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Old 02-11-2013, 10:00 PM   #1581
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Do you guys ever try mesh wheel modding your skimmers?
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:10 PM   #1582
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Do you guys ever try mesh wheel modding your skimmers?
Not sure I have heard of that. ???
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Google it. You can make a needle wheel skimmer much more efficient with a simple "procedure". I had a MSX skimmer that came with both regular needle wheels and mesh modded wheels and the mesh wheels really made a huge difference.
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Going to give that a try. Looks like it might make more micro bubbles.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:15 AM   #1585
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Interesting read... It's almost too productive,...seems like IF it was that good that the skimmer manufactures would incorporate it into their builds,...smaller skimmers that could out produce larger skimmers for more money hmmmm,....must be some serious downfalls somewhere for them not to incorporate it ,just thinking out loud
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They do incorporate them. They just need occasional maintenance, is why they haven't been used more frequently. As I stated, I purchased a MSX 300 skimmer a few years ago (pictured here next to the ASM G4X it replaced), and it came with both choices. Check the skimmate after 2 days....


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Old 02-12-2013, 12:17 PM   #1587
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Interesting ... I might have to try the mesh mod on my skimmer. It has been letting me down as of late.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:58 PM   #1588
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They do incorporate them. They just need occasional maintenance, is why they haven't been used more frequently. As I stated, I purchased a MSX 300 skimmer a few years ago (pictured here next to the ASM G4X it replaced), and it came with both choices. Check the skimmate after 2 days....
Gotcha, sorry , I missed the part about the msx CAME with BOTH choices,..... I guess like everything else it all boils down to a compromise ,..better performance but more maintenance Or less performance but much less work.,..choices choices choices :-/
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:24 PM   #1589
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So are you guys saying that a skimmer does not have to be IN the sump? I thought it had to sit in there. I have a reef octopus.
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They make external skimmers, yes.
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