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  1. General Reef Discussion
    This is sparked from a previous post... are filter socks necessary? I use 2 in my tank on both of the inlets to the sump.. and they need changed every few days. But washing them aftreward is a hassle. Im wondering bc I just assumed everyone used them... but my LFS doesnt... are they really...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, How do you clean your filter socks? I attach 2 8 inch 200 micron filter socks to each of the hoses that go from my display into the sump. (These are the felty type ones, not the mesh bags) When I go to change them, I throw them in a bucket with some bleach water utnil I use up my supply...
  3. Marine Depot
    40% off Filter Socks A New Offer Every Day! TODAY: 40% off AquaMaxx Filter Socks! Don't forget our 10% off Hanna sale ends Sunday @ midnight! Mechanical Filtration: Remove waste before it fouls your water quality
  4. Reefing Equipment
    Hey guys I was looking at some filter socks on ebay because I wanted to use some Phosguard in it. Here's what I found, Tell me what you think. http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/221640118476?ul_noapp=true&chn=ps&lpid=82 http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/361341453012?ul_noapp=true&chn=ps&lpid=82...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    So I've been running a pretty low-tech 20g long tank for almost two years now. I've had quite a bit of success in finding a low-maintenance tank with corals that are attractive and growing, and just a couple of fish. As some of you may remember, I recently took over the 280g (I think...
  6. Marine Depot
    Mechanical Filtration Sale Since we just tackled this topic in our latest video, what better time for a sale? Be sure to enter our KleanWater "Pure & Simple" Sweepstakes and check out the new Neptune Systems Apex Par Monitoring Kit!
  7. Skimmers & other filtration
    I am sure this has been covered and I did try doing a search for the answer on this forum, but I didn't see it within the first couple of pages and I am too lazy to keep reading. So, I have a 50 gal DT and a 16 gal sump, running for 5 weeks. I just installed a bubble magus nac3.5 skimmer. I had...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Today is my first time using filter socks. i have the type where an interal plastic tension inside the plastic ring holds the filter sock in place on my 2in PVC pipe. I cant seem to find anywhere instructions at what height to place the sock: > on the PVC pipe (?) > the plastic ring above the...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Looking to see what option is best for me: a felt or mesh sock. I would change it weekly when i do water changes. I have a 180g reef with about 10 fish and a 100g rubbermaid sump.
  10. General Reef Discussion
    In the reef keeping world we tend to steer clear of any and all mechanical filtration. Why? Cause they build up detritus and lead to increased nutrients in the tank. Yet I see filter socks in a lot of reef tank sumps. What gives here? Why are we so against one style but ok with another?
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Not sure if this is the right section but anyway, I live in Calgary and was wondering if anyone knows a good place online which sells good filter socks for a decent price as i think my local store is a little pricey. i'm looking for 200 micron, 4 in diameter and 7 inch long. The brand my local...
  12. Marine Depot
    How dirty are your socks? Metrokat tells you everything you ever wanted to know about aquarium filter socks in her latest blog post. Read it now: How Dirty are your Socks? MORE MARINE DEPOT NEWS EcoSystem Aquarium Balling Method: A VERY Economical and Effective Way to Maintain...
  13. Reefing Equipment
    What is the best size of filter sock for a 150 mixed reef tank ? I'm not exactly sure how many or what size a micron is. Also I've noticed there are different materials used any input there ?
  14. General Reef Discussion
    In the process of rebuilding my fuge and had the idea. Why don't I put the chaeto in my filter sock? I wouldn't have to worry about it clogging pipes or intakes. I could use a more focuesed light which would lessen unwated algea growth in the fuge. Highest area of flow. The draw backs would be...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I have posted before in the past with this issue , no one had a clue maybe someone knows!!! Clean filter socks clogging in a day with clear slim. tank clear , everything doing good ,skimmer working normal. Filter sock will almost not drain full of water when lifted clear slime oozing from filter...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    In the last week I have had my filter socks clogging up every day and over flowing. My routine for the last year was to change every 2-3 days they looked dark but never overflowed went as long as 6 days once when I left town and it still never overflowed then. Now they still look clean but...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I'm planning a 240G display tank with a 65G sump, and I want to utilize the BeanAnimal overflow design. I also want to utilize filter socks. I plan on using a Reef Oct WB HY5000 rated for 1300 gph for my return pump, which will also drive two media reactors for carbon and GFO. I'm guessing...
  18. Skimmers & other filtration
    Should I wash brand new filter socks before using them? What do you think?
  19. General classifieds
    These are the disposable socks my wife makes if anyone is interested. I wouldnt be treating this as a business venture since she really enjoys it. Would just want to cover cost and shipping and maybe a couple of bucks for her time. Figured this might be of help to fellow reefers...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hello again all. I am considering incorperating some filter socks into my sump. It is a oldfasion style wetdry with 2 drains comming from both corners of my 125. I have gutted it. I used to have the drip plate still in there with a pad but didn't like the noise it made with all the water...
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