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Swabbie Retrofit

Swabbie Retrofit

15 reviews
$ 159.99

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.

This Swabbie option is for existing lid retrofit.  Just send us your skimmer's lid and we will install the motor housing for you.  Turn around is usually about a week from when we receive the lid.  When ordering, please add a comment in the box at checkout to alert us that you are sending your lid and when we should expect it.  Another option is to request a new lid from your skimmer manufacturer be sent to us, that way you don't have to use a dinner plate on your skimmer until the Swabbies lid returns to you.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the retrofit process.  You may send your lid to us at:

Avast Marine Works
12953 Back Rd.
Strasburg, VA 22657

Please write your order number on the box when sending in your lid for retrofit.  This is a free service included with purchase of a new Swabbie retrofit.

Technical Data:
Modification of original skimmer lid means a perfect fit every time
Timer or aquarium controller not included
Power consumption: AC 110v 3w
Height: The motor housing is 3.25" above the skimmer lid
Warranty: 1 year

Click here for the user manual
Click here for the self-install manual

Read further technical details about the Swabbie here

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4.9 Based on 15 Reviews
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Chad Z.
United States United States
Excellent Skimmer Neck Cleaner

Excellent..I sent my skimmer lid for a skimmer neck install. They modified their product at my request so I could keep skimmer cup float switch and had it back to me in less then week. (USPS was slow) Works flawlessly!!!

Huy N.
United States United States
Swabbie retrofit

Does a great job keeping the skimmer neck clean

Avast Marine Works Swabbie Retrofit Review
Jose M.
United States United States
U guys are the best

U guys are the best highly recommend!!! I send my protein skimmer lid. To get drill it didn’t even took a week I had it back is a couple of days ! Excellent customer service

Avast Marine Works Swabbie Retrofit Review
Christopher S.
United States United States
Swabbie retrofit

The turnaround time was unbelievable!! Much easier than trying to do it myself.

Joseph D.
United States United States
Swabbie is the King!

I recently purchased the Swabbie for my Reef Octopus Elite 220-SSS skimmer and I am so happy that I used Avast and not any other competitor. The blade is perfect size and very easy to clean. My skimmate production is so much better now. I run the swabbie 4 times daily at 2 minute intervals. I am highly impressed with everything Avast. I now have the Swabbie, Zeovit reactor, and the Davy Jones locker from Avast. Highest quality and reliability. I will only use Avast for my reactors and accessories from now on!

Avast Marine Works Swabbie Retrofit Review