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SCHMUSTIN
06-04-2014, 06:42 PM
Hey guys and gals. I am looking at getting a better / quite protine skimmer.

I have been looking g around and the AquaMaxx seems to be looking pretty good. I also like how I would not have a pump hanging in the tank!!

I have a 55 gal tank and this is rated for 75 gal. Would this be sufficiant?

If anyone has had experience with this skimmer or knows someone who has, please let me know what you liked of did not like about it.

All the reviews u have read seem to say it works well its quiet, easy to clean and no one really has anything bad to say about it so far.

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ReEf BoSs
06-05-2014, 12:10 AM
I have a aquamaxx biopellet reactor i like it. Haven't heard anything on there skimmers good or bad.

trilinearmipmap
06-05-2014, 01:53 AM
I have an Aquamax HOB skimmer on my 30 gallon LPS / anemone cube. It is my 3rd skimmer and by far the best.

Good points:

1. Silent
2. Better skimmate production than other skimmers I have tried
3. Doesn't take up much in-tank room
4. Solid construction

Bad points:

1. A bit of a pain to take apart and clean
2. Not as much skimmate production as an in-sump skimmer
3. A fair amount of microbubbles - I modded the output to minimize this
4. The tank mounting is not large enough to fit on a standard rim (I have a 30 gallon oceanic cube with plastic trim on the top) - I had to cut away part of the inside trim on the tank rim to make the skimmer fit

I would buy one again but the best option if possible is to go with a sump if there is any way to do this. But as far as hang-on skimmers go, this is a good one. I am doubtful about it handling much of a bigger tank than my 30 gallon however I have not taken steps to optimize the skimming eg. dosing vinegar, cleaning the collection cup/neck daily, etc.

SCHMUSTIN
06-05-2014, 03:38 AM
I have an Aquamax HOB skimmer on my 30 gallon LPS / anemone cube. It is my 3rd skimmer and by far the best.

Good points:

1. Silent
2. Better skimmate production than other skimmers I have tried
3. Doesn't take up much in-tank room
4. Solid construction

Bad points:

1. A bit of a pain to take apart and clean
2. Not as much skimmate production as an in-sump skimmer
3. A fair amount of microbubbles - I modded the output to minimize this
4. The tank mounting is not large enough to fit on a standard rim (I have a 30 gallon oceanic cube with plastic trim on the top) - I had to cut away part of the inside trim on the tank rim to make the skimmer fit

I would buy one again but the best option if possible is to go with a sump if there is any way to do this. But as far as hang-on skimmers go, this is a good one. I am doubtful about it handling much of a bigger tank than my 30 gallon however I have not taken steps to optimize the skimming eg. dosing vinegar, cleaning the collection cup/neck daily, etc.

Good to know I have a tank with a rim as well so it sounds like I would need to do some modifications.

bronx
06-09-2014, 04:47 AM
I've been running one for over a year....quite, easy, excellent..i'm in the middle of building a 60g cube and i'm hoping it will work in my sump for that one. Honestly its the best skimmer i've ever had.