Avast Marine’s Porthole top-down photo box has room for improvement

Avast Marine makes some really well-built, well designed aquarium products but when it comes to the new Porthole photo box, we feel like the user experience leaves something to be desired. The Porthole is a simple top down viewer for…

Avast Marine magnetic probe holder is a breeze to install

The new magnetic probe holder from Avast marine is about as simple as these kinds of aquarium accessories get; a magnetic coupling holds the main bracket at a desired level in the tank or sump, and three compression fittings secure…

PegLeg Cone Skimmer is a DIY protein skimmer kit from Avast Marine

The PegLef skimmer is the 2011 edition of the Avast Marine DIY cone skimmer kit. The new DIY avast┬ámarine skimmer has a drastically reduced footprint, with the pump underneath the skimmer instead of on the side. Although the footprint on…

Magnetic Top Off kit from Avast Marine will soon have digital out to controllers

The magnetic top-off kit from Avast Marine is an idea whose time is way overdue. For a device that really needs to stay put, it’s a wonder why some top off switches still use ghetto suction cups or some awkward…

Davy Jones’ Skimmate Locker from Avast Marine sinks two ships with one cannonball

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…

Taking the Swabbie for a spin on an Alpha Kone 300

When Avast Marine asked us to review their new and affordable Swabbie automatic neck cleaner for protein skimmers, we thought we’d give them a little bit a challenge. Instead of sending us a po-dunk little skimmer neck cleaner we tasked…

AVAST Marine DIY Cone protein skimmer kit

Avast Marine is taking pre orders for their DIY cone skimmer kit. The do-it-yourself cone protein skimmer kit comes with everything you need to create a cone skimmer from scratch. This makes a great kit if you would like to…

Hands-on with the Swabbie, an affordable self cleaning head from Avast Marine

[vimeo width=”670″ height=”377″]http://vimeo.com/12921789[/vimeo] The Swabbie is new add-on for protein skimmer which automatically wipes down the scum that builds up on the collection neck. The aftermarket accessory from Avast Marine is unusual for a market where most protein skimmer neck…