A simple tool to clean your skimmer neck

Discussion in 'DIY' started by Vincerama2, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. Vincerama2

    Vincerama2 Evil Overlord

    So, I have an AquaC EV120. It works OK, but the neck (which is a straight cylinder) tends to get a coating of poo on it. Using a sponge often knocks the poo loose and back into the skimmer body, requiring the skimmer to skim it out again, so I make this super simple neck squeegee that doesn't let the poo fall back in...


    So obviously, it is thin enough to fit in the neck with the cup off, and I just hold it by the top part, fit it in and scrape the poo with the lower lip, the crap just falls into the cup, then rotate and do all the sides.

    You can use whatever flavor of yogurt you want! :p
  2. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    Dude Brilliant!
    Now I might actually go clean my EV120
  3. aqua-nut

    aqua-nut Supporting Member

    Nice Vince. I don't have a skimmer like that but I can appreciate a well crafted tool that includes recycling! :D

    Another skimmer cleaning tool I love it the foam paintbrush. As talked about on 'Reefthreads', it's just one of those cheap, disposable (but lasts a LONG time) foam brushes. Get one slightly wider that the space between the skim cup and inner tube. Couple of swipes around the cup and a couple inside the tube and the cup is clean!
  4. T.louderback

    T.louderback Guest

    Cool! My buddy glued a window cleaner onto the lid to clean the neck
  5. MolaMola

    MolaMola Supporting Member

    Oh man Vince that is awesome! Next week I will make my reef club students make the yogurt cup tool. They fake gag at cleaning our EV120, take a long time and do a crappy job (pun intended).
    We will also try the foam brush.
    T.louderback, what is the window cleaner like that your friend glued on?

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