When we first spotted the Spin Stream in Innovative Marine’s promotional video for their Nuvo Aquarium we had a hunch that this nifty little device would be sold separately, and now we have proof. On a recent to Denver-area LFS Aquamart we saw a couple examples of the Spin Stream rotating return nozzle packaged and for sale separately, for the modest sum of $29.99. The Spin Stream can mount right into the Nuvo Aquarium line by Innovative Marine or it can simply be fitted on the end of any return, capable of 40 degrees of rotation and the swivel speed depending on how much of the 50 to 600 gallons per hour it can handle.
Of course the flow-driven return is not exactly new, we’ve seen it plenty in the ZooMed Power Sweep powerheads and the SCWD, but it is in this form factor. Of course if we don’t say it here, one of you will comment on how the Spin Stream will seize up the nanosecond a bit of sand or calcium build up gets at it, but hopefully it may actually operate for a long time with regular cleaning.