    REVIEW
    I've been running the HOB 1.5 on two identical Innovative Marine 25 Nano (which is an all-in-one design) reefs for approximately 6 months now. This skimmer fits in either of the end chambers of the rear sump. Easy to setup and tear down for thorough deep cleaning which I do every 3 months. Began pul...Read More
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    Save your money!

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    PROS
    pumps loads of water and air
    CONS
    floods easily, not adjustable in any way, no bang for the buck!
    REVIEW
    Ok, so I bought one of these in April 2018, and maybe I'm just very unlucky, dunno. Followed all instructions, plus info from the internet on installation, all seemed straight forward, but nothing keeps this thing from flooding and running over both the output and the skimate cup. The pump is just w...Read More
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    Works great!
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    Simple to install
    CONS
    None
    REVIEW
    Installation was simple and it works great. Very powerful skimmer. I have it on my 32g Biocube.
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    Awesome skimmer!
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    PROS
    Pulls some dark skim
    CONS
    None
    REVIEW
    Have this set up on a 55g Folwr tank and this skimmer is fantastic. The skimmer is fairly quiet, have it about 10ft from my couch and can only hear a small gurgling sound.
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