Ha Ha! Too late. I cleaned it up and threw it in. Works great. They don't cost too much brand new. I actually considered getting another one since I like to feed a lot and believe too much is never enough with skimmers.
i saw one at Seaside Fish (fishsupply.com) on Beach and Atlanta. They have the 9005 and 9010 going for about $275 brand new. David told me the prices went up on these skimmers but luckily he still has stock from old pricing so he's still selling for less than normal. Check it out.