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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. Thehybrid-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"

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-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?
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Skim mate right out of the box!

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Quality build, quality parts, performs as advertised
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No biggie but for some reason the air muffler fills up with water without being submerged when the main pump is shut off.
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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
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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!
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The pump was working funny at first so I called Marine Depot and they helped me trouble shoot.
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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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Aquamaxx Skimmer

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Build quality. Easy assembly. Small footprint.
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None atm.
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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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ConeS Q-3 Portein Skimmer

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Out of the box you can see the high quality. Easy to setup. Soaked entire unit over night. Set it up on a very high bio load 150 fish only with live rock system. Was getting brown skim in the collection cup within a few hours. After 24 hours, a lot more nasty stuff in cup. Simply the best!
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Nice!

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Quiet, good skimmate,well built,very consistant. Love the handle on the collection cup
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Easey to over-tighten the collection cup.
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Extremely quiet. Soaked for 4 hours, producing skim next day. 2 weeks later producing consistent skim. Replaced eshopps s-200 snow cone skimmer with it. More consistant, a LOT quieter, less finicky. Good skimmer.
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Best Skimmer I've Ever Used
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Pulled skimmate like no other skimmer I've used, quiet, carry handle on collection cup.
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None
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So after trying out Reef Octopus, ASM, Nyos, skimmers, I decided to give Aquamaxx a try. This is by far the best skimmer I've ever used. The skimmate it pulled out of my tank looked almost like mud. The break in period was really quick and it's not loud at all. It fit in my Trigger Emerald 36g sump ...Read More
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