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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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Aqua max HOB-1

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Posted: 2/7/2015 from Nashua, NH UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: After having tried a nano skim, and a cadlights 50 Elite skimmer on my 30 Gallon JBJ rimless reef tank, I can advise that the performance of the aquamaxx HOB - 1 skimmer blows them away, and, there is no comparison. I wish I had bought it first. I am also impressed with the construction, and, ease of cleaning of the skimmer.


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Awesome HOB Skimmer

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 2/5/2015 from New York, NY
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I have a 24g nano reef, the Fluval M60 to be exact. Wanted to upgrade from the Fluval PS1 skimmer that the setup came with. This skimmer is super high quality and sleek. Skimming like a beast after a day. The return can gurgle a little, but you just need to adjust the return pipe. Very happy with my purchase.


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One of the best.

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 2/1/2015 from SARASOTA, FL UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: This has to be one of the best if not the best skimmer I've ever used.I've been a reefer since 1995 and have owned many skimmers over the years.the pump is dead silent and the only thing you hear is a little air being drawn in through the silencer.after the first week the micro bubbles will fade away.It's a well made skimmer.


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Best HOB Skimmer I Ever Used

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Posted: 1/27/2015 from LAS VEGAS, NV UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: This skimmer by Aquamaxx does a great job as stated. Pulls out the junk within a day or 2 depending on your water quality. Overall quality is very good, built solid, easy to use. I love the blue acrylic body (nicely done). Highly recommend this product, you won't be disappointed.


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Fantastic Skimmer!

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 1/2/2015 from PORTLAND, OR UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: I got this skimmer up and running several days ago and am blown away with the quality and performance so far! It is completely silent and has already begun collecting waste. I have a fully customized Coralife Biocube 29 with a Eshopps 75 sump in the stock stand. The skimmer hangs on the back of the sump which allowed me to convert it to a refugium. I have owned many skimmers in the past and for a hang on the back skimmer, you will not beat this one in quality and performance. Well worth the price!


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good,but could be better

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Posted: 12/26/2014 from BEAUMONT, TX UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I have had this skimmer running for 48hrs now and its starting to break in. when putting it together the pump slips right off the pipe ( seems like this would be a tight fit)I put the cord under the pump when sliding it down to keep it on the pipe, and also the intake piping had to be pushed very hard to stay together.Other than that it is better than the first skimmer i bought for the tank and better than other HOB skimmers i have had. I have this running on an Innovative marine fusion 40 in the second chamber.


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Best one I've tried

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 12/8/2014 from SCOTTSDALE, AZ UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: I've tried a few skimmers for my JBJ 35 gallon nano. This one was working great after a couple of hours. Assembly instructions could be a bit easier in my opinion. Adjustments are very easy. The unit is very, very quiet compared to others I've had and seen. Was expensive compared to others, but after evaluating others on the market, I felt it was worth the added cost. Marine Depot's prices are always very competitive as was the case with this purchase.


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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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