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Old 09/14/2020, 12:42 AM   #1
vsiege
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Filter Sock Maintenance

I got a sump about two and a half months ago and never really had to ever deal with Filter socks. Now as of the last 2 weeks I'm finding the filter sock is getting clogged every couple days. I typically take the filter sock and run under water and squeeze and rinse it out but I never use any kind of safe cleaning agent (vinegar or citric). I have 2 questions:
1. What are you all doing to keep these things filtering correctly?

2. Have any of you given up on them, created a basket and lined with filter floss instead of using these things.

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Old 09/14/2020, 07:37 AM   #2
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I wait until I have a bucket full of used ones and put them through washing machine with some
Bleach. Run rinse cycle before to make sure soap is gone and I usually run a second rinse to make sure bleach is out.

If you want to keep using them.


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Old 09/16/2020, 09:09 PM   #3
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Thank you so much. I had intrepation about bleaching and using soap until I got some feedback. Many thanks for your process!


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Old 09/23/2020, 05:29 PM   #4
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Remove the socks and be free of the slavery. Mechanical filtration is not necessary. Use them for temporary situations only, like after you've stirred things up in the tank.


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Old 09/30/2020, 06:48 PM   #5
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I love socks I would keep them on or your feet might get dirty


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