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I) Overview of AquaMaxx ConeS Q2
Q series protein skimmers easily fit in most space-limited installations and supply powerful filtration. Newly designed hybrid-cone body stabilizes and concentrates the organic rich foam as it rises! The micro-adjustable valve provides precise control, and allows cleaned water to exit the skimmer chamber at its base where there are less micro-bubbles.
The new ConeS Q-Series protein skimmers are made with new and efficient bubble chambers similar to ones found on our popular ConeS CO-Series. The bubble plate in conjunction with the custom diffusers are designed to efficiently mix air and water. More importantly, random twirling and turbulent flow is eliminated. A stable laminar flow is created inside the skimmer’s reaction chamber and maximizes the efficiency of the skimmer like no other design!
AquaMaxx ConeS Skimmers feature high-quality Italian-made Sicce pumps. Each Sicce pump motor block is then modified and fitted with proprietary AquaMaxx needle wheel impellers. With the precise modifications and upgrades, performance is boosted much beyond that of a stock pump.
The upgraded AquaMaxx ‘Shark’ pump is capable of drawing in significantly more air and chops them up to the optimum bubble size for protein extraction. These pump and protein skimmer combinations deliver unprecedented performance and reliability. Accumulated protein and organics will be vigorously removed from your tank so you can focus less on maintenance and more on enjoying your piece of the reef.
AquaMaxx Cone-Series Protein Skimmers are designed from the ground up with the hobbyist in mind. A built-in air intake silencer reduces noise for near-silent operation. The hybrid-cone design maximizes the size of the reaction chamber and to allow the skimmate to smoothly rise into the collection cup. The advanced bubble chamber decreases turbulence and produces a stable laminar flow: which improves bubble transition and boosts skimmer performance.
- Modified and upgraded Italian Sicce needle-wheel pump produces optimum bubble size for high-efficiency protein skimming
- Cone body extends through the collection cup for easy bubble transition and maximize skimmer efficiency
- Efficient, durable and reliable
- Simple to set up and operate
- Cell-cast acrylic construction
- ShockMaxx rubber feet isolate noise and reduce vibration
- New outlet design minimizes footprint, reduces skimmer height and allows for fine-tuning
- Exclusive collection cup design with a handle that allows you to easy hold and transport the collection cup for cleaning
- Filtration Rating: up to 250 Gallons (light bioload) or 130 Gallons (heavy bioload)
- Footprint: 6.7″ x 9.5″
- Pump: AquaMaxx SHARK 2.0 (modified and upgraded Sicce pump)
- Pump power consumption: 22 Watts
- Chamber Diameter: 6″
- Height: 19.3″
- Recommended Water Level: 8″
IV) My Take
This is the 5th protein skimmer I’ve owned and worked with in my saltwater reefing career. I’m no skimmer expert, so take my opinion as just that, but this is the best skimmer I’ve ever owned.
The twist off collection cup with handle, by itself, makes this the best skimmer I’ve owned.
But not only that, I love the clear gate valve which allows for extremely precise adjustments of the skimmate.