AquaMaxx

AquaMaxx ConeS Q-1 In-Sump Protein Skimmer

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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.

  • Filtration Rating: up to 140 Gallons (light bioload) or 80 Gallons (heavy bioload)
  • Footprint: 9.5" x 5.9"
  • Pump: SHARK 1.5
  • Pump power consumption: 16 Watts
  • Chamber Diameter: 5.1"
  • Height: 19.6"
  • Recommended Water Level: 8"

AQUAMAXX FC SERIES = ULTRA COMPACT IN-SUMP SERIES

The best bang for your buck. AquaMaxx`s smallest full size skimmer has an ultra compact footprint to fit almost all setups. Best of all, it`s driven by a highly reliable
Italian made pump!
Model

FC-80

FC-120

FC-180

FC-280

Footprint (In.) 7.87" x 7.08" 7" x 7" 9.44" x 7.48" 11" x 9.44"
Height (In.) 18.9" 20.5" 23.22" 24"
Motor Shark 1.0a Shark 1.2a Shark 2.0a Shark 3.0a
Gallon Rating Light Bio-Load: Up to 140g Up to 180g Up to 250g Up to 420g
Medium Bio-Load: ~100g ~140g ~200g ~340g
Heavy Bio-Load: Up to 70g Up to 100g Up to 130g Up to 240g

AQUAMAXX CO SERIES = THE "WORKHORSE" IN-SUMP SERIES

If you`ve got the room in your sump, go with the CO series. Maximize the bubble reaction chamber with the pump on the outside of the body, and makes it easier
to access the pump for maintenance.
Model

ConeS CO-1

ConeS CO-2

ConeS CO-3

ConeS CO-5

ConeS CO-6

Footprint (In.) 6.3" x 8.7" 7.1" x 14.2"
(or 9.1" x 12.6")
12.3" x 14.2" 16.6" x 13.8"
(or 20.1" x 10.7")
16.6" x 18.2"
(or 22.1" x 12.6")
Height (In.) 19.7" 22.1" 22.9" 22.9" 22.9"
Motor Shark 1.5a Shark 2.0a Shark 3.0a Shark 6.0b Shark 7.0c
Gallon Rating Light Bio-Load: Up to 175g Up to 300g Up to 450g Up to 600g Up to 800g
Medium Bio-Load: ~120g ~220g ~360g ~450g ~650g
Heavy Bio-Load: Up to 90g Up to 160g Up to 270g Up to 350g Up to 500g

AQUAMAXXQ Q SERIES = COMPACT IN-SUMP SERIES; "THE ORIGINAL"

Based on the model that started it all. Improved and upgraded over the years, the Q Series not only has a compact footprint to fit limited spaces, it`s a well
built and highly dependable skimmer.
Model

ConeS Q-1

ConeS Q-2

ConeS Q-3

ConeS Q-5

ConeS Q-6

Footprint (In.) 9.5" x 5.9" 6.7" x 9.5" 8.7" x 11.5" 10.7" x 13.4" 16.6" x 13"
Height (In.) 19.6" 19.3" 19.7" 19.7" 22.9"
Motor Shark 1.5a Shark 2.0a Shark 3.0a Shark 6.0b Shark 7.0c
Gallon Rating Light Bio-Load: Up to 140g Up to 250g Up to 420g Up to 550g Up to 750g
Medium Bio-Load: ~110g ~200g ~350g ~450g ~650g
Heavy Bio-Load: Up to 80g Up to 130g Up to 240g Up to 300g Up to 450g

AQUAMAXX DCQ SERIES = CONTROLLABLE COMPACT IN-SUMP SERIES

How do you improve an already awesome skimmer? Make it controllable! Take the Q Series and pair it with the highly reliable BLDC pump that is widely
used in the industry. The extra controllability allows you to adjust your skimmer without needing to turn it off or reduce the air intake.
Model

ConeS DCQ-2

ConeS DCQ-3

Footprint (In.) 6.7" x 9.5" 8.7" x 11.5"
Height (In.) 19.3" 22"
Motor Shark DC 2000d Shark DC 3000d
Gallon Rating Light Bio-Load: Up to 300g Up to 480g
Medium Bio-Load: ~260g ~400g
Heavy Bio-Load: Up to 190g Up to 300g
aDenotes Modified Italian made Sicce Syncra pump
bDenotes Modified Italian made NEWA Jet pump
cDenotes Modified Italian made Askoll pump
dDenotes High Quality & Efficient BLDC Pump


Product Manuals & Documentation

AquaMaxx ConeS Q-1 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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Does the collection cup have a handle like the Q-2? Also, Does the collection cup lid have vent holes or is it solid?
Asked : Sep 25, 2020
By : John, CA
 
 
 
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Collection cup has a vent ridge at the top, hard to see from pictures but its around the dome. The Q1 also has a handle just like the Q2
Answered : Oct 09, 2020
By : Jos
 
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Does this skimmer have to be connected to a sump?
Asked : Sep 04, 2020
By : Khalid , Pennsylvania
 
 
 
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Yes, this skimmer would need to operate within a sump.
Answered : Sep 11, 2020
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This skimmer has indeed a very small footprint for the capacity, and it is really silent, started skimming almost right away for me, almost no issues as to break in, plug and play almost. The instructions were kinda crap for someone who has never put together a protein skimmer before but Im a quick ...Read More
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Easy to assemble, quite, already starting produce after two days. affordable.
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Produces great skimmate. Only took about 1-2 days to break in. Currently have it on my high bioload 40 breader with Sapphire 34 sump and it works perfectly at the recommended 8 inches of water.
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