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Old 11-02-2012, 10:57 AM   #41
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Yes...if they sit in the sock they will break down and redissolve, then produce more algae.
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You should be cleaning your filter sock at least with every weekly water change! That could be a Hague part of your problem.
Wow at least every water change! I didn't know that.

My sock is kind of custom, it's that bulk filter stuff u can buy than I used a zip tie to secure it around the drain. It's a pain to take off so that's why I never do it. I should another way so it's more removable.

Can you guys post pics of what yours looks like please?!
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Old 11-02-2012, 12:34 PM   #42
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We rigged ours up and use that floss stuff you buy in bulk and attach with rubber bands. My fish guy actually took the filter socks on purpose with him when he set my tank up because they are a hassle. I have a piece of egg crate cut to size in the first chamber and have the filter floss attached to it with 2 rubber bands. Totally rigged up, but totally works!!!! It's a nasty brown color when we change weekly. Kind of hard to photograph. This could definitely be the cause of your issues!! In the meantime, take the socks off
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:56 PM   #43
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I'm going to my LFS today to get new material for a filter sock. The sock also helps my bubbles that get trapped in the drain, so less water splashing up and less salt creep. Ill find a way to rig it up for easy replacement.

Anyone please post up your opinions/suggestions!
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:37 PM   #44
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However you rig it, you want to be sure it has a way to overflow if the sock or filter becomes clogged.
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:41 PM   #45
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However you rig it, you want to be sure it has a way to overflow if the sock or filter becomes clogged.
Ok I'll figure a way.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:25 AM   #46
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I was at my LSF and I saw a standard sump filter sock. 100 micron , $12. Machine washable, simple so I went with this.

I might have also found another source of my algae. Since my old filter sock was crap, a lot of particulates were in the bottom of my sump in the first chamber, right were the sock was. I drained all the water and cleaned everything up. Did a 8g PWC too so I guess I'll see what happens!
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:59 PM   #47
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Is it on live rock to? Mine is covered
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:09 PM   #48
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Is it on live rock to? Mine is covered
No. I only got it on the sand.

I vacuumed it all up so ill see if it all comes back in a week or two
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:49 PM   #49
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It should be miles better than your makeshift one. How are your phosphate and nitrate levels?
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:52 PM   #50
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IDK if this will solve your filter sock issue, as I don't know what your setup is like, but on the intake of my sump, return from the sump, and return from my skimmer I use cheap panty hose as a filter and way to reduce splashing.
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