The NuvoSkim DC is the latest generation of Innovative Marine’s internal protein skimmer which previously went as the Ghost Skimmer. The skimmer body has changed from ghostly white to jet black, but otherwise all of the internals of the body itself are identical to previous models.
The biggest difference with the new NuvoSkim DC is the use of an all new non-controllable DC pump. The pump Innovative Marine uses in the NuvoSkim DC produces more consistent and denser foam, has a much shorter break in time and apparently generates virtually no microbubbles to escape into the aquarium.
Other more nuanced changes focus more on reducing noise and vibration with the addition of a second air silencer in addition to the internal one, and rubber feet to steady the whole assembly. But one of the biggest and most welcome changes of the Innovative Marine NuvoSkim DC is a significant price drop.
The Desktop NuvoSkim DC only sees a ten dollar reduction to $140 but the Midsize NuvoSkim DC will now be 20% cheaper going from $199 to $159. Like the Ghost Skimmer before it the square body of the NuvoSkim DC is perfectly sized and shaped to slip into Innovative Marine’s sprawling catalog of All in One aquariums.