AquaMaxx ConeS Q-5 In-Sump Protein Skimmer Only 5 left – order now! In Stock


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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! Micro-adjustable valve provides precise control, and allows cleaned water to exit the skimmer chamber at its base where it is less bubble.

AquaMaxx has a dedicated R&D team with more than 10 years experience designing high-performance, high-quality yet affordable protein skimmers. Moreover, AquaMaxx skimmers are engineered with computer-precision and are outfitted with the latest filtration innovations.

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 NEWA pumps. Each NEWA 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 produced a stable laminar flow: which improves bubble transition and boosts skimmer performance.


  • Modified and upgraded Italian NEWA needle-wheel pump produces optimum bubble size for high-efficiency protein skimming
  • Cone body extends through the collection cup to 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 550 Gallons (light bioload) or 300 Gallons (heavy bioload)
  • Footprint: 10.7″ x 13.4″
  • Pump: AquaMaxx SHARK 6.0 (modified and upgraded Italian NEWA motor block)
  • Pump power consumption: 46 Watts
  • Chamber Diameter: 10″
  • Height: 19.7″
  • Recommended Water Level: 8.5″


The best bang for your buck. AquaMaxx`s smallest full size skimmer has an ultra compact footprint to fit almost all setups. Best of all, it`s driven by a highly reliable
Italian made pump!





Footprint (In.)7.87″ x 7.08″7″ x 7″9.44″ x 7.48″11″ x 9.44″
Height (In.)18.9″20.5″23.22″24″
MotorShark 1.0aShark 1.2aShark 2.0aShark 3.0a
Gallon RatingLight Bio-Load:Up to 140gUp to 180gUp to 250gUp to 420g
Medium Bio-Load:~100g~140g~200g~340g
Heavy Bio-Load:Up to 70gUp to 100gUp to 130gUp to 240g


If you`ve got the room in your sump, go with the CO series. Maximize the bubble reaction chamber with the pump on the outside of the body, and makes it easier
to access the pump for maintenance.

ConeS CO-1

ConeS CO-2

ConeS CO-3

ConeS CO-5

ConeS CO-6

Footprint (In.)6.3″ x 8.7″7.1″ x 14.2″
(or 9.1″ x 12.6″)
12.3″ x 14.2″16.6″ x 13.8″
(or 20.1″ x 10.7″)
16.6″ x 18.2″
(or 22.1″ x 12.6″)
Height (In.)19.7″22.1″22.9″22.9″22.9″
MotorShark 1.5aShark 2.0aShark 3.0aShark 6.0bShark 7.0c
Gallon RatingLight Bio-Load:Up to 175gUp to 300gUp to 450gUp to 600gUp to 800g
Medium Bio-Load:~120g~220g~360g~450g~650g
Heavy Bio-Load:Up to 90gUp to 160gUp to 270gUp to 350gUp to 500g


Based on the model that started it all. Improved and upgraded over the years, the Q Series not only has a compact footprint to fit limited spaces, it`s a well
built and highly dependable skimmer.

ConeS Q-1

ConeS Q-2

ConeS Q-3

ConeS Q-5

ConeS Q-6

Footprint (In.)9.5″ x 5.9″6.7″ x 9.5″8.7″ x 11.5″10.7″ x 13.4″16.6″ x 13″
Height (In.)19.6″19.3″19.7″19.7″22.9″
MotorShark 1.5aShark 2.0aShark 3.0aShark 6.0bShark 7.0c
Gallon RatingLight Bio-Load:Up to 140gUp to 250gUp to 420gUp to 550gUp to 750g
Medium Bio-Load:~110g~200g~350g~450g~650g
Heavy Bio-Load:Up to 80gUp to 130gUp to 240gUp to 300gUp to 450g


How do you improve an already awesome skimmer? Make it controllable! Take the Q Series and pair it with the highly reliable BLDC pump that is widely
used in the industry. The extra controllability allows you to adjust your skimmer without needing to turn it off or reduce the air intake.

ConeS DCQ-2

ConeS DCQ-3

Footprint (In.)6.7″ x 9.5″8.7″ x 11.5″
Height (In.)19.3″22″
MotorShark DC 2000dShark DC 3000d
Gallon RatingLight Bio-Load:Up to 175gUp to 300g
Medium Bio-Load:~120g~220g
Heavy Bio-Load:Up to 90gUp to 160g

aDenotes Modified Italian made Sicce Syncra pump
bDenotes Modified Italian made NEWA Jet pump
cDenotes Modified Italian made Askoll pump
dDenotes High Quality & Efficient BLDC Pump

All AquaMaxx products are backed by 60-day return policy and carry one-year manufacturer warranties. Each skimmer will include detailed instructions and diagrams to help hobbyists get up and running immediately.