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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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This one in particular comes with a bubble stopper my question is, dose it also come with the default version if I change my mind?
Asked : Jan 30, 2021
By : Omar cadenas, Los Angeles, CA
 
 
 
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The bubble stopper is not included on the standard model of this skimmer.
Answered : Feb 01, 2021
By : MD TECH
 
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Can this fit in the Innovative Marine 20
Asked : May 09, 2020
By : Jeffrey Nin, Ny
 
 
 
 
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Outstanding Product

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Very well built, and not loud at all
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To early to tell
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This is a great product. My order arrived quick. The product appears to be very well built. So far so good.
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Awesome HOB Skimmer

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Great skim, easy to prime, looks good, appears durable, can get replacement parts directly from Marine Depot
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A little noisy
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I purchased this skimmer and so far I am impressed. It is a little noisy but it isn't horrible. It is super easy to prime, I just remove the yellow hose and hold my thumb over it until water reaches the outlet pipe then release. It does stay primed when I turn it off for feeding. On my medium lo...Read More
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works great

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works well HAD FOR 2 YEARS
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Works well

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All
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I’ve had it 3 weeks and I can’t believe how quite and how much bubbles it creates. Easy to adjust cup. Instructions could be a little better but you could figure it out. I’m very happy with purchase I did buy the bubble stopper but need to water salt crep
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It works

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it works very well
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none.
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installed on a 29 Gal and after the very first day I had to clean the cup out. works fast and quiet its packed with power and small on space. well worth the money hands down.
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Great Combo

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Does a great job. Skims not matter what. Neat overflow built in.
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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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