Needle Wheel Pumps

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    Anyone know where I can buy a needle wheel pump from?

    And what are they called? (Brands)

    And what is the smallest one you get?
     
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    The only ones I know of is Aquamedic I know you get the Ocean runner 3500, in a needle wheel, and then there is the Ocean runner, I think it is the 2000 or 2500 that you get in a needle wheel, that one is the smallest in Aquamedic as far as I know.
     
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    You could try the AM or Octo ranges. Both these brands go down to the 2000L range.
     
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    I have never seen Octo here in JHB, are they good quality pumps ??
     
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    The reeftek skimmers are running Resun needlewheel pumps, not sure if you can buy them separately though.

    I see you enjoy doing DIY, why not do a search on ReefCentral.com for needlewheel and meshwheel, there are a couple of good threads there detailing exactly how you can turn your current impeller into a needlewheel or meshwheel impeller. Very interesting reading.
     
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    Octopus pumps, They go as small as 1000l.
    Problem is I don't know if the dealers sell them seperatley, but you can always try with one of the LFS's up there that stock the range.
    I know Millepora here in Durban does the range.
     
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    I looked and Northlands sell the OR range. But do those pumps come with the needle wheel as a rule because it's not mentioned?

    Psycho, where did you see the octos?

    EDIT: Sorry, read it wrong.
     
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    They are the haelia range of pumps that have been renamed.
     
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    I think I might give Mille a ring if I don't do the DIY thing...lol.
     
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    I've had a look at DIY'ing the impeller, but I think it would be too much of a mission. My current pump is chopping up the water efficiently enough I think, but it's making a little bit of a noise. That can only mean one thing, it's gonna give soon. After all, it wasn't made to suck in air.
     
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    Is it still the same thing or is it a copy ?
     
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    Same as the haelia - Branded as Reef Octopus ;)
     
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    Are they going at the same price ??
     
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    Dont know you will have to get hold of the stockists, i have a feeling that the Octo may be the more cost effective option.
     
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    I like the sound of that, I need a new return pump.
     
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    The problem is getting hold of the material in this country.
     
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    I've seen something similar at the local hardware store, so I reckon if you scout around, you'll find something suitable.
     
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    Hell i have tried, and came up empty handed.
     
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    I'll take a closer look at the mesh stuff I saw a while back. Maybe i could post you some if I think it'll work.
     

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