Davy Jones’ Skimmate Locker is a dual purpose skimmer drain and automatic shut off device from Avast Marine. Big protein skimmers make a lot of waste and many of us don’t want to keep pulling off the cup to empty the sludge. Skimmate collectors can be a simple as a bucket or as involved as an airtight acrylic cylinder with a ping pong ball to block air flow when the collector is full. The ping pong ball shut off works great but it can stick and it can also be messy once the skimmate gets to that height in the collector. Avast Marine is doing a modern take on an old concept with Davy Jones Skimmate Locker, a protein skimmer waste collector with an electronic shut off switch.
This type of electronic waste level sensor works with all skimmers and when used in combination with the Swabbie automatic protein skimmer neck cleaner, you may not need to clean the cup part of your skimmer for months on end. Even the top loading carbon chamber of the Davy Jones Skimmate Locker will lock away odors for as long as you go between cleanings. The Davy Jones Skimmate Locker comes in three sizes ranging from half a gallon to a gallon and a half and they are only $119 each. We’re still scratching our heads as to how Avast Marine manages to once again deliver so much value but we’ll take it. Arghhh!!!