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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 75 Gallons (light bioload) or 40 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.

AQUAMAXX HANG-ON-BACK SERIES

No sump, no space? No problem! These hang on back skimmers are the perfect solution for any aquarium. Proven and reliable, these hang on back skimmers continue to
impress with their high quality Italian made pumps. They are by far MD`s top sellers and for good reason, they skim well and are easy to clean.
Model

HOB-1.5

HF-M

ConeS HOB

Footprint (In.) 7.5" x 3.5" 17.25" x 3.94" 8.75" x 5.5"
Height (In.) 17" 14.18" 20"
Motor Shark 1.0* Shark 1.0* Shark 1.5*
Gallon Rating Light Bio-Load: Up to 75g Up to 60g Up to 175g
Medium Bio-Load: ~60g ~40g ~130g
Heavy Bio-Load: Up to 40g Up to 20g Up to 90g

AQUAMAXX COMPACT NANO SERIES

Built small and tough as their full-size counterparts. Equipped with Italian made pumps, they skim the heck out of nano aquariums and are quiet. They`re definitely not
toy skimmers.
Model

NF-1 NANO

WS-1 IN SUMP

Footprint (In.) 2.76" x 4.15" 5.9" x 3.2"
Height (In.) 13.39" 14"
Motor Shark Nano* Shark 1.0*
Gallon Rating Light Bio-Load: Up to 30g Up to 65g
Medium Bio-Load: ~25g ~50g
Heavy Bio-Load: Up to 20g Up to 30g
*Denotes Modified Italian made Sicce Syncra pump

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 work/fit on a JBJ 28 gal AIO???
Asked : Nov 12, 2019
By : BILL, Oregon
 
 
 
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I believe this skimmer is too large to use on the JBJ 28 gallon all in one system.
Answered : Nov 12, 2019
By : MD TECH
 
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will this work on the rear all in one sump on my waterbox 28.2 aio? thanks
Asked : Nov 11, 2019
By : glen varza , Connecticut
 
 
 
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I believe this skimmer would be too large to work on your 28 gallon system.
Answered : Nov 14, 2019
By : MD TECH
 
 
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Great skimmer

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Efficient, fits in small space
CONS
Micro bubbles, a little noisy
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We have a 55 gallon corner tank, no room for a sump..This little skimmer started working within 2 days...i never realized how much crap was in our tank. Since adding this , our nitrates went from 5-10 ppm to 0. Only issue is that it is a little noisy. I also recommend getting the bubble sponge th...Read More
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Bubbles

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Puts a lot of big bubbles back into tank
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Amazing protein skimmer

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Works fast, pulls lots of junk out the aquarium
CONS
None so far
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Protein skimmer is working great, pulling lots of junk out the aquarium. Very pleased with my purchase
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Coralife biocube 29

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Great HOB skimmer
CONS
Only improvement that comes to mind at the moment would be to add an adjustment to the bottom of the body so that you can level the skimmer and make it parallel with the back side of aquarium. Although in my case there was a simple fix which I mentioned in my review .
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I run this skimmer in chamber 1 of a coralife biocube 29 with hood removed. I had to dremel one of the hood hinges on the back but that was easy especially since I don’t run the hood on mine. If that makes you nervous, just know that I cut the hinge off while the tank was full and established for ...Read More
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5.0
Amazing HOB unit

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easy install, clear instructions, great pump/skimmer
CONS
none so far
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Hands down the best I have ever worked with. Quiet and works how it should. Easy install as well.
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AquaMaxx HOB-1.5 Hang-On-Back Protein Skimmer

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Quiet, Easy set up, Works really well.
CONS
Collection Cup is small and needs emptied quite often
REVIEW
I purchased two HOB 1.5 protein skimmers. Like them a lot. I don't have room for an under the tank sump so this is a great option. The Marine Depot video made set up very quick and easy. Placed one at each end of my 125 gallon reef tank. They are awesome skimmers and very quiet compared to my previ...Read More
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Amazing skimmer

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Simple install, easy to get going
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Can't really beat this for a hob skimmer. Love mine.
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