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AquaMaxx ConeS Q-3 In-Sump Protein Skimmer

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Q-Series protein skimmers easily fit in most space-limited installations and supply powerful filtration. The 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 420 Gallons (light bioload) or 240 Gallons (heavy bioload)
  • Footprint: 8.7" x 11.5"
  • Pump: AquaMaxx SHARK 3.0 (modified and upgraded Sicce pump)
  • Pump power consumption: 27 Watts
  • Chamber Diameter: 8"
  • Height: 19.7"
  • Recommended Water Level: 8" - 9"

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

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-3 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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Wii Q3 fit a Trigger Emerald 20 cube?
Asked : Nov 19, 2018
By : Josh, Houston
 
 
 
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According to the footprint of this skimmer it should fit but it will be a very tight squeeze.
Answered : Feb 12, 2020
By : Tyler Harvey
 
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Any info on LPH of air intake on this unit?
Asked : Jun 19, 2018
By : Mike, Denver
 
 
 
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If you look up the shark 3.0 pump you can see it says 1020 LPH. I don't know if that's significant enough for me but it may be for what other people are using it for.
Answered : Jun 05, 2019
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Awesome skimmer for the price
CONS
None
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This is my third skimmer I've purchased over my the years and I am highly impressed with this skimmer. The build is high quality. This skimmer is a beast in size so be sure you have adequate space in your sump.
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WORTH EVERY DOLLAR!

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Easy build and quality parts!
CONS
Noisy for the first few hours of running
REVIEW
Skimming right after a few hours of running it! The new design on the cup and the handle are nice features too. You can tell right away that the parts motor are high quality. Built an egg crate stand for the sump.
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easy to clean. great perfomance
CONS
none that i can think of
REVIEW
Purchased back in November 2018, and must say this thing is a beast. Works great on my 180 gallon reef tank. So easy to maintain and clean. I've been a hobbiest over the past 20 years and have had several big name skimmers and this one is my fav.
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Skim mate right out of the box!

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Quality build, quality parts, performs as advertised
CONS
No biggie but for some reason the air muffler fills up with water without being submerged when the main pump is shut off.
REVIEW
Been wanting to try one of these for the past 6 months or so, settle in on the Q-3 for this particular set and there was absolutely no disappointment with this one! Right out of the box it started producing skim mate in no time, dialed right in so far and started performing like any good skimmer th...Read More
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Powerhouse!

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Powerful, easy to adjust, build quality
CONS
Noise
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I am so impressed with this skimmer. I run it on a heavily stocked 150 gallon reef and couldn’t be happier. It was a breeze to dial in and is easy to adjust as needed. The collection cup is easy to remove with the provided handle and the design itself is very compact. The one downside I would say ...Read More
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Great skimmer!

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LOVE IT!
CONS
The pump was working funny at first so I called Marine Depot and they helped me trouble shoot.
REVIEW
This skimmer is a beast! My Xenia is going away because there is not enough nutrients in the water. (This is a good thing. I have been battling the stuff for years)
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Build quality. Easy assembly. Small footprint.
CONS
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I'm impressed with this skimmer on day one. Great build quality, small footprint, easy to assemble, and seems to be working right out of the box.
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