Acrylic filter sock silencer for stock Red Sea Reefer sumps.

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  1. powers2001

    powers2001 started reefing 1999 R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Recently there's been interest in these silencers in the Show off and Discuss your Reefer thread, link here: https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/show-off-and-discuss-your-red-sea-reefer-series.219309/page-264
    as well as a thread in Elite Aquatics R2R forum for standard non-reefer sock silencers. Here is a link to the Elite Aquatics, an acrylic fabricator, thread:
    https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/filter-sock-silencers.281114/page-4
    Broadfield that started the reefer show and discuss thread is testing silencer designs for Elite Aquatics but these are for standard socks. What some of us could do here is get a bunch of reefer owners with stock sumps to form a group buy. In this way an acrylic fabricator would be more enticed to make a template for enough interest in this en-devour.

    If each of us that's interested in the silencers would post here and say so, and also email their favorite acrylic fabricator as well to tell them of this group buy and to give them the link to this thread.

    We would also want to decide if we want silencers to fit in the sock sliders without the sock being there or the silencers to go on top of the Red Sea Socks. I prefer silencer with no sock to go in the slider tray.
     
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    powers2001 started reefing 1999 R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I emailed Little Ocean UK about this. They make an acrylic crud catcher cup filter sock replacer. I bought one from them. I asked if they would make some silencers.
     
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    kinetic Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    I'm in for 1.
     
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    Treasure Coast Active Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2018

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    I'd be in for 2 to fit the Max Series S650.
     
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    powers2001 started reefing 1999 R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Does your tank take the Red Sea Socks? I think they're standard for all Red Sea tanks. Could you get a picture of the holder?
     
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    Treasure Coast Active Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2018

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    Yea, I use these

    mesh-filter-sock-rsf.jpg
     
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    powers2001 started reefing 1999 R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    That's the one.
     
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    powers2001 started reefing 1999 R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I just put a sock in the holder, I have been running the sump without the two. They're dead silent with the socks in. Without socks it's loud and trickles all over the place. There's no sense in using the silencers with the socks. We'll have them made to work without socks.
     
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    That depends on how much flow you run through the sump. Mine were also dead silent, with the socks, until I upped my flow.... then they were noisy.
     
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    If I raise the water level in the sump they get silent, but at the recommended level there is a trickle noise. Either way I'm in for 2
     
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    Interested in 1.
     
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    i might be interested in 2 for my reefer 350 as long as it would eliminate the use of socks.
     
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    powers2001 started reefing 1999 R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Got an email back from Little Ocean. First of all he thinks they won't help with noise. He said he could make them quite easily but export duty would make them more expensive and acrylic is cheaper here. But he wouldn't mind doing them.

    We better look around some.
     
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    im interested in 2 for my rsr 250 also if possible im looking for a acrylic sock to fill up with some filter media or floss anybody know where i could get them?
     
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    I’m interested in 4 for my RSR750.

    Could they fit properly both with or without the socks in?
     
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    I would be interested in two.
     
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    I'd buy two. May not ever use them but better to have them in case.
     
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    powers2001 started reefing 1999 R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    You also need to say with your post if you want silencers to fit in the sock sliders without the sock being there or the silencers to go on top of the Red Sea Socks. Or if you would buy either if we only got one type made.
     
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    I want TWO.... pricing??
     
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