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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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For 30 g tank with medium load, is this skimmer too powerful? Will it fit to a tank with rim?
Asked : Nov 23, 2020
By : Peter
 
 
 
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This skimmer will fit a 30 gallon tank with a solid bioload very well. It can also accommodate tanks with a rim up to 3/4" thick.
Answered : Nov 25, 2020
By : MD TECH
 
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Bought hob 1.5 in October set it up works GREAT 1 problem now had ick develop, added treatment to clear it up. was told to shut skimmer off. when i restarter skimmer all it did was give me alot of foam that"s where i stand now any suggestions? up
Asked : Nov 18, 2020
By : don ross, Massachusetts (MA)
 
 
 
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This is completely normal and I would just let the skimmer run without the collection cup for 24-48 hours and then the foam should dissipate.
Answered : Nov 19, 2020
By : MD TECH
 
 
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What a let down only had it for a few months and the pump took a dive

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PROS
Works good when it works
CONS
Not the best of pumps to many problems with them
REVIEW
I had this skimmer only a few months only to stop working I tried to get ahold of Aquamaxx to honor my warranty and no one has gotten back to me.
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my favorite

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works solid dependable
CONS
gets stuck every few months....cleaning is annoying
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this is my favorite skimmer to own..it works so great...i have some that 5 years old
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1.0
A lot a micro-bubbles after 3 weeks...noise, splash

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Sicce pump
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All
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based on so many favorable reviews, I bought this skimmer ... for my 25 lagoon ... after 3 weeks I still have my tank full of micro bubbles ... I have actually tried several aquamaxx skimmers, and I am not at all impressed. .. If I could I swear I would not have spent $ 220 on this piece of garbage...Read More
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Best Protein Skimmer

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Great foam immediately . Did not take long to break in
CONS
Micro bubbles but only lasted a week or so
REVIEW
I’ve had tons of protein skimmers in the past and this is by far my favorite. I am a little more then three weeks in with the AquaMaxx 1.5 and I’m already getting great skimming. It is a lot more quiet Then the others I’ve had. I really love how the motor is inside of the skimmer itself rather...Read More
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5.0
Love it so far

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Pulls a lot of yuckie stuff no matter what.
CONS
Assembly directions are terrible.
REVIEW
Have only had it for less than 2 weeks but it is a work horse. It will pull skimmate no matter what level you have it set to so you will have to be watchful during the break-in period. It has a neat overflow feature. Make sure you use it. The direction on assembly are awful . Make sure you watch...Read More
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5.0
Great product!

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Easy setup. Works as great as advertised. Quiet operation.
CONS
Little difficult to fine tune. Had to modify to fit a standard 55 gal tank.
REVIEW
I am new to reef aquariums but saw that a protein skimmer was a must have. Since I was converting a 55 gal freshwater tank to a reef tank I needed a HOB skimmer. The reviews for the AquaMaxx HOB 1.5 were almost all positive and the product has not disappointed! It has been working like a champ since...Read More
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one of the best for the money

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works very well
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instructions could be clearer on how it goes togeather had problem dropping motor in
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I bought mine a year ago had problems with over flowing. you told me to use a paper clip on hose did not work it slowed it down not enough pressures bought a very small bar clamp that did the trick. it`s the best skimmer I have ever had thumbs up
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