Leave it to Klaus and Co. to take a DIY idea like the mesh wheel and rebuild it to perform at high specifications, like at high RPMs in a Red Dragon pump. Now just by looking at pictures of mesh wheels made for other skimmers below, which one do you think is gonna be running for years and years and which one looks like it is going to be replaced at a regular interval? The three sizes of the monster mesh wheel are available for purchase separately from the RE shop for 36, 45 and 52 euros. There’s no word on future availability in the U.S. but a nice chat with your neighborhood Royal-Exclusiv dealer might result in producing the slice of brillo pad in 4-6 weeks. So is this just supposed to be an add-on? Can we expect to see this mod show up in any upcoming skimmer models? Only time (or comments) will tell us what is up with the metal mesh wheel from Royal-Exclusiv.
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.