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mener77

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This is my first sump and the sock filter is getting dirty.

Should i be rinsing it weekly with my water changes or i do just replace it ever month.

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You cannot wash that to often. The longer the crud sits the more it will deteriorate and cause your nitrates levels to rise. I wash my sponges out daily.

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You cannot wash that to often. The longer the crud sits the more it will deteriorate and cause your nitrates levels to rise. I wash my sponges out daily.

 

I go until it wants to overflow which is about 5 days. Max should be around a week to remove dead stuff.

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I go until it wants to overflow which is about 5 days. Max should be around a week to remove dead stuff.

 

 

same thing i do, but i toss mine in a bucket of a solution of water and some bleach and soak it. i would get a few socks and rotate them.

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You cannot wash that too often. The longer the crud sits the more it will deteriorate and cause your nitrates levels to rise. I wash my sponges out daily.

 

 

I agree fully. The sooner it's out of the water, the less it breaks down.

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same thing i do, but i toss mine in a bucket of a solution of water and some bleach and soak it. i would get a few socks and rotate them.

this was my method, as well. three socks - one in the sump, one in a bleach solution, and one rinsed, dried and ready to be swapped in.

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this was my method, as well. three socks - one in the sump, one in a bleach solution, and one rinsed, dried and ready to be swapped in.

 

 

Thanks, Great idea. I will be picking up two more socks. :)

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poly filter socks are cheap, and the risks of using wool (added protectants, running dyes, anti-microbial treatments, etc) aren't worth the risk, imo. not to mention, wool will break down pretty quickly with repeated bleach/saltwater cycles.

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