- Desktop NuvoSkim DC Protein Skimmer - Innovative Marine
Keep your Innovative Marine All-In-One tank running crystal clear with the NuvoSkim DC Protein Skimmer!
Finding a skimmer that will fit in the back chambers of an AIO aquarium can be challenging, but Innovative Marine's NuvoSkim DC has a small form factor and gives great results. The DC powered pump and the needle wheel impeller creates copious amounts of bubbles that get sent through a bubble plate to help eliminate turbulence. The low profile cup barely sticks out of the backside of the tank allowing you to monitor it, without needing to move the skimmer.
- Powerful & Efficient DC Pump
- Super Silent Operation
- Rubber Isolation Feet
- Freestanding Design with Rubber Feet
- Bubble Plate Diffuser
- Clear Easy View Collection Cup
Recommended for aquariums up to 25 Gallons
Compatible with the following Innovative Marine Aquariums
- Fusion 10
- Fusion 20
- Fusion Lagoon 25
- Peninsula 14
- Peninsula 20
- Concept Peninsula
- Concept Panorama
Footprint - 3.58" x 2.28"
Height - 9.84"
1x Desktop NuvoSkim DC Protein Skimmer
1x Desktop NuvoSkim DC Pump
1x Air Silencer
1x Collection Cup & Lid
2 months until death By Richard on 7/9/2020Richard wouldn't recommend this product to a friendArrived in one piece and worked well for about 2 months and then the pump just stopped working. Wasn't really dirty but tried cleaning anyways and still nothing. Haven't bothered getting replacement pump as I have lost faith in the skimmer. I own 2 of the dc return pumps and they work great. Not sure why they could t make a reliable skimmer pump.
Update: Noise not so bad, microbubbles virtually gone. By Cole on 11/23/2019Cole would recommend this product to a friendAfter a couple days the microbubbles are virtually gone and the unit actually seems a little quieter, skimmer seems fully broken in at this point, I am a little concerned about the rubber o-ring that holds the cup in place, it seems to already be losing its shape and letting bubbles slip through, probably just a fractional loss of efficiency but seems like a design flaw nonetheless.
Skims great but microbubbles and noise are real. By Cole on 11/21/2019Cole would recommend this product to a friendTL;DR: Skims well but kinda noisy and microbubbly.
Stopped working after 4 days By shane on 8/27/2019shane wouldn't recommend this product to a friendAfter break in period, did not even make it 1 week before it stopped working.
Awesome By Jared on 4/23/2019Jared would recommend this product to a friendI thought the ghost skimmer before this was ineffective and a waste of money, so I was really hesitant about this one. But after using it for about a month now I couldn’t be happier. Water quality seems better and the corals seem much happier. I notice a lot more polyp extension from my sps. The skimmate is a nasty dark brown color which tells me it’s doing what it needs to, and there was about a 15 minute break in period. After that no micro bubbles.
Bubbles Escape... By Andrew on 4/12/2019Andrew wouldn't recommend this product to a friendFor the most part, I do like the skimmer - it produces lots of bubbles/skimmate, it looks good, and it fits my IM nuvo20 tank perfectly. The biggest problem I am having is that the rubber collection cup gasket (which is designed to slide on the outside of the collection cup for adjusting the height of the cup...) does not keep the bubbles inside the skimmer. To me, it seems as though the collection cup is not tight enough inside the skimmer body, and the cup doesn't weigh enough to produce a good 'seal' between the gasket and the skimmer body. The leaking bubbles are noisy and ugly. I am trying to figure out a way to make it work as there really aren't many skimmer options for these desktop sized tanks.
Good skimmer By Brad on 4/6/2019Brad would recommend this product to a friendThis is the best nano skimmer I've used and I've tried a lot of them. It produces good foam and easy to adjust. It's not the quietest skimmer but not too bad.
Much improved... By John on 3/25/2019John would recommend this product to a friendAs compared to the reviews I have heard about the older IM skimmers this newer iteration is a workhorse. Was producing skimmate within an hour of being plugged in and now its been up for a week its pulling some nasty stuff, good dark tea colored skimmate.
I'll upate my review if anything develops overtime but its relatively quiet for skimmer, not a distraction by any means, works great with my lagoon 25, and was at a decent price point.