Thread: filter socks
04-08-2013, 03:59 PM #1
i went on a 4 day vacation and my sitter didn't look in the sump, when i got home my sock was overflowing into my sump thank god, but how often to you rotate your socks?
any way of cleaning them other than bleach and washer?10G Algae tank-The Nano was moved to the 55G
55G Coral only-soon
150G-reef/ fowlr? Soon
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04-08-2013, 05:29 PM #2Senior Member Red tailed catfish
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Are you referring to something you put over your filter intake?
Am I the only person who has never heard this term? LOL
04-08-2013, 07:21 PM #3
imma24, a filter sock is just that, materiel sown together is a sock like shape which provide mechanical filtration. They are fairly common to find used in sumps on marine set-up to provide mechanical filtration on the water entering the sump from the tank.
How often you would need to clean / rotate them would really depend on your set-up and the thickness of your material (ie..... 100 micron, 300 micron.....)
I use 100 micron socks and they last me about 5 to 6 days. I always make sure the top of the sock is much lower than the top of the sump so nothing back can happen if they become plugged. I always wash mine by hand in RO water.If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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04-08-2013, 11:00 PM #4
I don't use filter socks anymore. I used them when I first started running a sump, but got sick of changing them out every few days, so I stopped using them and didn't notice any difference in water quality from when I was using them.
When I did use them I changed them out once the water started running over the top of them instead of through it, which was usually after 2 or 3 days
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