Works Well By Phil on 9/17/2015
Phil would recommend this product to a friend
I have it in my nuvo fusion 30L tank. It takes awhile to break in but does a good job afterwards. It is designed for the 30L or 40 Innovative Marine systems and does a good job once broke in. It is a simple drop in skimmer that fits perfectly in a compartment at the back of the tank in what is essentially a tank within a tank compartment. As such bubbles if any do not make any difference. I have not noticed any. I cannot comment on its use in other systems.
Good idea with poor execution. By Cleartext on 8/28/2015
Cleartext wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I really wanted to love this skimmer. Sadly the design doesn't feel well thought out. First off the small plastic air valve isn't a replaceable part. I didn't even get the skimmer in the water and I broke the valve trying to turn it. Next the top on the cup doesn't have a tight fit. I can hear it rattle around when the cup is full. Lastly, there is nothing to hold the skimmer up. I bet this isn't a problem when using an IM tank, but if you have a different tank you are going to need to make a stand for the skimmer.
Better than most By Jackie on 12/30/2014
Jackie would recommend this product to a friend
Many of these skimmers for small tanks are poorly made, built from cheap materials, loud, and do very little. This skimmer is none of those things. The acrylic is very nice and it just "feels" like a nice piece of equipment. What I like about this skimmer: it is quiet, completely hidden, made of quality materials, and skims well. What I don't like about it: long break in time, prone to micro bubbles, and price. If it weren't for the horrible micro bubble issue, I'd probably give it 5 stars, but the bubbles are very difficult to get rid of.
Long break in time By Dan on 12/24/2014
Dan would recommend this product to a friend
So i am giving it a extra star because if u can get through the long break in process it does skim well. like i said it is skimming well and the micro bubbles have seem to have for the most part have gone away. It took a good 3 months for micro bubbles to be under control and to feel like it was skimming good.
Microbubbles By ncoble4 on 12/15/2014
ncoble4 wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
The verdict is still out on this skimmer because my tank is still cycling, but I've had several skimmers over the years in various sized tanks and never had microbubble problems until now.
The air intake is also a little noisy.
If everything shapes up and improves I revisit my review.
If you like micro bubbles in your tank A+ By Dan on 8/28/2014
Dan wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
It skims ok but can't seem to get the micro bubbles out of my tank. Which I cannot stand I've tried everything but haven't found the solution yet will repost if I find a solution.