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Old 01-30-2010, 10:39 PM   #11
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Old 01-08-2014, 08:49 PM   #12
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no filter socks...no sand bed
PO4 0.05
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Gathering up junk out of your water column is important. I went the summer without filter socks coming into my sump. I put them back on when all that junk started collecting at the bottom of the sump instead. It actually began causing parameter issues in the tank as it decayed. So, you can pick to either have a pain of cleaning it out from the bottom of the sump or cleaning it out of the socks. I switched from filter socks to panty hose to save on this issue and just throw them away weekly. 39 cents an egg for 2 filters, yes please.
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Gathering up junk out of your water column is important. I went the summer without filter socks coming into my sump. I put them back on when all that junk started collecting at the bottom of the sump instead. It actually began causing parameter issues in the tank as it decayed. So, you can pick to either have a pain of cleaning it out from the bottom of the sump or cleaning it out of the socks. I switched from filter socks to panty hose to save on this issue and just throw them away weekly. 39 cents an egg for 2 filters, yes please.

That's a good idea.
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I'm thinking about experimenting on the effectiveness by putting a filter sock under the panty hose. Sadly, I would have to clean a filter sock from toe years ago to do it. I didn't want to do it then, sure don't want to do it now.
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