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Swab the Neck!
This motorized neck cleaner keeps your protein skimmer running at peak efficiency by periodically wiping the inside of the neck where all the crud accumulates. Normally, build up in the neck in as little as 6 to 8 hours after cleaning will cause foam to stick to the sides and resist traveling up and over into the collection cup. Keeping the neck wall clean results in consistent skimmate production similar to a freshly hand-washed skimmer. Simply plug the Swabbie 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 crud will build up and fall back into the skimmer chamber. Swabbie eliminates the chore of daily cleaning for two weeks or more and maintains the level of skimmate production that you would normally get with a freshly-washed skimmer.
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 the Swabbie? Follow this guide to select the correct size:
Select the size in the middle of the range for the best fit. Example: Your collection cup measures 7″ and see that the 6″, 7″ and 8″ all fit, the middle range selection would be 7″ and provide the best fit Please see pic above.
Note regarding wiper reach or length: If your skimmer’s neck is too wide or tall for the standard wiper, please just let us know and we will substitute the next larger wiper size with your Swabbie at no additional charge.
Timer or aquarium controller not included
Power consumption: AC 240v 3w
Cord Length: 6′
Height: 2.75″ above normal skimmer lid
Warranty: 1 year