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Old 07-26-2008, 06:52 PM   #11
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I don't use one and I have no mechanical filtration. I don't really have any "big stuff" floating around that would possibly make it to the sump. Any food is eaten as soon as it hits the water and I don't have any algea that can get sucked into the sump.

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Old 07-26-2008, 07:21 PM   #12
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I agree with cccapt. The only time I use or have used filter socks is when I'm doing work in my fuge. I have a drain line that comes out of my fuge and goes into my sump. I plumbed it in such a way that I can put a filter sock on that pipe to keep anything from coming out of the fuge and getting into my sump. That is the only time I use one.

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Old 07-26-2008, 07:48 PM   #13
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As a hobbyist I have always used one and professionally we use them on all of our tanks (if applicable), reef or not, regardless of display size. I am willing to bet majority of commercial applications use them and knowing that many public zoo/aquaria use them.

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