Good filter sock By A on 7/15/2014A would recommend this product to a friendBuilt tough, I flip them inside out and wash them in the machine.
Filter sock rock By James on 7/1/2014James would recommend this product to a friendThese filter socks work great, I wash mine a couple times through and get great life and performance, at a great price
Good sock By eric on 5/30/2014eric would recommend this product to a friendSo far very good and easy to clean
Awesome Product By Kashbu on 5/29/2014Kashbu would recommend this product to a friendI would definitely recommend this product
came up short By Tim on 5/29/2014Tim would recommend this product to a friendOrdered the 4 x8 and it is way to short. The first time I've been disappointed with something I've ordered from here. Not a true 8inchs at all, left me going to the LFS and paying more for the right size. I use this one to clean my carbon before adding it. Still love BRS.
They do the job. By Dan on 5/23/2014Dan would recommend this product to a friendEasy to use, easy to turn inside out and clean.
Clear By Micah on 5/20/2014Micah would recommend this product to a friendLooking to clear water up here's your answer just be sure to get extras to switch out every day or every other day.
Crud Magnet By Taia on 5/20/2014Taia would recommend this product to a friendWhen I first got these, I noticed the edges were a bit frayed, but it's not a big deal since the seam was still OK. The seam between the plastic o ring and the felt fabric is really strong, me and the hubby both gave it a good yank to test it for stress factors lol. I dropped it into my sump and in one day I noticed lots of nasty stuff getting pulled out. It works really well and holds up to being tossed in the washer. Just don't put them in the dryer, the ring won't make it (don't ask). Even with the warped ring, it still worked well!
I'm glad I ordered By Śruba on 5/18/2014Śruba would recommend this product to a friendReally great product. I'm surprised how well they perform. I will order more soon.
Very well constructed By Pat on 5/18/2014Pat would recommend this product to a friendI like these socks they are very well constructed and do a good job. I tried the mesh style socks from BRS because I was hopping that I would not have to replace them as often but found for me they let to much detritus through them and the stitching at the bottom came undone on several of them. These are great, work well and are at a good price.
A sock you can get excited about By Danny Boy on 5/8/2014Danny Boy would recommend this product to a friendOkay, maybe excited is the wrong word, but these socks are well made and easy to work with. I change my socks about every three days, and it always surprises me (and grosses me out a little) how much crap they pick up and subsequently remove from your system. Those sea critters are messy indeed!
Fantastic product By Bryan on 4/24/2014Bryan would recommend this product to a friendFantastic product very well constructed. Definitely get the felt socks they are not lying they do a better job. I don't have to change my socks as often when using the BRS sock.
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Previously Asked Questions
by Larry on June 12, 2014, @5:31 AM
I've been using the 8" socks with good results - their also very durable and machine wash well.
1) Is using bleach necessary when machine washing?
2) What's the best way to tell when these socks need to be replaced (because of age/wear and no longer effective)?
3) If I wait too long will that contribute to an increase in nitrates?
Bulk Reef Supply Hi Larry,
1) It isn't necessary (many people just use straight water) but bleach does a very good job of breaking down organics.
2)If they have holes worn thru them or if the stitching starts to come apart would be when I would start to worry about them :-)
3)If you leave them in the tank to long it won't be as effective. It is more of an opportunity cost, by leaving the sock in for too long you give a chance for detritus to contribute to the nutrients in the tank, whereas if you had changed it out you would have removed it from the tank before giving it the opportunity. In the end, there won't be any more nitrates then could have existed without it, but you missed your chance to prevent them if you don't change them.
by David on September 4, 2013, @8:35 AM
What is the micron rating for these socks? Thanks
Bulk Reef Supply Hey David,
Good question. All of our filter socks are 200 micron filter socks!
by Hank on January 26, 2014, @10:06 AM
I'm looking for a filter sock for my aqueon sump
Bulk Reef Supply Hi Hank,
This will be the 4x14 models with the plastic rings :-)
by Ken on June 3, 2014, @7:03 PM
I use the felt sock with the plastic ring and would like to know how people clean them.
Bulk Reef Supply Hey Ken,
Some folks just throw them in the washing machine when they collect enough dirty ones. Personally I turn them inside out and give them a good rinse and scrub by hand.
by Don on November 19, 2013, @5:11 AM
How often do you normally recommend you change the filter socks? what is the best method to clean the socks? if soaking - in what solution?
Bulk Reef Supply Hey Don,
The more often you change them the better, that way you can remove the solids before they continue to break down and add additional nutrients to your water column. You want to avoid soaps when cleaning them but its pretty common for people to use unscented household bleach in water. Be sure to rinse them and all them to dry completely.
Filter socks come in mesh or felt and with a plastic ring or draw string. See below for differences and unique advantages.
- Mesh: Thin, doesn't clog as easily as felt
- Felt: Thicker, better at removing particles, but can clog faster
- Plastic Ring: attaches via ring that fits common sump holders
- Draw String: attaches directly to plumbing
- BRS recommends starting with felt socks and switching to mesh if they clog faster than desired.
Filter sock benefits:
- Regular use will result in crystal clear water most convenient form of mechanical filtration.
- Remove excess food, detritus, organic waste, dust and other particulates
- Convenient form of mechanical filtration
- Prevents larger objects like sand, crabs and snails from damaging pump motors
- Reduces ammonia and nitrate producing organic waste
- Increases filter life
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