For those of you having trouble finding the JNS ConeS protein skimmers there is good news as AquaMaxx is now carrying the JNS ConeS in-sump protein skimmers under its label here in the US. We were intrigued with the new technology JNS used by incorporating a series of mini cones on the protein skimmer bubble plate to eliminate eddying in the reaction chamber for stable and more efficient laminar flow.
In theory, the laminar flow helps push the dissolved organic impurities in the water to the top of the water column to form the foam head to expel into the collection cup. More turbulent flow may increase dwell time, but can also lead to trapping the organics in the water column now allowing it to be properly removed from the system.
The AquaMaxx version of the ConeS in-sump protein skimmers will be available in three sizes and are fitted with a modified Sicce 1.5 pump, air silencer and quick-adjust valve. The pump is mounted at the bottom of the skimmer to preserve a smaller footprint that is perfect for smaller sumps.
The smallest model is the AquaMaxx ConeS CO-1 cone protein skimmer that is rated for aquarium systems up to 175-gallons. The AquaMaxx CO-1 has a 6.3 x 8.7 in. footprint, 5 in. diameter reaction chamber and a height of just under 20 in. The skimmer pulls 360 LPH of air while consuming 16W and retails for $256.99.
The midsize model is the AquaMaxx ConesS CO-2 rated for systems up to 350 gallons with a 7.5 x 15 in. footprint, a 6 in. diameter reaction chamber and is just a smidge over 21 in. tall. The CO-2 is fitted with the Sicce 2.0 pump. The AquaMaxx CO-3 is the largest model rated for up to 500 gallons. The height is just under 23 in. with a massive 8 in. diameter chamber and a 12.6 x 14.6 in. footprint powered by a Sicce 3.0 pump. No pricing was available for the Co-2 or CO-3.
Below is a video of the JNS ConeS CO-2 in action to give you an idea of how this protein skimmer operates. [via Marine Depot]
AquaMaxx ConeS In-Sump Protein Skimmer
AquaMaxx ConeS Series In-Sump Protein Skimmers efficiently remove organic waste from aquarium water. With an advance bubble chamber design that features numerous conical diffusers, the turbulence in the reaction chamber is reduced and a stable laminar flow is achieved to maximize efficiency and performance.
Achieve a stable laminar flow and maximize efficiency!
In conjunction with the innovative bubble chamber, a powerful needle wheel pump generates optimally-sized air bubbles that force protein, waste and other materials through the hybrid cone body and into a collection cup for easy removal. The AquaMaxx ConeS Series is rated for aquariums 175-500 gallons yet are small enough to be concealed in a sump underneath your aquarium.
Computer-precision engineered and outfit with the latest filtration technology, AquaMaxx protein skimmers are engineered to deliver the performance and value you are looking for in a skimmer.
AquaMaxx ConeS Series Skimmers are built using a brilliantly polished cell-cast acrylic. They incorporate the high-end features hardcore hobbyists demand at a price everyone can afford. The ConeS Series is equipped with advanced bubble chambers, hybrid-cone bodies, air silencers and needle wheel impellers for maximum performance, efficiency and whisper quiet operation. They also have compact footprints to make installation as easy as possible.
AquaMaxx ConeS Skimmers feature custom Italian-made Sicce pumps with special needle wheel impellers to whip up large amounts of air with optimum bubble size. These pump and protein skimmer combinations deliver unprecedented performance and reliability. Aquarium waste 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.
SPECIFICATIONS & HIGHLIGHTS
- Volume Rating: 175 Gallons
- Footprint: 6.3″ x 8.7”
- Height: 19.7”
- Chamber diameter: 5”
- Outlet size: 1” Quick-Precise adjustment valve
- Pump (included): Modified Sicce 1.5
- Air Intake: 360 LPH
- Pump power consumption: 16 watts
- Recommended Water Leve: 9.5”
- Efficient, durable and reliable
- Simple to set up and operate
- Cell-cast acrylic construction
- SCH80 fittings
- Quick-Precise adjustment valve allows fast precision tuning of the skimmer water level to control wet/dry foam production
- ShockMaxx rubber feet isolate noise and reduce vibration.
- Italian-Made Sicce needle-wheel pump produces optimum bubble size for high-efficiency protein skimming.
- Buffer chamber maximizes contact time allowing skimmate to move smoothly into the collection cup.