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Swabbie motorized Protein Skimmer neck cleaner by Avast

Posted on Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 at 6:03 pm by
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The Swabbie is a motorized protein skimmer neck cleaner from Avast. This little gizmo will keep your skimmer running at peak efficiency, and save you the hassle of having to perform this act yourself. You can plug the Swabbie into a timer, or aquarium controller of your choice, and set it to run 4-6 times a day (a few minutes each time). This will prevent buildup from forming on the neck altogether. At this time, there are 6″ and an 8″ models available. Made of heavy duty acrylic, the Swabbie uses a single pivot point wiper, which allows it to clean conical skimmer necks as well. The introductory price is $134.99.

Technical Data:
Fits 6″/150mm/160mm or 8″/200mm collection cups
Both 6″ and 8″ models are adjustable for 3″-4.5″ diameter necks
Timer or aquarium controller not included
Power consumption: AC 120v 3w
Height: 2″ above normal skimmer lid
Warranty: 1 year

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3 Responses to “Swabbie motorized Protein Skimmer neck cleaner by Avast”

  1. John says:

    wonder if it works like the BK one

  2. rick says:

    well…it’s like a 10th of the price…so hopefully not for BK

  3. Clams On Demand says:

    I use my finger lol

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