Auqa Gadget SkimMate DeskTop Ghost Skimmer - Innovative Marine

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63% Recommend this to a friend (5 of 8)

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Quick Overview

Excellent performance, quiet operation in a sleek design.
  • Recommended for tanks up to 20 Gallons

  • Compatible with Fusion 10, Fusion 20, and Lagoon 25

  • Bubble Plate Diffuser

  • Adjustable Air Valve

  • Suspended Pump Design

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Product Questions

What skimmer will fit the first generation Nano 16?
Question by: John Turner on May 30, 2016 7:46:00 AM
Great question!
With the first generation you will need to check the compartment space available. The Ghost skimmer desktop can work on newer models but not he first generation. This unfortunately is the smallest skimmer available which could fit.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jun 7, 2016 1:54:00 PM

Will the mid-side (#7204) skimmer fit in the discontinued IM Nuvo Nano 24 gallon tank?

Question by: Caroline on Jan 22, 2016 5:37:00 PM
Great question!
The mid size would be too large unfortunately. The Desktop Skimmer would be able to fit however. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jan 28, 2016 3:33:00 PM
Is it possible to buy an impeller for the desktop skimmer?
Question by: Daren Smith on Feb 4, 2016 1:19:00 PM
Great question!
We do not currently have replacement parts available however they may be an option through Innovative Marine directly.
Innovative Marine – 866-368-7941
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Feb 4, 2016 2:29:00 PM
Would this fit into a biocube 14?
Question by: Andrew Willis on Jun 17, 2014 8:11:00 AM
Hi Andrew,
Do you have a chamber on your 14g biocube that is bigger then the dimensions of the skimmer (3.58" x 2.28" x 9.84") ? If so then you should be just fine.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Jun 17, 2014 8:11:00 AM

Full Details

Auqa Gadget Ghost SkimMate Manual


  • Recirculating design that passively recirculates bubbles for maximum dwell time
  • Bubble plate diffuser reduces turbulence
  • Adjustable Air Valve to control air intake
  • Enlarged Air Silencer Box is integrated into skimmer body reducing noise
  • Needlewheel Impeller produces dense micro bubbles
  • Cup drain elbow to prevent overflows
  • Self-draining to eliminate messy maintenance
  • Low Profile Collection Cup
  • Preset to optimal water level


*The AUQA Gadget SkimMate Ghost Skimmer DeskTop [#7203] will not fit the 1st generation Nano 16 aquariums. (Gen 1 Nano 16’s serial numbers are between 7/11/xxxx/xxxx - 11/12/xxxx/xxxx)


Item #: 7203

SkimMate Ghost Skimmer

Model #Compatible with IM TankRecommended Tank SizeDimensionsPump WattsPump Flow Rate
7203 - DeskTop Fusion 10, Fusion 20, Nano 16* Up to 20 gallons 3.58" x 2.28" x 9.84" 6.5 W 158 GPH
7204 - MidSize Fusion 30L & 40 Up to 40 gallons 3.62" x 3.07" x 11.22" 6.5 W 158 GPH
7205 - FullSize SR60, SR80 & SR120 60-120 gallons 5.39" x 3.74" x 14.57" 24 W 370 GPH



8 Items

  • IM - Ghost Skimmer By FLSharkvictim on 4/24/2016

    Still breaking it in but it seems work pretty decent for such a small skimmer.
  • Excellent By KEVIN on 2/25/2016

    Broke in within a week. Dead silent. No micro bubbles in the display after 4 days
  • Great skimmer By Jurgen on 1/29/2016

    Fits nicely on my 10 gallon nuvo fusion and skims great. It's also pretty easy to adjust.
  • Micro Bubbles are out of control By jeff on 9/19/2015

    I have tried for months to fine tune this thing to both skim and not produce micro bubbles. Its very well built but clearly has a flawed design.
  • Bite my tongue By Sean on 3/23/2015

    I guess the skimmer herd me talking bad about it. Starting working great this week end and no more micro bubbles... Working amazing. If your having problems with bubbles just wait it out.
  • Micro Bubbles/Noisy By Matthew on 3/7/2015

    Bought one of these about 6 weeks ago. First off, the micro bubbles seem impossible to control, but after the six weeks, they have seemed to slow down with the help of some filter floss in the return area. Also, playing around with the cup level/air Venturi for weeks on end, I finally found the sweet spot. Still have a few micro bubbles. Also, the noise production out of this thing is incredible. With the stock return pump that IM provides, expect this beast to be about 5x as loud.
  • Great Skimmer By OceanCrazy on 12/11/2014

    I had the first one by innovative marine Aqua gadget desktop skimmate. It did not work for me so I put it aside, then I read about the ghost skimmate made by the same company. I really do like it, it only took 3 days to break in and the micro bubbles cleared up. Just slip it in its compartment rear of the IM 16 and turn it on. That simple
  • Micro bubbles By CTReefer on 9/15/2014

    Skims great! But have not found a way to stop the micro bubbles. Have played with the air intake and raising/lowering collection cup with no luck.