Need filter socks suggestions for red sea sump

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  1. chaostactics

    chaostactics Active Member Tampa Bay Reef Keepers Build Thread Contributor

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    The 4" socks from my LFS dont fit and neither do the 4" from bulk reef supply.

    Anyone have a link to quality 3rd party filter socks that fit in a red sea sump?
     

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    You don't like the Red Sea filter socks?
     
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    Gareth elliott Read, Tinker, Fail, Learn R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor NJRC Member

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    I think red sea makes an adapter to use other socks. At least i think ive seen them maybe someone else makes them. I dont have a red sea so this is just build thread viewing.
     
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    chaostactics Active Member Tampa Bay Reef Keepers Build Thread Contributor

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    Not at like $10 a piece.
     
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    The best thing I ever did on my Reefer was to install filter cups and run floss. No more cleaning socks I just throw out the floss every other day and it’s super cheap.
     
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    chaostactics Active Member Tampa Bay Reef Keepers Build Thread Contributor

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    I dont like the environmental inpact of that idea
     
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    chaostactics Active Member Tampa Bay Reef Keepers Build Thread Contributor

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    No kidding... thats so easy! Thank you!!!
     
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    Gareth elliott Read, Tinker, Fail, Learn R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor NJRC Member

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    Np! Glad i could help.
     
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    Westside Guy Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    That’s exactly what I did with my Reefer 250!!! :)

    By the way, do you roll your floss and put the roll in vertically or cut large squares and stuff them in?
     
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    chaostactics Active Member Tampa Bay Reef Keepers Build Thread Contributor

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    In a hobby where most are concerned about the fate of our reefs and oceans that is A LOT of micro plastics waste especially if youre replacing it often.
     
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    I find the 225 micron Red Sea mesh socks are very easy to maintain - just rinse and turn inside out under running water. I used the two that came with my tank (RSR 250) for the first year and have now bought a spare pair and also a 100 micron pair of socks. At the moment I am running the mesh and cleaning every 2nd day as I am clearing up a GHA issue. I swap the clean pair for the dirty, rinse and clean the dirty and hang them outside under shelter to dry. Repeat every 2-3 days.

    Once the tank starts running clean I will try swapping in the 100 micron socks to polish the water. If that works then I will simply swap the mesh back in when I want to clean the socks (expect weekly), rinse and bleach the socks and then swap them back in a day or so later. When we go away I will simply go back to the mesh for convenience of the house sitter.
     
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