HOB-1.5 Hang-on-Back Protein Skimmer (OPEN BOX)

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Simple, Yet Effective Protein Skimming from AquaReady

  • Effortless Installation - Perfect for Standard Aquariums Without a Sump
  • Powered by a Modified Sicce Pump
  • Ideal for Saltwater Aquariums from 40 to 75 Gallons


The AquaReady HOB-1.5 is a robust and versatile hang-on-back protein skimmer designed for saltwater aquariums ranging from 40 to 75 gallons. Engineered with a high-quality, modified Sicce pump and proprietary needle wheel impellers, it ensures optimal bubble size and enhanced filtration efficiency. It simplifies maintenance with features like an adjustable collection cup and plumbing that can be fully disassembled for cleaning. With its low power consumption and effective waste removal, the HOB-1.5 improves water quality and clarity, making it an essential tool for maintaining a healthy aquarium.


Bioload Capacity:

Heavy Bioload - 40 Gallons

Medium Bioload - 60 Gallons

Light Bioload - 75 Gallons


How Does This Fit into Your System?

This Hang-On-Back Protein skimmer is highly efficient and compact. It will fit on aquariums with rims up to 3/4" thick and with a minimum tank height of 10-7/8". The hang-on-back design allows for the incorporation of a protein skimmer onto almost any saltwater aquarium, particularly those that don't have a separate sump filtration system. 


How Can This Help My Aquarium?

A protein skimmer has many benefits to a saltwater aquarium including filtration and gas exchange. The use of a pump and a diffuser create air bubbles and foam that work to separate waste from the aquarium water and also help gas exchange which oxygenates the water. Removing waste from the aquarium is an excellent way to manage pollutants and help prevent odors, discoloration, and/or algae growth.


The AquaReady Commitment

We know that you and your aquarium depend on effective and easy to use equipment that is built to last. AquaReady is fully committed to the success of your aquarium experience, which is why every AquaReadyHOB-1.5 Protein Skimmer comes standard with a 1-Year Warranty.



Dimensions (LxWxH): 7.5" x 3.5" x 17"

Pump: SHARK 1.0

Power Consumption: 11 Watts

Outlet Size: 3/4 Inch

Minimum Tank Height 10-7/8"

Requires Approximately 4" of Clearance to Remove Collection Cup

Fits Aquarium Rims up to 3/4" Thick


What's Included?

AquaReady HOB-1.5 Protein Skimmer

Shark 1.0 Skimmer Pump

More Information
Skimmer Type Hang On Back
Capacity Light Bioload - 40 Gallons
Medium Bioload - 60 Gallons
Heavy Bioload - 75 Gallons
Max Tank Thickness 3/4 in.
Output Size 0.75" (3/4 in.)
Pump Rotor Type Needlewheel
Variable Speed No
Power Type AC
Pump Included Yes
Control Type Preset Plug & Play (No Controls)
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