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    Looking to give filter bags a go on my system. Anyone have any passionate thoughts regarding them?

    Also found a good price on filterbag.com but have to get 25 as a minimum order. Anyone want to split a 4x14 plastic ring polyester felt bag order

  • #2
    Any interest
    Or comments on your experience with using them?

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    • #3
      I got a sweet deal off aliexpress, 25 filter socks for $45 shipped free. I can't find the vendor and they were only 4" though with the plastic ring preset.

      I have had great luck with filter socks, with:
      -Making sure each sock runs no longer than 4 days (I usually do 4 days on starting right before my weekly water change, then 3 days off)
      -Run it on the drain line (duh, but really, best place for it)

      That's about it, I rinse mine when I take them out, then soak them in a tote box with water and vinegar. Then when the wife's not home I run them through the washing machine on hot/hot/heavy duty/extra rinse two times. I finish it off with a RODI soak for a day and a PH test before drying them out. I know people just cringed about that washing machine bit, but no, I've never had any ill side effects that would be attributed to leftover soap.

      For me, filter socks were a good way to cut down on food waste and particulate since my sump/refugium has very limited space. At the high point my nitrates were super high, like 60ppm. With the regular maintenance and socks, that's down to 5-10ppm for over a year and a half now. It also catches particulate very well since I have a wrasse that loves to fling my sand bed around.
      BUILDING OUT:
      75g corner acrylic pentagon DT with repurposed AIO chambers for marinepure reactor
      3x 50g acrylic frag tanks
      100g rubbermaid sump

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      • #4
        Thanks for the tip now I just ave to wait on shipping lol
        Last edited by szwab; 11-27-2017, 11:42 PM.

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        • #5
          Can't find the old vendor (common on aliexpress, as companies come and go daily).

          This is the best deal I found today:
          https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1pc-...832627139.html

          $1.53 each, but they charge for shipping at more than 3 socks.
          BUILDING OUT:
          75g corner acrylic pentagon DT with repurposed AIO chambers for marinepure reactor
          3x 50g acrylic frag tanks
          100g rubbermaid sump

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          • #6
            did u already order them mark? im looking to put a sock on my drain. but rr only had 1. i need a bunch so i dont have yo clean them often. i like using them to catch extra food and blow off rockwork once a week also.

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            • #7
              ive always washed my sock filters in the washing mach too mike with no problems to any system ive used them on

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              • #8
                Sorry already ordered.

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