NF-1 Nano Protein Skimmer - In-Sump - Aquamaxx

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A great nano-reef skimmer for aquariums up to 30 Gallons!

AquaMaxx NF-1 nano-skimmer has all the attributes to make it an awesome nano-skimmer! Great pump, great design, great materials, great craftsmanship, great efficiency and great performance!



  • Modified and upgraded Italian Sicce Syncra Nano needlewheel pump
  • Magnetic mount for easy installation and adjustment
  • Ultra-quiet operation
  • Efficient, durable and reliable
  • Simple to set up and operate
  • Cell-cast acrylic construction
  • Compact foot print

Heart of a Skimmer is the Pump
All AquaMaxx skimmers feature modified high-quality Italian Sicce Pumps. While other skimmers may also use Sicce needlewheel pumps, AquaMaxx ‘Shark’ pumps go above and beyond. Each Sicce pump motor block is modified then fitted with a proprietary AquaMaxx needlewheel impeller to further enhance its performance. With the precise modifications and upgrades, performance is boosted much beyond that of a standard Sicce needlewheel pump. The upgraded AquaMaxx ‘Shark’ pump is capable of drawing significantly more air and chops them up to the optimum bubble size for maximum protein extraction. The pump and protein skimmer combinations deliver unprecedented performance and reliability. Accumulated protein and organics will be vigorously removed from your tank and your water quality will be much improved!

Innovative Design
AquaMaxx skimmers are computer engineered and outfitted with the latest filtration technology. AquaMaxx NF-1 skimmer features an advanced bubble chamber to efficiently mix air and water to extract the maximum amount of protein. Noise is minimized by the built-in air silencer as well as the silicone noise-dampeners on the magnetic mounts. Extensively tested outlet baffling system minimizes air bubbles from exiting the outlet.

Unsurpassed Quality
High-quality cell-cast acrylic is used throughout for maximum durability. Experienced craftsmen assemble each skimmer precisely to produce a top-notch product at very affordable prices.


  • Filtration Rating: up to 30 Gallons (light bioload) or 20 Gallons (heavy bioload)
  • Footprint: 2.76" x 4.15" 
  • Height: 13.39"
  • Work on acrylic or glass up to 1/2" thick
  • Pump (included): modified and upgraded Sicce pump
  • Pump power consumption: 2.8 watts



No sump, no space? No problem! These hang on back skimmers are the perfect solution for any aquarium. Proven and reliable, these hang on back skimmers continue to impress with their high quality Italian made pumps.




Footprint (In.) 7.5" x 3.5" 17.25" x 3.94" 8.75" x 5.5"
Height (In.) 17" 14.18" 20"
Motor Shark 1.0* Shark 1.0* Shark 1.5*
Gallon Rating Light Bio-Load: Up to 75g Up to 60g Up to 175g
Medium Bio-Load: ~60g ~40g ~130g
Heavy Bio-Load: Up to 40g Up to 20g Up to 90g


Built small and tough as their full-size counterparts. Equipped with Italian made pumps, they skim the heck out of nano aquariums and are quiet. They're definitely not toy skimmers.



Footprint (In.) 2.76" x 4.15" 5.9" x 3.2"
Height (In.) 13.39" 14"
Motor Shark Nano* Shark 1.0*
Gallon Rating Light Bio-Load: Up to 30g Up to 65g
Medium Bio-Load: ~25g ~50g
Heavy Bio-Load: Up to 20g Up to 30g

*Denotes Modified Italian made Sicce Syncra pump

More Information
Product Name NF-1 Nano Protein Skimmer - In-Sump - Aquamaxx
SKU 250072
UPC 638346946425
Manuals Instruction Manual
Maximum System Volume 21 - 30 Gallons
Recommended Tank Size Up to 50 Gallons
Skimmer Body Types Internal, Space Saver, Hang In Tank
Variable Speed No
Included Mounting Magnetic
Wattage 2.8 Watts
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Product Questions

How deep does the sump need to be for tis skimmer
Question by: Hunter Templeman on Nov 13, 2021, 4:36 AM
Hello, the recommended water level is approximately 10 Inches, you can make adjustments by lowering or rising the skimmer to fine tune it as desired.
Answer by: Christian Jimenez (BRS Staff) on Nov 16, 2021, 12:42 AM