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Innovative Marine

Unseen. Unheard. Unrivaled Performance - SkimMate Ghost – Protein Skimmer

Drop in, ready to skim. Completely re-engineered to push the limits of All-In-One skimmers, the SkimMate Ghost Series is packed with a plethora of performance driving features that propels organics out of your aquarium water. These user-friendly, recirculating protein skimmers are equipped with bubble plates, integrated air silencers, and needle wheel impellers, all housed in a pearl white body that embodies a fresh modern look on its’ exterior and an array of performance features on its’ interior.

Features

  • Recirculating Design – Passively recirculates bubbles for maximum dwell time
  • Drop-In Convenience – Preset to optimal water level and eliminates the need for extra accessories.
  • Enlarged Air Silencer Box– integrated into the skimmer’s body for a seamless look while reducing noise.
  • Bubble Plate Diffuser – Reduces turbulence inside skimmer to improve skimmate production
  • Adjustable Air Valve – Provides air intake control
  • Needle Wheel Impeller – Produces dense micro bubbles
  • Cup Drain Elbow – Prevents overflows
  • Airline Management – Keeps airline organized and “kink free”
  • Suspended Pump Design – Reduces vibration by suspension
  • Self-Draining – Eliminate messy maintenance
  • Low Profile Cup Design – Keeps your skimmer hidden from view
Specifications
  • Dimensions: 3.58” x 2.28” x 9.84”
  • Tank Capacity: 20 gallon
  • Designed For: NUVO Fusion 10 & 20. Nano 16 (2nd Generation)*
  • 110-120V/60HZ
  • 6.5 watts
  • Flow Rate: 158 GPH
    *Please note: the Ghost skimmer will not fit 1st generation Nano 16 aquariums manufactured in 2011 & 2012. Please measure your aquarium to confirm fitment.







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Innovative Marine AUQA Gadget Ghost Protein Skimmer - DeskTop

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29 Reviews

Smooth Reefer from Orange County CA

09/30/2016

Experience Level: Expert

Great Skimmer

First thing I noticed was the build quality. The entire skimmer is made of thick acrylic. Definitely a solid feel to it. Make sure to rinse the body in warm water to help speed the break in process. Took about a week and a half to start producing a consistent skim. The pump produces a thick column of tiny bubbles. The sound level of the pump is low enough compared to other skimmers, but I wouldn't recommend it in your bedroom if your a light sleeper. Over all a great skimmer and I don't feel I wasted my money at all. Buy it!

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ALLAN ROEDER from COSTA MESA, CA UNITED STATES

09/15/2016

Experience Level: Intermediate

Good Product

So far (3 weeks) the Ghost Protein skimmer has performed as advertised. As with most skimmers, it took a few days to break in but is now doing the job. I purchased this skimmer for a 10 gallon Innovative Marine tank for 2 seahorses. Given the demands of raising seahorses, water quality is everything especially in terms of minimizing nitrates. The Ghost Protein skimmer is doing a good job of meeting the challenge.

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JOHN ALLAN from MARICOPA, AZ UNITED STATES

08/13/2016

Experience Level: Intermediate

Ghost Skimmer

I just received my new midsize Ghost Skimmer for a replacement for my cads light that only lasted 1 year. What a great skimmer after only 3 days I am getting dark skim much easier to set than the cads light and quieter, only thing I would suggest is that innovative marine have a small bracket on the back of the unit to be able to adjust the water level. I keep my water a little higher so the Ghost was not slide in ready, I used a small command Velcro strip to hold the unit in place and it works perfect to hold the Skimmer in place, I would recommend this skimmer for any one with a innovative marine tank.I run a innovative marine 30L tank and when looking for a protein skimmer there where very few skimmers that fit this tank.

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ALLEN SELLICK from UNION, OR UNITED STATES

06/17/2016

Experience Level: Beginner

Works great.

Built well and fits my Nuvo Fusion 30L perfectly.

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SHANE CROUSE from Largo, FL UNITED STATES

06/13/2016

Experience Level: Intermediate

Not worth your money

I've had the skimmer for about six months now. And I've had nothing but problems. At first it started where the protein skimmer would just stop I would have to take it apart and adjust the impeller with my needle nose pliers. Over the weekend it's stopped working again so I took it apart once more and this time the impeller was running backwards so at this point I have no protein skimmer. When I originally ordered my tank and stand. When the stand arrived it had huge scratches and screw and tensions on one side.

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ROB WILKINSON from ESSINGTON, PA UNITED STATES

05/27/2016

Experience Level: Expert

It's a monster after break-in.

I purchased this unit for my Innovative Marine Nuvo-24. While it DOES fit, I needed to make a small platform for it to stand on top operate at the correct water level... since the Nuvo-24 is a discontinued tank. It went through the typical micro-bubble phase during break-in, but since they cleared up I've been emptying the collection cup every other day. I was getting a little nervous about the duration of the break-in, because I've only ever had large systems before.... patience definitely paid off. Some reviewers have reported abnormal noise from the pump(s)... Mine is whisper quiet. The tank is in my bedroom & I never hear any of the equipment. The reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is the size / operation of the collection cup. The lid doesn't secure well during operation & the drain fitting is fixed. The cup could easily be twice as large. The lid rises off the cup as soon as skimming starts (I made several more vent holes & this helped a bit) The drain elbow is glued instead of being threaded to adjust the angle. Still, for the money.... you get a decent machine that does its job very well.

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LEE LARSON from DESOTO, TX UNITED STATES

12/27/2015

Experience Level: Expert

Ghost skimmer

Hard working little skimmer. After break in period it is high affective and quiet. It is somewhat loud during break in period ( 2 weeks). So far it is a great addition to my Fusion 20g.

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Fox from AZ UNITED STATES

12/18/2015

Experience Level: Intermediate

Loving it!

Set-up was easy. Added this to my 20g nuvo fusion. First 3 days kept bubbles/fizz about half way up the outlet tunnel. Micro bubbles started heavy, after a day or so they pretty much disappeared. Was growing concerned about power/bubble action, it seemed weak. Day 4 I adjusted the height to bring bubbles to the tip of the outlet tunnel. Within minutes I had a very nice foam and had to adjust the bubbles back to mid point of outlet tunnel and rising through out the day. Day 5 good skimate leaving the aquarium(woot)! Also, very quiet for a skimmer. First week 5 stars.

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DAVID MCERLEAN from San Clemente, CA

06/10/2015

Experience Level: Beginner

It works... I think

I like the product and it seems like its working. Only complaint so far is that there is little to no help on directions on how to set it up for the best results. A video on how to adjust the skimmer with the water level would be a huge help to make sure I set it up right. Only available videos for this unit are promotional ones so far. I'm using this in a Solana 34 all in one and it fits like a glove.

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DAVID DRAKULICH from PARKER, CO UNITED STATES

02/13/2015

Experience Level: Intermediate

Not recommended

After my first one was cracked, I received the second. The motto couldn't be further from the truth. This product is not unseen, not unheard and definitely has better rivals. After spending two months with this product, I finally gave up. Tried every setting, every level with my ATO, every position,spoke with IM, researched every article on these, just never got a good skim. But the worst part was the microbubbles never went away. They would subside but never went completely away, which made the tank look foggy and unclean. After buying the IM 30L with MANY Innovative Marine accessories, I am already planning a replacement tank and setup. Unfortunate

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