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The highly-rated HOB-1 skimmer is now available in an in-sump version!



The AquaMaxx WS-1 Protein Skimmer features an incredibly responsive collection cup and an amazingly powerful submersible pump. It is rated up to 65 gallons in a design thin and light enough to be placed in a nano aquarium, all-in-one style aquarium or other small saltwater system.



The AquaMaxx WS-1 Protein Skimmer relies on a superbly crafted Italian Sicce Syncra pump and AquaMaxx needlewheel impeller to vigorously remove waste from your fish or reef tank. Sicce pumps are well-regarded for their efficiency to move air and water. Combining these dynamic pumps with AquaMaxx protein skimmers saves users considerable energy.



Specifications:
  • Footprint : L 5.9" x W 3.2"
  • Height: 14" (excluding collection up)
  • Collection Cup Height: 5.5"
  • Pump(included): Shark 1.0
  • Pump power consumption: 11 Watts
  • Filtration Rating: up to 65 Gallons (light bioload) or 30 Gallons (heavy bioload)
  • Requires approximately 5.5" of clearance to remove collection cup.

All of our products are backed by a 60-day return policy although the skimmers also carry a 1-year manufacturer warranty from AquaMaxx. The WS-1 will include detailed instructions and diagrams to help hobbyists get up and running immediately.

 

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Hi Harry,

The flow rate is not specified by AquaMaxx. However, it uses a modified Sicce Syncra 1.5 pump, so that gives you an idea. As the viscosity of the water and the water level that the skimmer sits in can significantly affect the water/air ratio, we would assume that this is part of the reason why those ratings are not listed.

As for the size rating, unfortunately there is not a current industry standard. We can imagine it being extremely difficult to set such a standard as there are so many factors and opinions involved. Even amongst industry 'experts', a skimmer that one feels is too small for a certain tank another may feel is too large.

As this is an in-sump version of the HOB-1, the 65g/30g rating should be a good guideline for most hobbyists.
 
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