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AquaMaxx HOB-1.5 Hang-On-Back Protein Skimmer w/ Bubble Stopper

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AquaMaxx HOB-1.5 Hang-On-Back Protein Skimmer w/ Bubble Stopper

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The AquaMaxx Bubble Stopper for HOB-1.5 Protein Skimmers

It`s no secret to seasoned hobbyists that you can expect microbubbles from any skimmer, at any point in time, which can be caused by many factors that can include: additives, greasy food, new filter socks, etc. The Bubble Stopper easily attaches to the outlet of the HOB-1.5 to reduce microbubbles, or to be used as a precaution to microbubbles entering the aquarium.


The NEW AquaMaxx HOB-1.5

This hang-on-back skimmer 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.


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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Can this fit in the Innovative Marine 20
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Great Combo

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Does a great job. Skims not matter what. Neat overflow built in.
CONS
Assembly direction are terrible. Watch a lot of YouTube videos before trying to assemble.
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Make sure to put these two things together. They really complement each other. The skimmer is a workhorse and the paired with the bubble stopper you will have zero microbubbles.
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Terrific

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Powerful motor, produces lots of skim.
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Terrible assembly instructions, non existant. However, Marine Depot has a terrifc YouTube Video that shows you on to put this together.
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I have tried HOB skimmers in the past and have never had great results. This is the first one that has worked incredible! Emptying collection cup almost daily, started skimming within 48 hours on a well established tank. Quiet and very powerful.
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Great Skimmer

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quick break in period, VERY quiet powerful skimming
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none so far, has been well worth the money
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I've had my HOB 1.5 for a little over a week now and I love it, it's producing great skimmate already and seems like it broke in really quick. The first one I received did have a couple of broken pieces but Marine Depot replaced it quickly and I couldn't be more impressed.
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Fictional. Performance.
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Debris build up inside got to clean every 2-4 months
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I have had no problems with it other than debris build up inside. You have to clean the inside every 2-4 months depending on your bio load . Make sure intake is not clogged with algea or it will mess with performance.
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Aqua Maxx....quality!
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Easy to clean. Does a good job skimming
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Would be nice to have an air line control switch, however, once the skimmer gets broken in you really don't need it at that point.
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This skimmer was my first Aquamaxx brand purchase. The quality is top notch and now I always look for the Aquamaxx brand when I'm making any new purchases. This skimmer works great and is rock solid. It's easy to clean and the pump from Sicce is just another sign that Aquamaxx offers top of the line...Read More
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AquaMaxx 1.5 HOB
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Quiet oper6
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Salt spay from bubbles.
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Fantastic! Almost cleans too much. Very satisfied.
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Aqua Max HOB 1.5
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Easy to clean. Doesn't use any inner tank space. N
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I have had my Aqua Max about 7 months now it has been the best protein skimmer. in the first 2 weeks had a lot of micro bubbles that cleared as instructions said they would.
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