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 save a little money or a great father/son project. The kit retails for $160 plus the optional and popular Sicce PSK2500 pinwheel pump for an additional $65. You’ll also be able to upgrade to a swabbie for a low $100 extra. Orders should start shipping on August 20th.
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This cone protein skimmer kit is a great way to learn basic acrylic building skills and get a fantastically efficient skimmer at a very affordable price! The kit includes all the parts need to build the skimmer pictured. CNC machined parts fit together with ease and a detailed assembly manual is provided. This project can be put together in about two hours’ time, and afterwards, you will have a skimmer with efficiency on par with models costing 4-8x as much. Add in an optional Swabbie, our automatic neck cleaner, and watch the performance top even the highest end brands out there!
For the advanced builder, this skimmer kit will allow you many additional opportunities to tinker and get even better performance than with the pictured model. For example, you could drill a second hole in the cone body, and plumb the pump into a closed loop, giving you a recirculating, external design for a few bucks worth of fittings. Or, if sump footprint is a problem, you could switch the pump so it sits underneath the body, pumping straight up into the diffusing chamber. Since the base kit is priced without a pump, you can easily experiment with a different one you may already have. There are so many possibilities!