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Review on my "Innovative Marine BioSkim DC AIO Nano Protein Skimmer Universal" $50

 

I have a Lifegard 9.98 AIO and the sump area is very, very tight. I purchased the "Innovative Marine BioSkim DC AIO Nano Protein Skimmer Universal". The ad said it was new, so I was skeptical.  Price $50. This skimmer works great. Years ago I had a Tunze skimmer and had to do a lot of adjustments. This skimmer is awesome. I recommend putting it into the 2nd chamber. Had to figure this out. The first compartment is the overfill chamber and I had a sponge in the 2nd chamber, and the skimmer in the 3rd compartment. However, for ATO to work properly, I found it better to put skimmer in the 2nd chamber. Really works well. Dimensions are 3.9" X 2.2" X 11.2. Rated up to 34 gallons. Also includes an adjustable hanger if needed.

 

Skimmer broke in very fast (few days) and when doing water changes, it goes crazy. There is a recommended water line to be set for the sump and that line, produces very nice skim. I originally wanted an Aqua C external skimmer, that I had used in many of my tanks, but that skimmer is no longer sold. In the Aqua C you could purchase a skimmer cup, that drained when it over flowed. I wish I had that feature for this skimmer. To me, this skimmer price is cheap, for how well it works.

 

For a bit, I was worried, that I would not be able to get a sump for this tight fit AOI. Luckily, this skimmer fits and does an excellent job.

 

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Marcos Duarte

Now I have a Bubble Magus QQ2 in my 30g cube (with underneath sump). Do you think it would be a good idea to change for this new Bioskim?

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Manifest_reef

I'm having a lot of issues with this skimmer! I've had it going for a few hours and there are microbubbles EVERYWHERE it's a complete disaster. The collection cup is filling repeatedly with crystal clear water, I've dumped it out 4 times already. I have it in one of the 2nd chambers in my IM Nuvo Fusion 20 and I followed the setup directions exactly. Am I doing something wrong here???

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Manifest_reef

 Also it's supposed to be silent and its SO LOUD

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thedon986
1 hour ago, Manifest_reef said:

 Also it's supposed to be silent and its SO LOUD

Breaking a new skimmer, that sounds normal. Raise the cup up high and let it run for a few days and it should start to calm down. Can’t help you on the noise, IM skimmers have always been noisy if I recall correctly. It might quiet down once it breaks in and a biofilm starts to form on the surfaces. 

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