Where to get mesh for mesh wheel?

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Hi all - I have a Bubble Magus NAC6 skimmer (great skimmer) - It has a mesh wheel, here is a pic of mine:

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    After 4 months, the mesh is starting to wear slowly (estimate: less than 5% wear so far)
    I found a source to buy new ones, but the more I think about it, the more I just need to replace the mesh itself.

    Anyone know where to get mesh like this?

    matt
     
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  3. aquariaman

    aquariaman Pajama Cardinal

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    If it isn't much money i would just buy a whole new one! Save you the time and hassel!
     
  4. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    They are $10. Call me cheap. :)
     
  5. Dingo

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    You can just replace the mesh. I have heard from other threads that replacing the mesh with a thinner type will produce more micro bubbles... Maybe worth googling? My Lfs sells that type of mesh and on this other thread I was reading they supplied websites to buy different types of mesh. I'll see if I can dig up the page for you when I'm off my iPhone later today
     
  6. aquariaman

    aquariaman Pajama Cardinal

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    take it up to your LFS and see what they can do!!
     
  7. horkn

    horkn Giant Squid

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    Eheim makes the mesh that works great.
     
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  9. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Thanks for the tip! :beer:

    I probably am going to snoop around a bit more looking at scouring pads out of curiosity too.

    matt
     
  10. ComputerJohn

    ComputerJohn Panda Puffer

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    Hey Matt. You could use heavier test fishing line & weave it in there. I have see that material before, just trying to put my finger one it..
     
  11. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    That would be about the right thickness I bet John, but probably a lot of work. It would be neat to try different stuff though to see what works well.