While spying out the new gear at MAX this weekend we got a second look of the Euro Reef alloy mesh wheel but the first OK to take photos of the mythical being. As you can see from the image above, the alloy mesh material Euro Reef uses to make their mesh wheel is unlike anything we’ve seen or used before in a protein skimmer. Along with the Royal-Exclusiv mesh wheel, as far as we know this is the only other mesh wheel made from metal. The unusual material looks like a foundation of metal wire which has been dipped in metallic paint so that some of the openings of the wire are actually filled in with the alloy material. The highly irregular texture and surface of the Euro Reef alloy mesh wheel appears as if it could produce highly turbulent flow patterns resulting in very small water bubbles. The production of very numerous and small bubbles in the Euro Reef Nano skimmers we have seen in operation seem to reflect this assumption. Have a look for yourself in the detailed photo gallery below.
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.