Can I use Stainless Steel Screening Sheet into sump filter?

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Hi, i'm totally new to saltwater tank world. Can I use Stainless Steel Screening Sheet instead of general filter socks into my sump?
 
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There are various grades of stainless - the Steinhart Aquarium in San Fran had some issues with stainless check valves even though their rating suggested they were safe for use in seawater. Short answer - avoid it. Go with socks or polyester mesh.
 
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