Innovative Marine AUQA Gadget Nuvo SkimMate Nano Protein Skimmer - MidSize

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Innovative Marine

AuqaGadget - SkimMate Midsize - Protein Skimmer - Up to 65g

Nano Size…Huge Performance!

Supercharge your NUVO with the efficient SkimMate needle-wheel foam fractionator, which effectively removes dissolved organics, increases oxygen levels, and creates a cleaner & clearer aquarium. Innovative internal design discreetly hides behind filter wall to remain out of sight of main viewing area. Made of quality cell-cast acrylic and offered with either top or clamp mount skimmer bracket which houses integrated silencer for finger-tip adjustment. Utilizes a needle-wheel impeller that disburses micro bubbles to extract harmful toxins and removes phosphates that cause undesirable nuisance algae.


  • Desktop – rated to 65 gallons
  • Needle Wheel-Impeller creates dense dark SkimMate
  • Energy efficient 6.5 watt power consumption
  • Solid cell-cast acrylic construction
  • Easy turn knob for height adjustment
  • Noise reducing silencer with air adjustment valve
  • Water Outlet level control ( Mid-Size Model Only)
  • Small compact form factor (Designed for Nuvo 24, Micro30, Mini38)
  • High performance in Small Footprint
  • Large volume collection cup with O-Ring
  • Top or Clamp Mount acrylic bracket for secure placement
  • Dimensions: 3.75"L x 3.25"W x 15.79"H
  • Pump Flow Rate: 158GPH
  • Energy Consumption: 6.5W
  • Capacity: up to 65 Gallons

Product Manuals & Documentation

Innovative Marine AUQA Gadget Nuvo SkimMate Nano Protein Skimmer - MidSize

Owner's Manual available for download in Adobe PDF file format

Innovative Marine AUQA Gadget Nuvo SkimMate Nano Protein Skimmer - MidSize

Additional Info 1 available for download in Adobe PDF file format



Experience Level: Intermediate

First Impressions

I have this skimmer in the back of a new Innovative Marine Nuvo Fusion 20 gallon. It fits perfect. I've had several different skimmers in the past, so I have some knowledge of their operation and weak points. At this early stage (less than a week) the skimmer is emitting lots of micro-bubbles into the main tank. Supposedly it will go away within a week or so. I have about 10 pounds of cycled rock in the tank for a small bio-load. It seems the water level in the main skimmer body fluctuates without any changes to the skimmers level, outlet tube or the air adjustment knob. The outlet tube is wide open. I adjust the level so it's about 1/4 - 3/8 inch from the bottom of the cup, just to be safe. Then within a few hours I'll look at it and the level has risen into the upper tube, or overflowed the cup completely. When the cup overflows, it drains back into the tank. Not good but better than on the floor! The design seems sound, but not sure if the fluctuating level situation came be adjusted out so there's a large degree of safety. As for sound level, it's very quiet. It would be appreciated and useful if the cup had a drain port, fitting and silicone hose. I'll report back in a month or so, J

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