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Old 10/21/2010, 06:44 PM   #51
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Nevermind. User error! It looks like it turned off!! Just curious but when does the swabbie turn on when using your code? Every 4hrs on the dot from the time I programmed it?


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Old 10/21/2010, 07:08 PM   #52
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From the time I entered the code in the Apex.


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Old 10/21/2010, 07:15 PM   #53
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Just hooked mine up. Here is a video I just uploaded. Sorry about the bright light in the background.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kqnuo...layer_embedded


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Old 10/21/2010, 07:21 PM   #54
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very nice, that skimmer cup looks HUGE...


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Old 10/26/2010, 02:57 PM   #55
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I tried to post a YouTube video of my twin Swabbies doing their thing, but I couldn't make it recognize the embed code. So, anyway, here's a link to the video on my site. It's at the bottom of the page:

Twin Swabbies


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Old 10/26/2010, 05:44 PM   #56
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Very nice Tom. I need to send you a new sticker for the one on the right


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Old 10/26/2010, 06:33 PM   #57
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Very cool Tom! Just curious but why isn't the blade positioned a little lower in the cup?


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Old 10/26/2010, 07:07 PM   #58
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Very cool Tom! Just curious but why isn't the blade positioned a little lower in the cup?
That's probably my fault when I made the custom-length rod. Tom, is that on the lowest hole?


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Old 10/26/2010, 11:04 PM   #59
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I tried to post a YouTube video of my twin Swabbies doing their thing, but I couldn't make it recognize the embed code. So, anyway, here's a link to the video on my site. It's at the bottom of the page:

Twin Swabbies
...but doesn't the spinning wiper collapse the foam head? LOL Great video showing the Swabbies in action!


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Old 10/27/2010, 07:29 AM   #60
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That's probably my fault when I made the custom-length rod. Tom, is that on the lowest hole?
Yeah, they're both set on the bottom hole.

BTW: how'd y'all like the lullabye accompaniment?


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Old 10/27/2010, 06:59 PM   #61
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Very soothing. Puts me at peace immediately

Do you get significant buildup below the blades? We can build you a double 6" wiper (opposing each other) to reach all the way down.


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Old 10/28/2010, 09:32 AM   #62
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... Do you get significant buildup below the blades? We can build you a double 6" wiper (opposing each other) to reach all the way down.
No, doesn't really cause much of a problem. I clean the Swabbies every couple of weeks anyway - before I hook 'em back up I go once around the bottom of the neck with a soft toilet brush. Works great and takes 10 seconds.


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Old 10/31/2010, 08:19 AM   #63
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Glass, your swabbie on the left side seems a little tight. as it spins, it shutters, as the one on the right glides smoothly.
as for the blade being high, its only a little over the riser, so i dong think its too high, although, a double wiper to reach all the way down those extended necks, that would be super sweet!!

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Old 10/31/2010, 08:58 AM   #64
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Yeah, you're absolutely right, David. Before I recorded the video, I took off the Swabbie for a moment in order to clean the inside of the skimmate cup so the "action" would be visible. When I replaced the Swabbie, I didn't notice that I had forgotten to tighten the adjustment screws to their original position.


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Old 11/03/2010, 10:44 AM   #65
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i think im going to order one of these, i have a reef octo extreme 200 and if i dont clean the neck daily it performs very poorly , just one less thing i have to worry about every day


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Old 11/03/2010, 10:59 AM   #66
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those are sweet, but for that long of a neck i would have am build you the double blade like they suggested then they would work even better


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Old 11/03/2010, 11:40 AM   #67
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Glass, its true. And because you run dual identical Skimmers, and they perform very close to each other, you should proto type one. Run a single On one, and double on the other.

Avast, you should send him a new rod and 2nd wiper for a month or 2 long trial. To see if its worth adding to your arsenal.

Because the neck on the extended models are so long, the bubble level might be so high that it doesn't benefit, but there could be a slight film build up to where a swabbie would help. ( it might not be a dark film, But well worth trying to see if any improvement is seen!) After the trial, you can decided if You want the proto type back or if glass can keep it for his time.

It would be cool to see what happens!
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Old 11/03/2010, 01:49 PM   #68
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Nice Video Tom. I hope you don't mind but I added your site to our helpful links page on our new site. I am always amazed by your talents.


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Old 11/03/2010, 02:36 PM   #69
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... I hope you don't mind but I added your site to our helpful links page on our new site. I am always amazed by your talents.
Thanks, Jeremy.

As for the link, my site is brand new so I need all the links I can get. You may have noticed I have a link to you folks. Oh, what's this about a new site?

Edit: just checked it out - VERY NICE!. Did you and Mike design it youself?


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Old 11/23/2010, 11:47 AM   #70
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i got mine last week for my alpha 200

Working great so far- the locker and carbon filter lid is next


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Old 12/11/2010, 02:25 PM   #71
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Just got my Swabbie custom mounted for my Bubble Magus 180-CS. Just LOVE it! Nice smooth operation. And they did a great turn around from the time I mailed my lid in, to getting it back. Thanks Justin. Great customer service.


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