Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-14-2012, 12:36 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Richy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 37
Sock

Can somebody tell me about filter socks and ware you would put them in you filter system my filter system is built in to the back of the tank carbon sponge then skimmer then balls and ring so don't know if I can use one
__________________

__________________
Richy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 01:56 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Ingy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Comox, BC, Canada
Posts: 1,837
Most filter socks are on the end of the outflow pipe to the sump. Not sure if you can put them on a hob filter. Those normally have their own filter media.
__________________

__________________
Ingy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 02:18 PM   #3
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 18,543
The reasoning for wanting to put something like a filter sock on a HOB filter or skimmer would be due to the return splashing and causing salt creep. When I ran into this problem, I just put panty hose on the return to resolve this issue.
Sniperhank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 02:55 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Richy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sniperhank
The reasoning for wanting to put something like a filter sock on a HOB filter or skimmer would be due to the return splashing and causing salt creep. When I ran into this problem, I just put panty hose on the return to resolve this issue.
So you wouldn't use it as part of your filter media or is it I just don't need it as such with the type of filter system I've got
__________________
Richy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 03:03 PM   #5
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 18,543
I use them as the first filter on my sump to catchlarge particles. Could be used in a similar manner if you wanted.
Sniperhank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 03:23 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Richy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 37
Think I'll give that a try thanks for that nice picture of you
__________________

__________________
Richy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.