Thoughts on socks...other options?

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  1. djbetterly

    djbetterly Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    I hate filter socks, but I also hate detritus in my sump. I’ve been trying to come up with an idea for a replacement for a filter socks. I have a CNC machine here so I can build a lot of different things.

    I’d prefer if I could make something that uses filter floss or something that I can just throw away.

    My kind is running but I thought I’d see if anyone else would want to chime in.
     

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    skiergd011013 Well-Known Member

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    Can you just use nothing, and vacuum the sump with an old mj pump when it builds up?
     
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    djbetterly Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    I can...the amount of detritus is actually minimal. I think I’m just looking for something to build.
     
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    Idoc Valuable Member R2R Supporter MTRCMember R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    That's totally understandable! You have a cool toy and you want to use it.
     
  5. Finhead

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    You could build something like this, and run floss in it. Saying that I have a CNC in my garage and opted to run no filters and use a shop Vac once a month to do a quick vaccum of the sump floor, less than 2 gal water change a month.
    https://reefbuilders.com/2011/07/21/rigid-filter-sock/
     
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    djbetterly Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    Yup! I build so much stuff and it never gets old.
     
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    djbetterly Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    @Finhead ... that’s almost exactly what I designed already but I was a bit apprehensive so I decided to sleep on it.
     
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    djbetterly Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    Very happy with this!!

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    Pulling detritus from the sump has been bugging me too. It builds up and if I touch anything, it stirs and then goes right into the display, argh!! I’m in a small apartment with no storage for a ShopVac, so stopping the problem before it happens is what I’m all about. Like you, I’m looking for a better solution.
     
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    Let the sump be. The detritus and mulm turn an otherwise void space into a 3 dimensional nutrient eating one.
    Keep your display clean, let the sump do it’s thing
     
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