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

DIY Filter Socks

  1. murphy01

    murphy01 Member

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    Some socks are rated at different microns for filtration. What rating do you think that fabric from Jo Ann's would be at?
     

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    helldiver Well-Known Member Louisiana Reef Club

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    Ty so much
     
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    Thank you
     
  4. shoelaceike

    shoelaceike Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    I don't know but the material is softer and thinner then the standard socks that are for sale.....I change 2 every 4 days which comes out to under $1 a week.....one of the best things I've done.....
     
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    These socks are awesome! I've washed mine once already and they are working great!

    For a ring I used RO tubing and a 1" piece of larger silicone tubing to connect them. [​IMG]
     
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    This idea is awesome!
     
  7. N1Husker

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    Probably 200 micron. It's what I use, they don't clog as fast as felt.
     
  8. shoelaceike

    shoelaceike Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    I just purchased new felt and the label doesn't say flammable anymore....anyone know if they started adding some kind of FR additives?
     
  9. Electrobes

    Electrobes Valuable Member R2R Excellence Award Moderator Emeritus Article Contributor

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    I hope not considering I just bought, made, and am using those socks. I wondered the same thing when the "flammable" was gone but ignored it since the numbers matched.
     
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    Electrobes Valuable Member R2R Excellence Award Moderator Emeritus Article Contributor

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    I sent an email to Kunin Group, hopefully I'll get a reply.
     
  11. shoelaceike

    shoelaceike Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    Thanks for the reply. So far everything is ok with your livestock so far?
     
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    Electrobes Valuable Member R2R Excellence Award Moderator Emeritus Article Contributor

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    So far they are all fine. I haven't received a response yet from the company.
     
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    shoelaceike Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    Thanks!
     
  14. Wayneb332

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    I have just put my first one in use yesterday working great
     
  15. angminsoon

    angminsoon Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Where you get the filter material from?
    This DIY look interesting
     
  16. Electrobes

    Electrobes Valuable Member R2R Excellence Award Moderator Emeritus Article Contributor

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    Read the first page.
     
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    angminsoon Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Thank You for the guidance.
     
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    angminsoon Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Anyone know JoAnn Fabric has a website where we can order online?
    Do they ship to Singapore?
     
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  20. Wayneb332

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    I bought it at Joann's it was about 5.00 a yard. I have a picture of the info on the end if you need it.
     
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