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AquaMaxx HOB-1 Hang-On-Back Protein Skimmer

AquaMaxx HOB-1 Hang-On-Back Protein Skimmer

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*New Upgrades - Current models include an upgraded bubble plate, re-designed hang-on bracket, and a larger collection cup as shown in the product photos.

The AquaMaxx Hang on Back Series I (HOB-1) protein skimmer features an incredibly responsive collection cup and an amazingly powerful submersible pump. It is rated up to 75 gallons in a design thin and light enough to be placed on a nano aquarium or other small saltwater aquarium.

The AquaMaxx HOB Series I 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.

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 Series I 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 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
The AquaMaxx HOB Series I protein skimmer relies on a superbly crafted Italian Sicce Syncra 1.0 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:
  • Dimension : L 7.5 x W 3.5 x H 17 Inch
  • Pump(included): Shark 1.0
  • Pump power consumption: 11 Watts
  • Outlet size: 3/4 Inch
  • Minimum tank height 10-7/8"
  • Volume rating: up to 75 Gallons
  • 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.

*Please Note: Bubble Plate Set Screw (4) has been removed from late models and is no longer included on the skimmer or required for installation.




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.

Warranty

AquaMaxx Limited Manufacturer Warranty
AquaMaxx will warrant all AquaMaxx products to be free from manufacturing defects for one year from the original purchase date when purchased through an authorized AquaMaxx retailer. This warranty does not cover any damages caused by misuse, neglect, alterations or improper handling/transport/maintenance/installation. AquaMaxx does not cover personal injury, personal loss, or other damages associated with the use of these products.



AquaMaxx HOB-1 Hang-On-Back Protein Skimmer Reviews



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Great skimmer

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Posted: 11/8/2014 from Nathrop, CO UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Took a little tweaking but once you get just right works great. Real quiet and easy to clean. My 60 gallon reef tank is very clear now. Very happy with the AuquaMaxx!


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Glad I made the purchase.

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Posted: 10/31/2014 from JAMAICA PLAIN, MA UNITED STATE
5.0 5
Experience Level: Beginner


Comments: So happy to see my algae problem not coming back. I have read many reviews across many sites and forum about this skimmer. Many stated that the skimmer will overflow the collection box before break in, but I have no problem at all. I have a 20 gallon long tank with few fishes and coral, not very populated. The skimmer started to work right after I installed it. After 24 hour, I already got one CM high worth of black skim mates. That's a week of work for my old piece of trash Red Sea prism deluxe. My fishes swim more active and my corals opens up more and bigger now. Only down side is that I have to get seaweed supplement for my lawnmower Blenny. Pro:-Silent!-Easy to clean collection box-Blue tint looks amazing-Adjustment is minimal for optimal skimming performanceCon:-Power cord a bit short


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Bubbles and Troubles

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Posted: 10/27/2014 from SARASOTA, FL UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I have what is now the 'older' model in that the 'new' one has an improved bubble plate, etc. I noticed a lot of reviews mentioning the micro bubbles, so I wanted to write and tell you that I too experienced micro bubbles, but the DO go away! It takes time! I'd like to also mention - if it's not obvious - that when cleaing the unit be VERY careful never to use ANY kind of soap or cleaners. Don't even have them anywhere near the unit. One other thing I'd like to mention that I found an additional benefit to having the skimmer and that is, it is somewhat like having a carbon monoxide detector in your home. That is, I've twice found the skimmer going a bit crazy - excessive foaming. It's trying to tell you something - don't ignore it! You have a problem somewhere. You may need to do a significant water change - but if the skimmer acts up . . . give your tank your complete attention. It is detecting something of which you'd otherwise not become aware. These are great and exceptionally well made units. BTW, you can't unfortunately 'upgrade' an older unit like mine to use the new improvements.


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Aquamaxx HOB1 Skinner

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 10/16/2014 from Tustin, CA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Best investment I've made for my 30 gal Reef and fish aquarium and far superior to my previous submersible. Break-in period was only six days with micro bubbles and skim about 5 times better than previous. Corals much healthier and prettier. Excellent construction with quality materialand easy to assemble. I did install a air supply adjustment and it helped calm the unit down.Couldn't be happier!


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Works great

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Posted: 10/6/2014 from MIAMI, FL UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: This skimmer is great gets job done. I have seen a big decrease in algae and my sps corals are coloring up great.the only reason I give this product 4.5 stars is that it does have a lot of micro bubbles I'm sure it would be fine if I had a sump or if the skimmer fit in the rear chambers of my tank but other than that I am happy with this skimmer.


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AquaMaxx HOB-1 Hang On back

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 9/21/2014 from Northridge, CA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: good quality product!!!!!


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The Good, The Bad, The Bubbly

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Posted: 7/8/2014 from BOONE, NC UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: The Good: I have this running on a 27 Marineland cube. It replaced a Hydor Slim Skim Nano. Aquamaxx costs twice as much, but is easily twice as good. The Aquamaxx makes more foam than a keg at a frat party. And it produced good dry dirty foam in only 5 days. Pretty quiet, too--just some gurgling here and there. My tank is in my home office so I'm sensitive to noise. Water quality is noticeably better and the tank is now unbelievably clear. The (Not So) Bad: Like any HOB Skimmer, it takes up space, especially vertical space. Extends a good 8" above the tank rim. Not much in-tank clutter, just a couple of smallish pipes. It will create some salt creep on its tubes and some splash on your light. I run a Kessil A150 on the cube and need to clean the lens about every 3 days. No big deal. The Bubbly: If you don't have your OCD under control, you may not like the microbubbles or the smallish (BB sized) bubbles that exit the return tube. I'm told by Aquamaxx that this will improve with time and that they are working on some sort of fix for it. Not much of an issue for me, but might be for others. I have never seen an HOB that was 100% bubble-free. Bottom Line: Best HOB skimmer I've owned and I was a long-time user of AquaC's Remora. For $200 and change, I don't think you can beat it. Very happy that I made the change.


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Second aquamaxx

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Posted: 5/8/2014 from RED DEER, CANADA
2.5 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: I am happy with my first skimmer I purchased for my 40gal seahorse tank that I purchased another for a different tank. So far it seems to be broken in quite a bit faster then the first one. The only complaint I have is the tubing inside that goes from the elbow to the pump is to small and I had to use another product to hold the tube together with the elbow in order to make an airtight seal. It would not prime without me sealing it first. Other then that, it's been awesome so far.


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Great skimmer

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Posted: 4/27/2014 from LONG GROVE, IL UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I have a jbj 28 and had been using the jbj air stone skimmer for about a year. This skimmer did (what I thought was) a decent job after upgrading the air pump. But after a month or two of little to no skimmate and slowly losing sps due to an unusual brown algae (dinoflagellates) and chronic low ph, I decided to bite the bullet and install this skimmer. It arrived quickly and installation was simple because of the video provided. The only mod needed was to wrap the ends of the connecting pipes in a layer of regular scotch tape because they were way to loose and kept disconnecting. With this done I easily dropped it right in to the small skimmer space and it fit perfectly. I don't use the hood in favor or a Maxspect razor. It isn't silent but has a whooshing and trickling sound which I don't mind because I know its working. With all that said, after two days I had to empty the cup of nasty stinky stuff. As an added bonus my Ph is a perfect 8.3-8.4 and all my corals are thriving. Greater polyp extension, eruption into new growth after months of being dormant, weird algae gone, and crystal clear water...all a coincidence in the first week? I think not. Best thing I have done for my reef.


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Great for my JBJ 28G

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Posted: 4/14/2014 from Fort Worth, TX
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: The only issue I found was that when I connected the tubes together, they didn't fit tightly enough (air was being sucked in and wouldn't prime) I added some tape and it tightened everything up. Once I got past that, everything went well. I also attached the unit to a 5 gallon bucket and ran some warm water and vinegar through it for an hour and then washed everything out and put it in the tank. Within about 2 days the microbubbles stopped and it's been all good since then. It's been running for 26 days so far.


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