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Pegleg 250 Cone Skimmer Kit
Pegleg 250 Cone Skimmer Kit
Pegleg 250 Cone Skimmer Kit
Pegleg 250 Cone Skimmer Kit
Pegleg 250 Cone Skimmer Kit
Pegleg 250 Cone Skimmer Kit

Pegleg 250 Cone Skimmer Kit

$ 499.99

Our newly redesigned Pegleg 250 represents countless hours of R&D work to bring you not only the most efficient skimmer on the market, but one that is simple to operate and unmatched in consistency.  

Over the last 5 years we have made countless revisions to the Pegleg line, constantly updating features that our customers ask for, relentlessly tweaking the design to improve efficiency and ease of use, and in the case of the kit form, always looking at ways to make final assembly even easier.  We are proud to introduce you to the new Pegleg 250!

Unmatched Precision and Efficiency

The Pegleg 250 features a precision machined gate valve assembly that requires no piping to operate.  It is geared in such a way to make micro adjustments not only numerically quantifiable but 100% repeatable.  Since there is no piping to worry about we are able to drop the effluent from the skimmer directly in the path of the intake of the pump.  By doing this we are using the same passive recirculation principles that we introduced in our Spyglass Reactors to recirculate the water without adding complex plumbing or requiring a separate feed pump.  


Pegleg skimmers come with Smoked Acrylic cones for ease of maintenance.  The tinted cone allows you to see what is going on inside the skimmer but keeps nuisance algae growth to a minimum.  All of our Pegleg skimmers now come with "Swabbie Ready" lids.  Adding a Swabbie to your new skimmer now only takes a few minutes and requires no drilling or modifications to the original lid.  We know how new tank upgraditus works so the Swabbie just bolts to the lid, change your skimmer down the road and you can move the Swabbie to a new skimmer in a matter of minutes.  We know not everyone has the same depth of sump so we designed the Pegleg skimmers to run perfectly in a variety of water depths.  The pegleg has a "Deep Water" plug that can be removed to allow the same fine adjustment level offered with the precision valve at all operating depths.  Further, we have upgraded all materials in the assembly and color matched them to better fit in with the AVAST color scheme, we think you will agree that there is not a sharper looking skimmer on the market!  


Pegleg Skimmers feature Sicce pumps with a highly tuned venturi of our own design.  This combo is a proven winner and will give you many years of reliable service.  How confident are we about this?  The PSK1000 pumps now come with a 3 year warranty!  The dual AC pumps when used in this configuration only draws 46w max combined, this is comparable to any DC pump currently on the market.  Since we match the air draw to the size of the skimmer, there is no advantage of using an adjustable DC pump.  We are asked all the time why we don't use a DC pump on our skimmers, the answer is simple:  The Sicce pumps use similar power, offer a better warranty, have proven reliability and cost LESS than than the DC alternatives, so why would we want to charge you more for an inferior pump? 

Simple to operate, simple to put together

One of our Pegleg protein skimmer kits 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 and Laser cut 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 4x as much.  Add in an optional Swabbie, our automatic neck cleaner, and watch the performance top even the highest end brands out there!


Technical Details:
Tank Rating: 200-400 gallons
Footprint: 12"x13.25""
Height: 25", with Swabbie 27.75"
Cone Diameter at Base 10"
Neck diameter: 5"
Collection Cup Diameter: 10"
Collection Cup Drain: 1/2" Union Disconnect
Air Silencer: Dual Over sized
2x Sicce PSK1000 performance: 2200 lph @ 46w 
For in sump use only. 3"-12" depth. 

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Donald Graves

This skimmer is amazing

So I was very hesitate at first to get the you built CS3 but Im very happy I did and plan to buy more of the you builts in the near future. So far its been up and running for 2 weeks so its still in break-in phase but its skimming thick brown foam. Very happy I switched and the avast customer support is amazing thanks again for building and offering quality products

jacob bailey

CS3 Cone Skimmer Kit

I purchased this skimmer kit about a year ago after hearing a lot of good things about it on multiple sites and sources. This was the first thing I have ever built with acrylic and I was able to knock it out in a few days taking my time. Skimmer works great I have it running on a 180 gallon tank with total system volume of about 265 gallons and this thing laughs at it. Big skimmer make your you have room, great bang for your buck. Also if you run into any trouble Justin is awesome to talk to on the phone and resolve and issues.


CS3 Cone Skimmer Kit

I originally ordered my CS3 for my 150 gallon that I planned to heavily stock. I continued to use it for my 180 when I upgraded tanks. when it arrived, the packaging stood out to me. Everything was secure and wrapped, and there was a really nice presentation as I was taking everything out of the box, I almost felt bad taking everything out of the box! The skimmer itself was pretty intuitive, and the building of it gave me a really nice sense of how a skimmer should perform. Not to mention, the price for something that could handle up to 500 gallons was just right. The PSK-1000's are reliable pumps, and once I found a sweet spot after the break in, this skimmer performed consistently, and was amazing! The skimmer is bigger than a 5 gallon bucket, and I skim super dry. I emptied my cup once a week, and boy did it sling some poo. If you're thinking about it, I say go for it. Plus, you can't beat the made in America!


CS3 Cone Skimmer Kit

Loving the quality of this skimmer. Took me two evenings to put together, mainly just because I had to let some glue dry before handling. Was pretty straightforward, the instructions could be a little bit more specific to a CS3, some pictures show a CS1 which can get a little confusing, but overall wasn't too hard to figure out. One thing I figured out is that the silencer needs to be tuned, the tubes should be left loose until the skimmer is done breaking in, then move them around to eliminate the sucking noise of the huge Sicce pumps. Coupled with a Swabbie and a Skimmate Locker, I can go for quite a while without even touching my skimmer!