- Medium Davey Jones Skimmate Locker - Avast Marine
No more messy skimmer cup overflows, or accidents!
The Davey Jones Skimmate Locker can connect directly to your protein skimmers collection cup drain, and can even shut off your skimmer if the locker ever gets full. Avast Marine easily makes some of the best acrylic products and the Skimmate Locker saves you time and also helps keep the air exiting out of your skimmer nice and fresh.
Three Control Types Available:
- 110V Control Relay
- I/O minidin-8
- Bare Wire/Breakout Box
If you have an automatic neck cleaner on your skimmer or a skimmer that is efficient and produces a lot of skimmate you will benefit from a Davey Jones Skimmate Locker. It is essentially a protein skimmer waste collector that can collect your skimmate, deodorize the air, and also keep your skimmer from overflowing. Just connect your skimmers drain to the barbed fitting on the lid of the locker and plug the power cord into the relay control box and you are done. If you have an aquarium controller like a Reef Keeper or an Apex Controller, don't worry, there are different control types available!
Every Locker comes with a prefilled air filter, that has activated carbon in it. The carbon will help absorb and deodorize the smell that is commonly found with high-quality skimmate. Changing the carbon out only takes a few seconds and we like to use standard bituminous carbon for these applications.
Safe, Reliable, Control
Unlike other skimmate lockers on the market, there are no ping-pong balls or float switches that are prone to failing regardless of being in a nasty skimmate environment. Avast Marine equips their skimmate lockers with an air pressure sensitive control box. As the fluid level rises in Davey's Locker it will trap air inside of the sensor tube and pressure will increase, activating the control box. The sensor pickup is very easy to clean and has absolutely no moving parts that can fail.
110V Control Relay (standard) - If you want a simple easy to use system, this is it. Just plug the control relay into your wall outlet or any other 110V socket, and then plug your protein skimmer pump's power cord into the outlet on the front of the relay box and you are done!
I/O minidin-8 - Connects directly to the Neptune Apex Controllers I/O port or Profilux I/O ports. This method of control will turn the control box into a basic switch in the view of your controller. You can set rules and program outlets to react to the state of the Skimmate Locker just like any other open/closed switch, but it does take the place of an entire breakout box and if your Apex is switch heavy, the bare wire method may be best for you.
Bare Wire/Breakout Box - This control method is ideal for controllers like the Reef Keepers, a breakout box or any other I/O switch sensing device. By connecting the two bare wires to the reference and ground you can then control your skimmers power status through your favorite controller.
Keeping Davey's Locker clean is very simple, with Avast Marine's design. The barbed fitting has an included union allowing you to disconnect your skimmer from the chamber in seconds and without wiggling or twisting, and the air pressure sensor just simply pulls out of the top completely disconnecting the waste collector from your skimmer and control box. You can then remove the entire chamber for maintenance and cleaning.
Foot Print - 5.5" L x 5.5" W x 18" H
Chamber Diameter - 4.5"
Drain Fitting Height - 15.5"
Barbed Fitting Size - 1/2"
Capacity - 0.85 gallons
Power Input - 110V (not applicable to minidin-8 or bare wire models)
Relay Box Capacity - 3A (not applicable to minidin-8 or bare wire models)
Switch Rating 10+ mil cycles
1x Medium Davey Jones Skimmate Locker
1x Medium Davey Jones Skimmate Locker Lid
1x 1/2" Barbed Union Fitting
1x Avast Relay Control Box
1x Prefilled Carbon Filter
It is too tall, cannister can hold too much liquid By Nicole on 6/18/2019Nicole would recommend this product to a friendGot this thinking it would drain the skimmate. Come to find out the canister it 2"-3" too tall for my skimmer. The skimmer cup and the canister are at the same height and I can't raise my skimmer any. So the liquid just sits in the tubing until I drain it. the sensor does work as it is suppose to, as I tested it out before connecting it. It does hold all the smells in well!
So before you get this make sure your skimer is taller than this canister or it will not work.
I think the canister holds too much liquid anyways as my skimmer cup needs to be cleaned sooner than this fills up. If it wasn't so tall I would give this 5 stars.
Great product and easy to use. By Brianalone on 12/28/2018Brianalone would recommend this product to a friendI bought this locker to store my skimmate when I am traveling. I bought the model with the DIN plug and it connects right to my Apex head unit. Works great! Only change I would make is to make it a little shorter and wider. I had to raise my skimmer up on egg crates so the waste would run into the locker under gravity. Takes about two weeks to fill up on my Reefer 250 mixed coral/fish tank. And it doesn't need an electrical outlet.
Great Product By Chris on 12/5/2017Chris would recommend this product to a friendThis is my first Avast product and when it came in 2 of the top bolts were broke. I made a call to BRS who had Avast contact me directly. They asked for a photo and I had three new bolts in a couple days. The extra bolt goes a long way for me, might not seem like much but those who love to tinker will always appreciate an extra part.
It does work flawlessly with all 6 bolts or just 4 like I ran it the first two days. I tested it and it shut off the skimmer as advertised.
Excellent Product By Ben on 11/14/2017Ben would recommend this product to a friendI'm a huge fan of all of avast marines products. The skimate locker is no exception. After having a pretty bad flood due to an overflowing skimmer I decided to purchase this product and haven't had a flood since. Its a simple piece of equipment but invaluable in my opinion and a must have if your skimmer has some sort of automatic cleaning device.