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Old 06/27/2020, 11:57 AM   #1
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AquaMaxx HOB Filter/Skimmer

Is there anyone out there using the AquaMaxx hang-on-back filter/skimmer ? How does it perform, and is there any problem with microbubbles in the return flow ? I don't want air bubbles in my tank.




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Old 06/27/2020, 01:44 PM   #2
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Just out of curiosity what are you planning on putting it on?


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Just out of curiosity what are you planning on putting it on?
A 60 gallon fish-only setup




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Old 06/27/2020, 10:31 PM   #4
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Do yourself a favor and either build a sump, if you don't have one, and get an in sump skimmer. Even though you are fish only now that will probably change in the future, and with a sump and a better skimmer your fish will be healthier regardless. Just by your photo I suspect that I have the same HOB filters that you have (based on the intake tube and the strainer) I had two of those on a fresh water 75 and they were not sufficient for that so they definitely won't be able to handle a salt water tank. They are both in my garage now and I went with 2 tidal 100s for my fresh water set-up.

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Do yourself a favor and either build a sump, if you don't have one, and get an in sump skimmer. Even though you are fish only now that will probably change in the future, and with a sump and a better skimmer your fish will be healthier regardless. Just by your photo I suspect that I have the same HOB filters that you have (based on the intake tube and the strainer) I had two of those on a fresh water 75 and they were not sufficient for that so they definitely won't be able to handle a salt water tank. They are both in my garage now and I went with 2 tidal 100s for my fresh water set-up.

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Old 06/28/2020, 01:08 PM   #6
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I know I'm a Lifereef fanboy but I believe Jeff makes a hang on the back model.

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