Discussion in 'Do It Yourself (DIY)' started by 8pixel, Jun 4, 2014.

DIY Filter Socks

  1. shoelaceike

    shoelaceike Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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  3. shoelaceike

    shoelaceike Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    It has copper and other metal additives
     
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    WhiskeyCoffee Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Had my wife make these tonight and she even added a drawstring!

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    Thanks for the guide! Just made my first batch last weekend.
     
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    That's great!
     
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    Great thread thanks for sharing, always nice to see money saving tips
     
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    that rocks thank you
     
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    WhiskeyCoffee Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Where do I get the tubing for this? Can't find it on Home Depot's website...
     
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    Bump!
     
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    How do I cut this thin wall tubing, and also how do I properly heat it up to bend it?
     
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    I used ice maker tubing on the ones I did.
     
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    I cut it using a fine tooth hacksaw blade, and to shape it I used a old filter sock I was throwing away and a heat gun on low. I would heat the tubing up ever so gently and a little at a time while shaping it around the lower lip of the junk filter sock. It was a heat tubing then form it around the lip, heat tubing and form it around the lip process. Lol
     
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    Just made these and so far it gets clogged every 2-3 days. depending how often i clean the glass, But it does really help the clarity of the tank! +1 being inexpensive !
     
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    djd3mon Reefing since 2016!

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    I took an old filter sock and sacrificed the sock part and kept the plastic ring part.

    I made my template 12x12. I simply put the ring inside the sock i made and use a 14" ziptie from home depot to tighten it down. It works great. I am on sock number 5 so far with no issues. I have noticed that they clog way faster than the commercial socks, usually can get 3 days out of one sock, but that's all I need to keep them in there for anyways.

    Ive got 10 yards so I will be busy until next year this time making socks, lol

    I did all of my sewing on a "lil sew & sew" sewing machine. Got it off amazon for $18 shipped to my doorstep same day, lol.

    Time to move up to a real sewing machine. Might pick it up today or this weekend.

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    Nice job Brian!
     
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    djd3mon Reefing since 2016!

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    Thank you
     
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    Bumping this as it's a cool DIY idea!
     
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    I buy these, only 1.85 each! [​IMG]
     
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