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Old 01/13/2019, 07:21 PM   #1
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Protein skimmer for Nuvo 20

Hey guys Iíve only been into the hobby for year now and I started out with a 75 gallon tank. Well with work and life getting in the way I had to take that tank down. With that being said I bought a Nuvo 20 so again Iím new to the nano part as well lol. My tank has been up and running for 6 months or so and my starting to buy more things for the tank. Right now Iím looking for a good quality protein skimmer that will fit in the back chamber of my Nuvo 20, I bought a Hydor Slim Skim but it does not fit so Iím now back to square one.


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Old 01/13/2019, 07:23 PM   #2
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Here is the dimensions of my tank


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Old 01/13/2019, 07:25 PM   #3
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With modifications the aqua excel pipeless nano skimmer will fit and its a beast.

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Old 01/13/2019, 08:45 PM   #4
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Why don't you just get the Innovative Marine Ghost Skimmer that's made for the tank? The new one workyea really good and its on MD.com for $140.


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Old 01/13/2019, 10:28 PM   #5
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I believe the new model is called the innovative marine nuvo skim. It wasnt available when I set mine up, so I went with an eshopps nano. It fits in the second chamber but it's a close fit


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Old 01/14/2019, 03:55 AM   #6
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Why don't you just get the Innovative Marine Ghost Skimmer that's made for the tank? The new one workyea really good and its on MD.com for $140.
Iíve read and heard bad to mixed reviews on that skimmer. If Iím going to spend $140 a nano skimmer it better one of the best lol


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Old 01/14/2019, 07:51 AM   #7
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I had the original innovative marine nano skimmer and its garbage. I also tried the eshops nano. Its better but not by much. Unless you don't care about a giant skimmer sticking out the top of you tank go with the aquamaxx. But i like the aqua excel

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Old 01/14/2019, 10:34 AM   #8
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Iíve read and heard bad to mixed reviews on that skimmer. If Iím going to spend $140 a nano skimmer it better one of the best lol
Go on Marine Depot an watch the comparison video on the new IM skimmer vs the old. I agree the old one way over skimmed and produced too much water in its waste. But the new one has been revamped and seems to work really well.


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Old 01/15/2019, 10:53 AM   #9
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I have the new one on order and it should be here tomorrow. I’ll be setting my tank up this weekend but I’ll keep everyone posted on how it works when I get it going


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Old 01/15/2019, 12:02 PM   #10
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I had the innovative Marine ghost skimmer on my nuvo 20 it works great never had an issue with it it takes a couple of weeks for it to stop producing microbubbles in the tank but other than that I started skimming right off the bat I never stopped

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Old 01/15/2019, 12:03 PM   #11
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I have the new one on order and it should be here tomorrow. Iíll be setting my tank up this weekend but Iíll keep everyone posted on how it works when I get it going
Keep me posted. I have the original IM Ghost Skimmer which isnt all that great.... It skims wayyyyy to wet. I was considering doing with the new Nuvo Skim skimmer after watching the video about it.

Would like to hear what you think.


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Old 01/15/2019, 01:50 PM   #12
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Keep me posted. I have the original IM Ghost Skimmer which isnt all that great.... It skims wayyyyy to wet. I was considering doing with the new Nuvo Skim skimmer after watching the video about it.

Would like to hear what you think.
No problem. Like I said, my tank will be here Friday so it will be a little bit before itís actually able to be put to the test.


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Old 01/15/2019, 04:58 PM   #13
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Tunze 9001 fits in the middle return chamber, you will need to go with 2 smaller pumps as opposed to one. I personally removed a baffle between the 1st and 2nd chamber and have it sit there.

Icecap K-1 nano will fit in the 2nd chamber without mods


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Old 01/16/2019, 09:26 PM   #14
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Guys awesome feedback!!! Keep it coming I’m still looking into what everyone has suggested. Just trying to narrow it down to the one that best fits my needs and wants lol I also at the same time I’m planning on how I wanna set up my vertex RX-u 2.0 reactor


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Old 01/18/2019, 01:24 PM   #15
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weekly water change and stocked refugium. my 10 gallon has been doing great (knock on wood) doing this for over a year. I have an ATO so the salinity is fairly constant and I can knock out a water change in less then 10 min.


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Old 01/19/2019, 07:44 PM   #16
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Got the new Nuvo skimmer in. Very well made, fits perfectly in tank, super quite, great from production.


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