ENKAMAT needed

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by Fred d, 2 May 2014.

  1. Fred d

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    Hi boys and girls

    Does anybody have a piece of enkamat for sale or as a gift .
    I want to modify a skimmer impellar .
     
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    that's interesting.. just saw an article on RC about this.. what skimmer do you want to modify? is it a pinwheel or regular impeller
     
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    just acquired a pinwheel impellar unit bud . why you ask
     
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    I got some off ebay, think it was like R80 or so, takes about 3 weeks to get to you. I gave half to a fellow reefer so unfotunately dont have to spare..
     
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    Fred d

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    anybody else out there ...
     
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    just interested.. I have the sometimes bad habit of wanting to open and mod anything.. would be nice to know the result I ha e a reef octopus hang on the back skimmer with a otp2000 pump with pinwheel maybe I will want to mod it if it really works better
     
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    also have an otp 2000 pump with pinwheel ...same pump I intend on trying to enhance ... will have to see if I can get my hands on some matting .
     
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    Fred D you starting again?
     
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    Not quite yet. Sean , but I want to sort my hardware while I an stiLl down
     
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    Anybody ... sponsors even
     
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    Fred, please elaborate why you are contemplating this mod...
    Yes the meshwheel does give an awesome air bubble consistancy and size and it skims beautifully, but there are some considerations....:::::;
    Balancing an impellor with a modded meahwheels is not that easy in the long run.
    Mesh wheels do tend to trap strands of whatever, reducing efficiency and possibly leading to cavitation and possible damage to impellor or worse.
    Meshwheels need regular replacement.
    Iirc the one of the original proponents of the mesh wheel, ATI have moves away from it with its new gridwheel impellor....
    Some of the concerns above can be alleviated by the titanium type mesh now used in I think Royal Exclusive skimmers....
    What type of impellor and pump are you planning to do this on.
     
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    the skimmer I intend on doing this to is a pinwheel impellar from a otp 2000 pump out a turbine pump . the skimmer works really well but when considering imbalance and consequent cavitation I am having serious second thoughts . thanks Ivan
     

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