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Old 09-13-2013, 01:02 PM   #1
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Filter Sock Question

I am starting on the sump and refugium set-up for my 240g this weekend. The prior owner had a wet/dry setup as the first thing the water hits underneath and I want to go with a filter sock instead. I'm looking at the pre-fab units and see that they offer one or two inlets. My 240g has two overflows, but the prior owner had them meet at a Tee and then water went in through the single outlet.

Does anyone see any advantage to having the two overflows each having their own inlet into the sock? I just wanted to be sure I'm not missing something, as I don't see a point to having them each have their own.
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:14 PM   #2
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Bulkreef supply makes a filter sock holder. The holder actually comes with 2 sizes a 4 in plate and a 7 in plate. I have two of them on my 125. They also have pretty decent prices on socks as well.
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:11 PM   #3
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So you have a separate sock for each? I had not thought about that possibility.

What I saw was a 7" CPR sock holder, but with two inlets dumping into one sock. I am wondering whether that would be better than just having both overflow pipes meet at a Tee and then go into one inlet and then into the sock.
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I didnt do that way, so im sorry I cant answer ur question. Hope u get the info u need. I have my overflow pipes go in my socks.
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I used to run 2 overflows with 2 4" filter socks. I've since changed everything to 1 overflow with 1 4" sock. I change socks every 5 days. I'm actually thinking about using 7" socks instead.
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Old 09-14-2013, 12:15 AM   #6
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I am going with one 7". Its more a question of one inlet per overflow or make them meet and dump in through one. I can't think of a reason to go with two inlets, but they make two versions...not sure why. If there was a good reason for two, I'd like to know before I buy one.
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