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AquaMaxx HF-M Hang-On-Back Multi Filter with Protein Skimmer

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Complete hang-on saltwater aquarium filtration system for up to 60 gallons. Great for reef tanks or fish-only tanks!

The AquaMaxx HF-M filtration system is designed to be the complete filtration system for your saltwater fish or reef aquarium. The simple hang-on back design allows you to hang the filtration system on any aquarium ranging from 20 gallons to 60 gallons. The HF-M is also designed to be customizable so you can add additional chemical, biological or mechanical filtration to match the requirements for your aquarium.

The AquaMaxx HF-M includes an efficient protein skimmer. Using the same Shark 1.0 needlewheel pump (modified Italian-Made Sicce) as the popular HOB-1, the HM-F efficiently removes dirty protein from your aquarium before it breaks down into ammonia, nitrate and phosphates.

After the protein skimmer stage, water then passes through a second filtration stage. A filtration cartridge is included and can be filled with mechanical media (such as filter floss), biological media (such as ceramic rings or SeaChem Matrix) or chemical media (such as activated carbon or AquaMaxx AIO media).

Water then passes though a third and final chamber where additional filters can be added. The third chamber of the HF-M is designed to accommodate up to two AquaMaxx FR-S media reactors (sold separately): which can be used for carbon and/or GFO. If additional chemical filtration is not required, the chambers can be used as a refugium for additional nutrient reduction and to culture live foods for your reef aquarium.

The HF-M also features a built-in probe holder (for up to 3 probes), a dosing tube holder and cut-outs on the lid to run your cords and tubes though. The well-throughout design eliminates all the clutter and keeps your aquarium looking clean and sleek.

Features
  • Convenient hang-on design
  • Efficient protein skimmer built-in
  • Easy to access, drop-in media cartridge
  • Spacious customizable filtration chamber
  • Probe Holders x 3
  • Dosing Tube Holders x 3
  • Cord/tubing management cut-outs on lid
Specifications
  • Filtration rating: 60 Gallons (light bioload) or 20 Gallons (heavy bioload)
  • Housing dimensions: 17.25" L x 3.94" W x 14.18" H (excluding collection cup)
  • Refugium section dimensions w/o media cartridge: 10" L x 3.5" W x 11.5" H
    • with media cartridge: 7" L x 3.5" W x 11.5" H
  • Media cartridge dimensions: 3.125" OD x 9.75" H
    •  Cartridge top brace: 3.5" L x 3.25" W
  • Fits probes: 1 x 0.625" Diameter and 2 x 0.5" Diameter
  • Fits tank rims: up to .75"
  • Wall clearance required: 4"
  • Requires approximately 5.5" of clearance to remove collection cup
  • Pump(included): Shark 1.0 (modified Sicce Pump)
  • Pump power consumption: 11 Watts

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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Is there a way to shut the skimmer off?
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Can this skimmer use ozone?
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almost perfect
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the protein skimmer is an excellant quality skimmer.
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As above. The refugium is small, the size might be better suited for microalgae.
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This filter is almost perfect , except for a few necessary modifications. One the skimmer tower needs to be about 6 inches taller , otherwise there is a chance that the foam will push the cap off and it will overflow. Number two is you should fashion a pour spout under the water inlet. otherwise if...Read More
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Multi all in one
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Well made and designed
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None
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I've had this aquamaxx up and running on a 60 gal cube reef for a month or so. I loaded the media reactor with marine pure gems and put live rock and chaeto in the refugium chamber. The tank cycled through in 2 weeks time with Dr Tims one and only. It has love rock and some corals in it at present a...Read More
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Quality product.
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Happy with the purchase, seams to be doing a good job and quiet. I have the intake tube in the XP Aqua Flexi Surface Skimmer and extremely happy with the setup. The flow rate of this product works great with the surface skimmer.

NOTE- I did have to cut the intake tube down about one inch t...Read More
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hfm multi filter.

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So much space. Quality build.
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I’ve waited a few months to be sure I wanted to try an hob. It’s by far the best hob I’ve ever seen.
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Great all-in-one

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all in one, absolutely silent, sleek and looks good, effective
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large (measure your space and clearance!)
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This is a great HOB style filter/skimmer combo. I got my tank from someone else, already with life in it - but needed a good upgrade and drilling to install a sump wasn't an option.

This gave me a way to keep a skimmer and good filtration WITHOUT taking up a bunch of space inside of my tan...Read More
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Your conversation to an all in one tank!

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Your all in one filter, plenty of storage for media and reactors and heaters, ability to put refugium, has 3x dosing tube holders and 3x probe holders
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A bit on the larger side for hang on filters
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I've had this filter running for about 5 days now and it's super quiet, and seems to be running fairly well. It's on a brand new system so skimmer will take a while to break in, that's expected. But I'd rather write a review on build quality and how it outperforms any other hang on the back filter i...Read More
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All - in - one filter
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Quick skimmer cycle. No micro bubbles. Large media space.
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Skimmer cup overflow tube should have been made longer. Floating media or macro algae can block return water causing overflow.
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It works just as well as the HOB 1. I'm using mine as a refugium. it has a clear part in the back where I attached an LED.
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