The Hydor Slim Skim Nano is a svelte internal protein skimmer that has been a long time in the making. Powered by the unique Aero air-water mixing pump which is also found in the Slim Skim and the Aeroforce skimmers, the Slim Skim Nano actually uses a specially tuned version of the Aero which is more suited for this small size skimmer.
Like the bigger Slim Skim, the Slim Skim Nano is made of just a few pieces of acrylic which fit together in a very elegant design. Where the Nano departs from the original Slim Skim is in the use of a diffuser bell over the output of the Aero as well as a cylindrical riser tube to help guide the bubbles where they need to go, towards the skimmer cup. We’ve just fired up the SS Nano and we’ll revisit it once it has broken in but in the meantime, enjoy these first hands on pictures of Hydor’s Slim Skim Nano.