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Innovative Marine AUQA Gadget Nuvo SkimMate Nano Protein Skimmer

Innovative Marine AUQA Gadget Nuvo SkimMate Nano Protein Skimmer

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AuqaGadget - SkimMate - Desktop - Protein Skimmer. Up to 25g

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.

Features:
  • Desktop – rated to 25 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
  • Small compact form factor (Designed for Nano16)
  • High performance in Small Footprint
  • Large volume collection cup with O-Ring
  • Top or Clamp Mount acrylic bracket for secure placement
Specifications:
  • Dimensions: 3.75"L x 2.60"W x 13.05"H
  • Pump Flow Rate: 158GPH
  • Energy Consumption: 6.5W
  • Capacity: up to 25 Gallons








Innovative Marine AUQA Gadget Nuvo SkimMate Nano Protein Skimmer Reviews



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It could be better!!

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Reviewers Rating Below Average


Posted: 12/25/2013 from Fayetteville, NC UNITED STATES
2.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Skimmer produced a lot of microbubbles at first and after 6 months it still is but not as much. It also keeps suddenly filling the collection cup with tank water for no reason. I have to raise the whole skimmer as high as I can and release the air control all the way to stop it from overflowing. I have talked with them and they say that is normal. I dont know!!!


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Fair at Best

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Posted: 12/21/2013 from WEST ORANGE, NJ UNITED STATES
3.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: As many of the other reviewers have pointed out, this skimmer is nearly impossible to dial in, and is extremely sensitive to the water level. Slight differences in the water level can result in either no skim or extreme over skim. It does fit the IM Nuvo 38 perfectly, but unless you are willing to put up with a skimmer that requires constant adjustment and fidgeting, look elsewhere.


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Works well

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 11/13/2013 from CANYON COUNTRY, CA UNITED STAT
4.5 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: This skimmer works well and produces a lot of skimmate. The only problem i have had with it (I've had it for 6 months now) is the air line tubing, it gets clogged with salt dust and the performance slowly decreases. I realized it was clogged when the skimmer completely stopped working. All you have to do is clean the airline tubing every 4 months and it will be a great skimmer for your tank


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DO NOT BUY

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Reviewers Rating Unsatisfactory


Posted: 10/19/2013 from LYNDHURST, NJ UNITED STATES
0.5 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: Do not buy this. I made the mistake of buying both the midsize and desktop skimmer for two IM tanks. The micro bubbles, noise and overflowing were way too much for $250 worth of skimmers.


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Gave up after six days

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Reviewers Rating Unsatisfactory


Posted: 8/4/2013 from Merrimack, NH UNITED STATES
0.5 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: Have a Nuvo 16 which I love. This skimmer is terrible. Been at this for 21 years, never experienced such a terrible product. Have experienced micro bubble from a hang on skimmer before but this was so severe the lense on my 2x24 T5 fixture was wet and coated. Severe micro bubbles closed up all my corals and four of my fish died from stress. Only bought about two weeks ago but don't have packaging to return it. Took off tank and bought Aquaeurousa nano skimmer.


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good skimmer

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Reviewers Rating Great


Posted: 7/26/2013 from Lancaster, CA UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I took the chance on ordering this skimmer because I have the innovative marine 38 gallon tank. Nice fit, looks like it belongs on the tank. Getting a good skim after about 4 days. The tank is cycling with no fish....


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Okay Skimmer

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Posted: 6/29/2013 from OGDEN, UT UNITED STATES
3.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I had problems with it leaking a lot


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Does the Job, but...

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Reviewers Rating Great


Posted: 6/13/2013 from EWA BEACH, HI UNITED STATES
3.5 5
Experience Level: Beginner


Comments: It can be made slightly better. Most reviews ive read have been focused on the microbubbles. I had them for about a week, but they have gone away. The problems i had were the tube getting canked and the chamber sliding up and down when i empty the cup. I fixed the tube by simply making it shorter. I had to tighten the chamber clamp as tight as possible and i have to be careful when taking off and putting on the cup or the chamber will slide down. Its a real pain, but can easily be fixed with another tightening bracket. I also had some over flow issues the first week while trying to calibrate it. Ive had it for about a month and it pulls tons of skim, i empty the cup every other day.


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Loud and erratic

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Reviewers Rating Unsatisfactory


Posted: 4/23/2013 from JUPITER, FL UNITED STATES
1.0 5
Experience Level: Beginner


Comments: Have had this skimmer for almost a month. Still producing tons of micro bubbles and the unit is very loud. Overall not what was advertised on YouTube. Clearly not designed for the Nuvo 16 as you can't adjust the height high enough for good consistent performance. It will overflow for now reason and spill over onto the ground. Love my IM tank hate their skimmer . Wish I could return...


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Still Struggling

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Posted: 4/12/2013 from Woodbridge, VA UNITED STATES
3.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Have had this skimmer for a week now and have yet to get it dialed in. I go to bed with it at a very low level of bubbles and wake up and its overflowing the catch tank. Am trying to cut the air line tube down little by little to see if it helps but again... still no joy. I have the neck as far down as possible, the air nozzle almost all the way open and still have yet to get it dialed in on the Innovative-Marine Nuvo 16 it was made for. Still lots of micro bubble too. Very frustrating. Considering sending it back if the shorter air tube or a new air tube does not resolve my issue.


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