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Old 04-27-2015, 08:57 PM   #161
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Weekly is a good idea. I clean/change out my sponges and 'filter socks' weekly. I do it with my water changes.

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Indeed. Panty hose all day long on this tank.
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Do it as needed, they will start to backup when they need cleaning. I avoid them whenever possible as mine only lasted 3 days.
Panty hose gets the big stuff, but doesn't catch that brown sediment like a sock does.

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Old 04-27-2015, 09:46 PM   #165
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Do it as needed, they will start to backup when they need cleaning. I avoid them whenever possible as mine only lasted 3 days.
Panty hose gets the big stuff, but doesn't catch that brown sediment like a sock does.

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So what do you use to filter particulates? Anything at all?
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I let them settle in a big 40 gallon trash can/sump, then siphon it out occasionally.


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I let them settle in a big 40 gallon trash can/sump, then siphon it out occasionally.


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On that note, if siphon is unavailable because the sump is on floor level, is there a certain type of inline pump to aid in vacuuming this stuff out? My sump is filthy...
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On that note, if siphon is unavailable because the sump is on floor level, is there a certain type of inline pump to aid in vacuuming this stuff out? My sump is filthy...
I've always just used a small maxijet pump if I can't get a syphon.

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Ugh flatworms. Little rust colored specs of mayhem. Will be pickin up an ORA Pygmy filefish as my LFS said they will be helpful in eradication.
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Where'd those guys come from?
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