Welcome to the 4th episode of Marine Depot’s All I want for Fishmas video series! Today we are looking at what many experienced hobbyists consider to be the best hang-on back skimmer money can buy.
The AquaMaxx HOB-1 has time and time again proven to be one of the most effective hang-on protein skimmers available. Keep watching to learn how this skimmer achieves such great results and why so many hobbyists rely on this skimmer to keep their reef tanks clean.
The HOB-1 is made of polished, cell-cast acrylic fashioned into a thin profile that makes the skimmer a perfect addition to your nano or small aquarium. Don’t let the small size fool you, though: this skimmer is realistically rated for aquariums up to 75 gallons and comes with an Italian-made Sicce pump featuring a custom made needle-wheel impeller. The Italian Sicce pumps are regarded as one of the best skimmer pumps available and, when paired with the brilliant design of the HOB-1, it maintains the perfect air-water ratio to create foam like no other skimmer in its class.
On top of the high-performance Sicce pump, the HOB-1 includes the popular conical style bubble plate diffusors that reduces turbulence and increases contact tine inside the skimmer body which helps remove the maximum amount of waste each and every time your water passes through the skimmer.
The large collection cup has a volute-shaped neck making for a smooth transition into the cup and allows for wet or dry skim adjustment by simply sliding the cup up or down. As with all of the AquaMaxx skimmers, the collection cup also includes a drain fitting making it easy to attach a waste collector and avoid collection cup overflows.
Personally, I really like the transparent, blue-colored acrylic which makes the skimmer easy on the eyes when hanging off the back of your tank. I was also impressed with how quiet the skimmer runs because of the integrated air silencer that drastically reduces the suction noise caused by air being drawn into the pump.
AquaMaxx recently released an optional bubble stopper for the HOB-1 which is a great add-on when being used on aquariums with a heavy bio-load or if the tank is unusually oily: often due to foods or additives added to the aquarium. The best part is you can purchase the AquaMaxx HOB-1 skimmer and get a FREE Bubble Stopper all month long, so be sure to visit our online store to check out these great skimmers before the holiday season passes.
As always, we sincerely appreciate all of you for watching and helping to support our efforts in creating these informative videos. Please don’t forget to like, share and subscribe to help us spread the word.
Until next time, take care and happy reefkeeping.
> Get your AquaMaxx HOB-1 w/ FREE Bubble Stopper
> Shop the 2015 Marine Depot Holiday Gift Guide
> Shop 25 Marine Depot Stocking Stuffers
> Create a Fishmas wish list for your aquarium