This question arises from a previous discussion... Are filter socks essential? In my tank, I have two filter socks installed on the inlets to the sump, and they require frequent replacement. However, cleaning them afterwards is quite bothersome. I'm curious because I assumed that everyone used them, but my local fish store doesn't... Are they truly beneficial?
I would love to hear opinions from those who choose not to use them! In my setup, I have a 220-gallon tank, a 50-gallon sump, a refugium, a protein skimmer, and a GFO/carbon reactor. Since I am already utilizing GFO, I wonder if discontinuing the use of filter socks would pose much of a risk.