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NUVOSkim DC Protein Skimmer Midsize AUQA Gadget - Innovative Marine


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The Skimmer Evolved.

Let’s give a warm welcome to the NuvoSkim DC, the industry’s first, energy efficient, direct current powered nano protein skimmer.

Fewer adjustments, remarkably quiet and ultra-fast break in time; the NuvoSkim DC recirculating protein skimmer effectively removes dissolved organics, increases oxygen levels, and creates a cleaner & clearer aquarium.

Along with the engine overhaul the NuvoSkim DC took on a secondary air silencer, vibration reducing rubber feet, enlarged air intake and a new convex lid for drier skim. All these features unite to create Innovative Marine`s most efficient skimmer yet, delivering a new era of uncompromising design and performance.


  • DC Powered Needle Wheel
  • Dual Silencers (Internal & External)
  • Noise Reducing Rubber Feet
  • Enlarged Air Silencer Box
  • Drop In Convenience
  • Bubble Plate Diffuser
  • Suspended Pump Design
  • Low Profile Cup Design
  • Needle Wheel Impeller
  • Airline Management
  • Convex Lid


4 Stars


Reviewed on
December 29, 2020

No, I would not recommend this.

Three pumps in one year

Pros: Nice design

Cons: Need 3 pumps in 13 months

Should I give up on this skimmer? $160 and I need to buy a 3rd pump after 13 months! Not cool

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Reviewed on
August 29, 2019

Yes, I would recommend this.

good 40 gal and under skimmer

Pros: Fits perfect in AIO IM tanks

Cons: needs a threaded fitting for an external skimming secondary drain

Great skimmer no issues . started up new tank added this after cycle and took about a week to start pulling out gunk , just ordered and received another for second tank . It fills the holding cup every 24 hrs to max capacity and at highest available setting.

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Reviewed on
June 06, 2019

Yes, I would recommend this.

Great Skimmer

Pros: Perfect fit in Fusion-40, quiet, works great.

Cons: None

Fits perfectly in my Fusion 40, have been running it for about 8-weeks and is working quite well. Break-in time was only about 3-4 days and it started making skimmate. It is also very quiet, highly recommend it.

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Reviewed on
May 19, 2019

No, I would not recommend this.

Absolute worst skimmer I've ever used

Pros: none

Cons: many

Please don't make the same mistake I did buying this junk.

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Reviewed on
April 25, 2019

Yes, I would recommend this.

A Bit Expensive

Pros: It produces skim without any adjustment other than moving cuo uo and down.

Cons: Expensive

It is simple to get started, just attach airline and drop it into my Nuvo 30L. Started skimming in 5 days. Gave it 4 stars as it is expensive and I don't know how long it will work as I had bad experience with a Ghost Skimmer Hopefully this will do better.

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Reviewed on
March 25, 2019

Yes, I would recommend this.

NUVOSkim DC Protein Skimmer Midsize AUQA Gadget - Innovative Marine

Pros: Does the job of a big skimmer, but for a little tank

Cons: Really don't have any cons, great skimmer

This is a great little skimmer, started skimming in 2 days, very nice product. Plus dealing with Marine Depot is always great!

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Reviewed on
February 25, 2019

No, I would not recommend this.


Cons: Extremely loud

This thing is ridiculously noisy I plugged it in and could not believe it. I thought something might be wrong with the pump so I removed it, took out the impeller and put everything back together and it was just as bad. I wouldn’t put this thing in my living room and my tank is in my bedroom. Very disappointed ! Wouldn’t not recommend. I will be contacting Innovative Marine for a refund. A $160 nano protein skimmer should not be this loud !

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Reviewed on
December 23, 2018

Yes, I would recommend this.

Good skimmer

Pros: Very little micro bubbles and makes skimmate very fast

Cons: Little noisy

When I first plugged in in there were very few micro bubbles and the next morning none.It was marking a little skimmate the next morning also.I am very please with this skimmer.No adjustment to mess with only setting the cup height.The only thing it’s a little noisy but not to bad,Hopefully this will quite down once broke in.

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