The Swabbie self cleaning head for protein skimmers is the latest Avast Marine product to get the do it yourself treatment. As if the cost of entry for the $159 Swabbie wasn’t low enough, now you can save $50 when build your own Swabbie with all the included parts in the DIY kit from Avast Marine. The you-built Swabbie kit is just $105 with everything you need to put together your own automatic protein skimmer neck cleaner using your existing protein skimmer cup lid. Remember when Deltec first released that $1000+ self-cleaning skimmer head? We are becoming fans of using self cleaning heads on larger protein skimmers so if you haven’t tried it yet, the DIY Swabbie is about as low as the cost of entry is going to get. [Avast Marine]
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.