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AquaMaxx FC-120 In-Sump Protein Skimmer

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AquaMaxx FC Series In-Sump Protein Skimmers efficiently remove organic waste from aquarium water. Introducing a bevy of new features focused on precision control, high performance and appealing aesthetics, the FC series skimmers are just another example of how AquaMaxx provides hobbyists with the best protein skimmers for the money.

HIGH PERFORMANCE
The core of AquaMaxx protein skimmers is the high-quality Shark needle wheel pump. The Italian made Sicce brand pumps are modified by AquaMaxx to produce optimal size bubbles for highly efficient protein skimmer. These pumps have been powering AquaMaxx skimmers since the very beginning because of the long lasting and quiet operation combined with quality construction.

First introduced with the ConeS series skimmers, the FC skimmers contain the highly efficient bubble chambers that feature custom diffusors to reduce turbulence and create a stable laminar flow inside of the skimmer which helps get more waste out of your aquarium.

SUPERIOR DESIGN
FC skimmers utilize a one-piece acrylic body which is molded into a beautiful wine glass shape. The shape is what smoothly guides and condenses the foam inside the skimmer for effective removal of waste via the collection cup. Furthermore, the specially designed dome on the collection cups reduce resistance as the foam rises and falls into the collection cup for maximum waste removal.

AquaMaxx has included both a highly sensitive gate valve type outlet and the first ever adjustable air silencer which gives you precise control over the foam level inside of your skimmer.

Computer-precision engineered and outfitted with the latest filtration technology, AquaMaxx protein FC series protein skimmers will deliver the performance and value you are looking for in a skimmer.

FEATURES

  • Efficient, durable and stylish
  • Simple to set up and operate
  • Cell-cast acrylic construction
  • Rubber feet isolate noise and reduce vibration
  • Collection cup handle for easy maintenance
  • One piece, wine-glass shaped body
  • Special dome collection cup lid improves waste removal
  • Adjustable air silencer
  • Slim profile
  • Precision gate valve style outlet

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Filtration Rating: up to 180 Gallons (light bioload) or 100 Gallons (heavy bioload)
  • Footprint: 7" x 7"
  • Height: 20.5"
  • Pump: SHARK 1.2
  • Pump power consumption: 14.9 watts
  • Recommended Water Level: 8.6"
  • Requires approximately 1/2" of clearance to remove collection cup.

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 FC-120 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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Would you recommend the fc-120 or fc-80 skimmer for a 75 gal. medium stocked?
Which skimmer is best?
Asked : Jan 10, 2018
By : Ryan
 
 
 
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Personally I would go with the FC-120 for a 75 gallon tank, it will give you an extra 25 gallons of skimming ability for a heavy bio load (rated at 100 gallons for heavy Bio Load) and is only a little bit more expensive.
Answered : Oct 05, 2018
By : Stephen Olner, Bartlesville
 
 
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5.0
Efficient Skimmer
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PROS
Packed with Great Features, Exceptional Over-All Quality
CONS
I get to spend more time doing something else 😁
REVIEW
Great product, awesome design, best functionality and works efficiently.
The Aquamaxx brand has exceeded every expectations I had with acrylic products, quality and features seems to come first and following it is it’s affordability and life-long service life.
Utilized a Powerful pump (Si...Read More
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Efficient and Whisper-Silent
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Good Price, Awesome Product
CONS
As with all protein skimmers, needs time to fine tune for better performance
REVIEW
I’m very happy I made the decision and had chosen the Aquamaxx FC-120 in-sump protein skimmer! Although there are similar skimmers out there that would perform as well but you can’t beat the price for a well designed reef tool. Besides, it suits my Trigger Triton 44, their colors blend well toge...Read More
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5.0
Great all round skimmer

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PROS
Easy Set up and does what it says its going to do
CONS
buble plate needs to be fixed to the pump to stop it from moving
REVIEW
I have been using this skimmer for over 9months now and just moved it to a new 120 gallon system ( previous 75 gallon system) This skimmer is easy to put together and is pretty quite the only thing i didn't like was the floating bubble plate. it should be the same as the FC-280 and have the collar a...Read More
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4.0
Good Skimmer

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Price is #1 Good skimmer overall.
CONS
Packaging
REVIEW
I have had it one week and so far it’s a good skimmer. Still working on the water level the skimmer sits in. I started at 8 inches now I am at 8.6. See how it goes.
Build quality is a 4. Pretty solid. Pump seems well matched and sicce makes great pumps. The gate valve is pretty cool and exact...Read More
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5
5.0
Impressive Skimmer

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Easy set up
CONS
Needs a solid serface to rest on if you have to raise it up in your sump. IE Egg crate cause it not ot be level
REVIEW
I have had this skimmer now for a few months. It was easy to set up and put together. once installed it quick started to produce great skim mate. on going maintenance is pretty easy and takes no time at all
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Great Skimmer

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Quite, not much of a break in period, easy to assemble and operate, and great price point.
CONS
Instructions arent very detailed and says different water level from what website says.
REVIEW
So far the skimmer has been great. I have had it for a week and is pulling gunk quite nicely. I have it set at 9 inches. Instructions say 8-7 inches but website says 8.6. I plan on setting it at that height in a couple of days and tune it from there. Easy to assemble. Quite as well. Great skimmer.
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Fantastic skimmer

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Quiet, easily adjusted,
CONS
Openings in the top of the collection cup lid
REVIEW
Had to replace a Skimz skimmer that died a few days before going on vacation. Quick set up and works flawlessly. Super quiet too. Only negative is the holes at the top of the collection cup. Foam pushes out the top instead of draining into the cup.
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