AVAST Marine Works, formerly Grey Seas Aquatics, is adding to their lineup with their new Swabbie motorized protein skimmer neck cleaner. This device will keep your protein skimmer performing at its best, by removing buildup in the skimmer’s neck. This deposited gunk on the skimmer’s wall can really hinder bubble development, causing your skimmer to under perform significantly. In addition to making your skimmer work more efficiently, this handy little piece of equipment can really cut back on how much time you spend performing regular maintenance on your equipment. AVAST Marine Works makes these self cleaning heads for various size skimmer cups (6″, 7″, 8″, 10″, and 12″), and they even do custom sizes. Both the standard and custom sizes retail for $135, which is virtually nothing compared to other protein skimmer cleaning heads, which can go for multiple hundreds or thousands of dollars. See below for more information from AVAST Marine Works.
Swab the Neck!
This motorized neck cleaner keeps your protein skimmer running at peak efficiency, while keeping you from having to clean out that foul-smelling mess by hand and stinking up your house. Your significant other will really love this device. Simply plug it into a timer (not included) or aquarium controller and set it to run for a few minutes 4 to 6 times per day. When run this way, no gunk will build up and fall back into your water. Your skimmer’s neck will stay crystal clear all the time!
The Swabbie currently comes in several sizes as a replacement lid for your skimmer’s collection cup. All lids are made from heavy duty 3/8″ material. The single pivot point on the wiper allows Swabbie to clean conical necks as well. Not sure if your skimmer will accommodate Swabbie? Simply contact us and we will help you make the proper measurements. Custom lid and wiper sizes are possible, too. Please click here to go to the custom Swabbie order page.
Now available starting at the introductory price of just 134.99!
- 6″, 7″ and 8″ models are adjustable for 2.75″-4.25″ (70-108mm) diameter necks
- 10″ and 12″ models are adjustable for 4″-7″ (100-175mm) diameter necks
- Timer or aquarium controller not included
- Power consumption: AC 110v 3w
- Cord length: 8′
- Height: 2″ above normal skimmer lid
- Warranty: 1 year