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AquaMaxx HOB-1.5 Hang-On-Back Protein Skimmer
The AquaMaxx HOB-1.5 is a protein skimmer that features a powerful submersible pump as well as a responsive collection cup. It’s light enough to be used with a nano aquarium or other small saltwater fish tank, but it is rated up to 75 gallons.
The main purpose of the skimmer is to reduce the DOC (dissolved organic compounds) in a saltwater aquarium. The removal of DOC’s is important for the over health of any aquarium especially in the control of nitrates and phosphates which can cause unsightly algae.
The skimmer works by a process called fractionation in which tiny air bubbles are created to encapsulate proteins and other broken down organic compounds to aide in the removal of them. If DOC’s are left in the water column for too long they can pollute the aquarium and raise the level of ammonia in the tank.
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.
This skimmer is engineered with computer precision, uses current filtration technology, and is designed with the fish aquarium hobbyist in mind. The AquaMaxx HOB-1.5 contains a pump inside the skimmer, which reduces noise, increases efficiency, and saves space. It also comes with a built-in silencer and is precision-cut and made out of polished cell-cast acrylic.
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.
- 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"
- 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.