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AquaMaxx ConeS Q-2 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.

FEATURES
  • Modified and upgraded Italian Sicce needle-wheel pump produces optimum bubble size for high-efficiency protein skimming
  • Cone body extends through the collection cup to easy bubble transition and maximize skimmer efficiency
  • Efficient, durable and reliable
  • Simple to set up and operate
  • Cell-cast acrylic construction
  • ShockMaxx rubber feet isolate noise and reduce vibration
  • New outlet design minimizes footprint, reduces skimmer height and allows for fine-tuning
  • Exclusive collection cup design with a handle that allows you to easy hold and transport the collection cup for cleaning
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Filtration Rating: up to 250 Gallons (light bioload) or 130 Gallons (heavy bioload)
  • Footprint: 6.7" x 9.5"
  • Pump: AquaMaxx SHARK 2.0 (modified and upgraded Sicce pump)
  • Pump power consumption: 22 Watts
  • Chamber Diameter: 6"
  • Height: 19.3"
  • Recommended Water Level: 8"

Q-Series Model Comparisons:

Model Tank Size Height Footprint Pump Chamber Diameter
ConeS Q-2 130-250 19.3" 6.7" x 9.5” Shark 2.0 6"
ConeS Q-3 240-420 19.7" 8.7" x 11.5" Shark 3.0 8"
ConeS Q-5 300-550 19.7" 10.7" x 13.4" Shark 6.0 10"
ConeS Q-6 450-750 22.9" 16.6" x 13.0" Shark 7.0 12"
All AquaMaxx products are backed by MarineDepot.com’s 60-day return policy and carry one-year manufacturer warranties. Each skimmer will include detailed instructions and diagrams to help hobbyists get up and running immediately.


Product Manuals & Documentation

AquaMaxx ConeS Q-2 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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I need a Replacement Inlet Venturi for a APRQUAMAXX CONES Q-2 IN-SUMP OTEIN SKIMMER. How do I order parts for this skimmer/
Asked : Dec 22, 2018
By : John Hollcraft, Ocala, FL
 
 
 
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Hi John, please contact us at customercare@marinedepot.com or call 714-385-0080
Answered : Dec 26, 2018
By : Kat
 
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Would this work for a Reefer Deluxe 250? And would it serve as my return pump for my sump?
It would be nice to knock out my skimmer and return pump in one product.
Asked : May 12, 2017
By : Brandon, Fort Worth, TX
 
 
 
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This skimmer has a footprint of 6.7" x 9.5," so it would fit inside the skimmer section of your sump, which is 9.4"x8.3". It would not serve as a return pump, as skimmer pumps are designed to mix air and water only for the skimmer.
Answered : Apr 18, 2018
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Better than expected
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Collection cup handle. Sicce pump. Water level dial
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None
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Upgraded from a reef octopus 110 space saver. Started skimming within 30 mins. Solid construction.
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Uo to a great start
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Well built with high quality components.
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none so far
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this thing skimmer feels well built. i let it running overnight in a bucket and the next day it was ready to go. didn't have to break it in or anything. this thing went straight to skimming DARK. so far pretty impressed.
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Great skimmer

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I use this skimmer for my 125 reef ready tank. Was super easy to dial in, to take apart and clean. Only problem I have is when the baby snails find their way into the interior and clog up the air tubes.
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AquaMaxx ConeS Q-2

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Easy cup removal
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none
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Been running a week,easy setup and adjustment, quiet and producing nice dark protein in the cup.
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Better Skimmers Available

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Fairly Quiet, Easy to Remove Cup
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Hard to Dial In, Finicky, Inconsistent Operation, Inconsistent Instructions
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I expect more for this price point. Info from the manufacturer is inconsistent regarding proper water level, and this skimmer is overly sensitive to water level. Difficult to get it set, then other times adjustments seem to have no effect at all. I've never had to adjust, re-adjust, constantly ad...Read More
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Horrible Design
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Worst skimmer I have ever purchased. I reviewed this 2 years ago when I originally purchased it and am giving it a follow up 1 star. Overflows randomly on a 2 year old sps system for no reason, the cup is super hard to get off and at least 5 or more times had to use a wrench to pry it off. After wat...Read More
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Not that great
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Convenient handle on the skimmer cup
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Less efficient than competitors, lighter, cheaper materials, poor bubble plate
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I purchased the Q2 for a 65 cube, moderate to heavy bioload. The skimmer pulls in some gunk, but the build quality is poor. The acrylic can't hold a candle to similar priced other brands. The bubble plate doesn't fit well, so you have to add plumbers tape. Aquamaxx stated that problem was fixed and ...Read More
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