AquaMaxx

AquaMaxx WS-1 In-Sump Protein Skimmer

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The highly-rated HOB-1 skimmer in an in-sump version!

The AquaMaxx WS-1 protein skimmer features an incredibly responsive collection cup and an amazingly powerful submersible pump. It is rated up to 65 gallons in a design thin and light enough to be placed on a nano aquarium, all-in-one style aquarium or other small saltwater aquarium.

The AquaMaxx WS-1 protein skimmer removes organic waste from aquarium water. It creates a strong mix of small air bubbles and turbulent water movement to force protein, waste and other materials into a collection cup for easy removal. The new Conical diffusers help to reduce turbulence in the reaction chamber and achieve more-stable, laminar flow to maximize performance.

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 WS-1 protein skimmers are 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 WS-1 protein skimmer will help to ensure that success.

COMPACT DESIGN

AquaMaxx protein skimmers were designed from the ground up with the hobbyist in mind. The AquaMaxx WS-1 protein skimmer 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
The AquaMaxx WS-1 protein skimmer relies on a superbly crafted Italian Sicce Syncra pump and AquaMaxx needlewheel impeller to vigorously remove waste from your fish or reef tank. Sicce pumps are well-regarded for their efficiency to move air and water. Combining these dynamic pumps with AquaMaxx protein skimmers saves users considerable energy.

Specifications:

  • Footprint : L 5.9" x W 3.2"
  • Height: 14" (excluding collection up)
  • Collection Cup Height: 5.5"
  • Recommended Water Level: 8"-10"
  • Pump(included): Shark 1.0
  • Pump power consumption: 11 Watts
  • Filtration Rating: up to 65 Gallons (light bioload) or 30 Gallons (heavy bioload)
  • Requires approximately 5.5" of clearance to remove collection cup.
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 WS-1 In-Sump 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 skimmer fit in the sump of a Red Sea Max 130 (30 gallon)?
Asked : Oct 08, 2020
By : Josh
 
 
 
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I believe this skimmer would be too large to fit the Red Sea Max 130.
Answered : Oct 08, 2020
By : MD TECH
 
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Would this skimmer fit in a Flex 32.5 ? If not can you recommend one.thank you
Asked : Sep 22, 2020
By : Mike Gober, CHICAGO
 
 
 
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Unfortunately, this skimmer would be too large to fit in the Flex 32.5 perhaps the Reef Glass nano skimmer would fit.
Answered : Sep 23, 2020
By : MD TECH
 
 
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Great product, great price

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I've had it for about 6 months now and it hasnt given me any problems just gotta clean it out once a week and thats about it
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No tinkering, Workhorse

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Simplicity, reliability, performs!
CONS
Cannot think of 1
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This little thing is in my 56 gallon heavily stocked reef system and keeps up just fine. No knobs, gates, just adjust the cup up or down and it runs optimally all the time, wetter or dryer, You choose. I undersized the skimmer on my tank on purpose so it would actually produce good foam and it does...Read More
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Junk, worked for 2 months

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Worked for two months
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doesn't work after a cleaning and a pump replacement
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So, this thing worked well for two months, then stopped. The nylon bushing between the pump and the multiple outlet water jets broke, i think i was pulling it out to clean and so Marine depot sent me a replacement pump. Thanks guys, that was awesome but now... it hasn't pulled skimmate well for 4 mo...Read More
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5
5.0
Not sure how you could ever go wrong with this Skimmer

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Best unit for quality & price for a great product.
CONS
Cant find any so far. Skim-mate is stinky.but means its working very well
REVIEW
This skimmer works like a very hungry Grizzly Bear in a Salmon stream. If you've ever seen that you get "it". It's also pretty quiet in the back of one of my SR-60 compartments. Perfect for most AIO's IMO with a smaller footprint.
I have the tank in the living room where TV is watched & I barel...Read More
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5
5.0
Excellent Skimmer

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Works!
CONS
Not available in black
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This skimmer works great! The Sicce pump is a top notch pump that delivers plenty of power. It pulls very dark skimmate.
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Great compact skimmer
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Small space, great pump,
CONS
It is audible, but not terribly
REVIEW
I have been useing this in my Red Sea Reefer Nano and have been very happy with it. It is the perfect skimmer for this size aquarium and takes up very little space.
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Great skimmer

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Small footprint and quiet
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For my 27 gallon cube, this skimmer works excellent. Pulls out nasty stuff and is quiet
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