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AquaMaxx HOB-1.5 Hang-On-Back Protein Skimmer

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The NEW AquaMaxx HOB-1.5 is an upgraded and more-powerful version of AquaMaxx`s best-selling HOB-1. With an enlarged bubble diffusor and reaction chamber, the new HOB-1.5 is able to fully harness the power of the Shark 1.0 pump to maximize foam production and protein extraction. The custom conical bubble diffusors help minimize the turbulence inside the reaction chamber and help to direct water linearly up toward the collection cup. More waste than ever is pulled out of your aquarium and into the easy-to-remove collection cup.

AquaMaxx skimmers are computer-precision engineered and utilize the latest filtration technology to deliver the performance and value you are looking for in a protein skimmer.

EASE OF USE
AquaMaxx HOB-1.5 protein skimmers is easy to setup and maintain. Just move the collection cup up or down to adjust the foam level to wet or dry.

Maintenance is simple. A removable collection cup makes cleaning easy. Plus, every AquaMaxx protein skimmer includes a drain fitting for hobbyists who want to setup a separate reservoir for skimmate.

Water quality and consistency is crucial to the success of a marine aquarium. An AquaMaxx HOB Series I protein skimmer will help to ensure that success.

COMPACT DESIGN
AquaMaxx protein skimmers were designed from the ground up with the hobbyist in mind. AquaMaxx HOB Series I protein skimmers have the pump placed inside the skimmer itself to save space, reduce noise and improve efficiency.

All AquaMaxx protein skimmers are computer designed. Each unit is precision-cut and made of polished cell-cast acrylic.

PERFORMANCE
AquaMaxx HOB-1.5 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.

FEATURES
  • Modified and upgraded Italian Sicce needle-wheel pump produces optimum bubble size for high-efficiency protein skimming
  • Efficient, durable and reliable
  • Simple to set up and operate
  • Cell-cast acrylic construction
SPECIFICATIONS:
  • Dimensions: L 7.5 x W 3.5 x H 17 Inch
  • Pump: AquaMaxx SHARK 1.0 (modified and upgraded Italian Sicce pump)
  • Pump power consumption: 11 Watts
  • Outlet size: 3/4 Inch
  • Minimum tank height 10-7/8"
  • Filtration Rating: up to 90 Gallons (light bioload) or 60 Gallons (heavy bioload)
  • Requires approximately 4" of clearance to remove collection cup.
  • Fits aquarium rims up to 3/4" thick.
All of our products are backed by a 60-day return policy although the skimmers will also carry a 1-year manufacturer warranty from AquaMaxx. Each skimmer will include detailed instructions and diagrams to help hobbyists get up and running immediately.

Product Manuals & Documentation

AquaMaxx HOB-1.5 Hang-On-Back 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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Will this fit Nuvo Fusion 10?
Asked : Sep 15, 2019
By : AdoboReef, SoCal
 
 
 
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This will not work for the Innovative Marine 10 gallon system.
Answered : Sep 16, 2019
By : MD TECH
 
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Will this fit on my innovative marine nuvo 20?
Asked : Jun 27, 2019
By : Josh, Illinois
 
 
 
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This skimmer will work on a Innovative Marine Nuvo 20 Gallon system.
Answered : Jun 27, 2019
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The best skimmer
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Quiet, efficient, minimum micro bubbles
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none
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I own the older version and the 1.5. The best skimmer ever, pound for pound. It pulls so much gunk. Easy to clean.
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Good bang for the buck
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Form and function. Attractive coloration
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Some noise. Large footprint.
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Well constructed and decent looking design. It is does a very good job removing waste. The only drawback is that you will hear some bubbling. For a HOB its more quiet than most. I traded in my Tunze nano for this and it is by far superior in every aspect
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Love this skimmer
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Got this skimmer for my 70 Gal reef. Gotta say, I love this product. I pull dark gunk out of my tank, which means it’s working. I highly recommend it!
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Excellent option especially for smaller tanks without sumps

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Excellent quality, build, and performance. Highly recommended for smaller tanks without sump space or for AIOs.
CONS
Consistent humming noise from the air intake even after the silencer. HOB design essentially means skimmer will stick out.
REVIEW
I have a Innovative Marine Nuvo 40 AIO tank without a sump. I was worried about skimmer performance, especially since I rely heavily on biological filtration where bacterial flocks needs to be removed by the skimmer. This skimmer beat my expectations on what a small footprint skimmer is capable of. ...Read More
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5.0
Happy I splurged!

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Excellent at pulling skimate.
CONS
None so far.
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This skimmer is worth the price ! It’s been difficult to find a skimmer to fit in my nano but with trial and error I found this one ! It fits perfectly in the back of the tank . Being a newbie , I’m sure this skimmer is what has helped to keep my tank in pristine condition!
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Best Protein skimmer for a Nano tank!

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Fits in to small places and powerful for a small skimmer
CONS
Wish the seal between the collecting cum and the skimmer was a bit better
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I Recived this protein skimmer as a gift for Christmas and I tell you what the pakaging was amazing especially in the busy holiday season! It handles up to 60 gallons but what impressed me the most was how it fits into small areas! And the Venturi pump that makes the Bubbles are out of this world. T...Read More
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Great Skimmer

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Easy set up, relatively quiet
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What a great skimmer. Relatively quiet operation and easy to set up. I have been running the skimmer for about a year now and it still amazes me the amount of gunk in the cup
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