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Old 01-22-2013, 10:34 AM   #401
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Ordered it anyway just waiting for it to come in the mail. It's 4" diameter. Rather long for the sump tank even if I do out the 20l down there. I think it was 17 inches or so ...
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:56 AM   #402
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If you don't use a filter sock, you are going to get a buildup on the bottom of the sump. if you can vacuum it out every once in a while with no trouble, then you don't need the filter sock. I would rather change socks than do this. Plus, one of my sumps is on the floor and impossible to start a gravity siphon for. I would need to use a pump to suck up the detritus.
I made a mess in my sump when I removed the filter sock. They were a pain to clean, so I replaced them with cheap panty hose.
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Ill try it out. It's my first attempt at a sump.
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My filter socks fill top quickly and made water close to overflowing and splashing so I removed them. My sump is on the floor too & I just use a turkey baster & suck it out when I do my skimmer cleaning.
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:10 PM   #405
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Thanks for the advice. Since I already ordered the sock ill try it out. My sumps going to be on the floor as well under my stand.
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I use two 7" diameter filter socks. they only take about 4 days to clog so I change them out every 3 days. i have a dozen of them and toss them all in the wash inside out about once a week.
Before this, all the stuff that's clogging those socks was ending up in my sumps.
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Thanks Doug _ appreciate that advice.
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Btw, they go in the washing machine with a little bleach, and no soap.
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Sounds good. Ill keep that in mind. Once I get everything set up ill be less overwhelmed.
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I went along time with only one stock and after a few days and it getting clogged you will get sick of having to try and clean it and get it back in. Do yourself a favor and get like ten of them
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