There’s no hobby quite like the hobby and love for fish keeping. Period.

But behind all the beauty and color of a well-kept aquarium system is commitment and hard work to maintain it.

If you want to start your journey is fish keeping but have no experience or expertise, then we strongly recommend that you start small.

One beginner product that has been making a lot of noise among fish keepers is the Innovative Marine Nuvo Fusion Nano 20 Gallon Premium starter Kit.

But what lies on the other side of all the positive feedbacks and responses? Is it truly a quality aquarium kit? Will it be worth the money you spend on it?

That’s what we are here to find out today in our Innovative Marine Nuvo Fusion Nano 20 Gallon Premium starter Kit review. Interested? Keep reading.

Innovative Marine Nuvo Fusion 20 Review: Features, Pros & Cons

Design and Construction

The Innovative Marine Nuvo Fusion Pro 20 Gallon Premium starter Kit is far from your back in the days fish bowl which . . ..let’s be honest here, wasn’t big enough for 1 betta.

This aquarium starter kit is more or less a small scale version of your top of the line massive aquariums. The Nano 20 Gallon Premium starter Kit comes with a tank, a hood and a beautiful stand.

The Nuvo Fusion 20’s dimension is 24 inches in length, 15 inches in width and 13 inches 6mm in height.


This 20 gallon-er fish tank is definitely not small, but it is not too big for noobs and rookies either. The tank is a square glass, no curves, which give you maximum crystal clear visibility.

Having said that, the glass tank is notorious for cracking. Ouch! Not a good sign. The hood and stand (stand bought separately) come in black which makes the entire setup look very chic and contemporary.

LED Lighting

The Innovative Marine Nuvo Fusion Nano 20 Gallon Premium starter Kit also includes a new clamp-on Skye LED which is specifically made to be attached on to the rim of the Fusion Nano aquarium tank. The LED light have alternating 3 watt blue and white illuminations (each clamp boasts 6 x 3 watt LEDs  which is 3 x 10K and 3 x 456nm) which offer the tank just the right amount of power, visibility and heat to create a soothing and comfortable atmosphere all while looking fabulous.

There has to be something said about the quality of these lights however. Although they work brilliantly, they work only while it lasts. The lights have a bad rep for having a short life span. If you want something more professional to grow corals then check out this one.


The pump in the Innovative Marine Nuvo Fusion Nano 20 Gallon Premium starter Kit offers you 326 GPH and has a flexible hose and return elbows with dual directional flow nozzles. Convenient and smart. Enough circulation for most of the soft corals and zoanthids.


  • Great beginner tank
  • Beautiful
  • Easy to set up
  • Low maintenance


  • Little bit noisy
  • Misinformed product details
  • Tanks tends to crack sometimes
  • Not so great LED lights

Some Alternatives You May Also Consider

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If you are looking for more options of 10 gallon tanks or 20 gallons tanks here you go. But these are more generic type and mostly for freshwater aquariums.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is there a smaller kit in the Innovative Marine Nuvo Fusion Nano series?

As a matter of fact, yes, there is. The one you are looking at is 20g. But if you’d like to go smaller but with all the same fixes then the company also have an Innovative Marine Nuvo Fusion Nano 10 Gallon Premium starter Kit. It is, yet again, great for beginners.

Do I get a heater with the Innovative Marine Nuvo Fusion Nano 20 Gallon Premium starter Kit?

Heater is not included in the purchase of this set, unfortunately. Consider buying a good heater for your tank separately.

How’s the noise output?

It isn’t a 100% mute that’s for sure. We’ll be honest and go ahead to say that yes, it is a tad bit noisy. But then again, we have heard worse.

How much does it weigh without all the work done?

Without the water and all the life you put in it, the complete Innovative Marine Nuvo Fusion Nano 20 Gallon Premium starter Kit weighs a little below 43 pounds. Give or take 2 pounds.

Do I get a protein skimmer with it?

No. Protein skimmer is not included. That has to be bought separately.

Final Words

Well, folks, that was our detailed and honest review of the Innovative Marine Nuvo Fusion Nano 20 Gallon Premium starter Kit. And to give you a 100%, we are going to admit that we don’t feel too hopeful about this starter kit. Yes, we have heard some great things, but we are finding it terribly hard to convince ourselves that the Innovative Marine Nuvo Fusion Nano 20 Gallon Premium Starter Kit is a worthy, qualified product. It may look beautiful, but it lack quality parts which is going to drive you crazy at some point. And the misinformed product description is a total deal breaker for us. Not our favorite. Thumbs down.

Goes to show, don’t believe what you hear, ey? With this, it’s a wrap. Well before we go you can check out our best nano reef tank reviews for something better to meet your requirements! Thank you for staying with us and we will see you next time. Adios!

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