Good bag for carbon By Eddie KMD on 9/6/2014
Eddie KMD would recommend this product to a friend
As described. No problems with the stitching as previously described in other reviews. I would purchase again.
seems to work By Adam on 6/23/2014
Adam would recommend this product to a friend
Works pretty good for filtering larger particals, draw string makes them easy to use
Good filter socks... bad stitching. By Pegasus on 5/12/2014
Pegasus would recommend this product to a friend
These work great for filtering out larger particles. Easy to use and do a great job. The only complaint I and many others have is the poor stitching. One of mine has already unraveled at the top, rendering the drawstring useless. It's nothing a little stitching won't fix, but it would be nice if I didn't have to repair them for long-term use. Other than that, they're great.
works for rox carbon By cho on 4/10/2014
cho would recommend this product to a friend
I like how it closes up tightly. Only thing I've found that works for Rox 0.8. Stitching needs improvement.
Love the draw string feature By Nil on 3/14/2014
Nil would recommend this product to a friend
Good price, good offerings in terms of sizes.
worked good and cost effective By tlorsung on 1/26/2014
tlorsung would recommend this product to a friend
They work great, easily cleaned by hand. I use them for my first stage filtration, tie it around the return hose and clean it when water level in hose goes up.
Not Bad By Brian on 12/10/2013
Brian would recommend this product to a friend
Bought 3 of these. The stitching does not seem very good. Hope they hold up in the washer. I like the tie aspect. Its collecting the bad stuff in my tank, so it's doing it's job...
Serves My Purposes Well By lobro4 on 12/9/2013
lobro4 would recommend this product to a friend
I got this specifically for holding GFO in my sump. It is fine enough to hold the granules without any leaking out. Heavy enough to stand the high flow.
Strong By Travis on 12/4/2013
Travis would recommend this product to a friend
These are the perfect bags to use with my carbon in my refugium. I would recommend getting two, that way you can clean one, and use one! No down time is a beautiful thing!
Crap and expensive By Anthony on 12/3/2013
Anthony wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
So I may be a bit jaded since mine arrived with a small hole in it, This resulted in GFO and carbon getting into my tank and sump. I didn't also for a refund, not worth the effort, but I've gotten comparable quality mesh filter socks at my LFS for less that $2 (ok, to be fait, the draw string on these is very nice, but the rest is no different).
Poor quality stitching By Gordon on 6/10/2013
Gordon wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Filter sock would be excellent except the stitching comes apart after only one or two washings. Loose threads could float into pumps and cause problems.
Great for media By garrison on 4/5/2013
garrison would recommend this product to a friend
I used this for gfo and carbon. It lets water in easily and doesn't clog
Works great for me (GFO and carbon) By Nick on 4/3/2013
Nick would recommend this product to a friend
So far, the mesh has held up well in my sump, so it does what it says it does. Oh, and in case you like knotting your mesh bags about 600 times, you have PLENTY of drawstring to do just that!
buy it now, a felt and mesh By Joe on 3/23/2013
Joe would recommend this product to a friend
OK lots of people use these, however you need a pair every two days to quickly change them out when filled with some serious funk. Or when an angry spouse asks how much longer are you cleaning that thing. I use felt and mesh combined with great results, and yes swap them out quickly. They are easily rinsed, and cleaned with a little chlorine (bleach) and water soaked several hours. Make sure they are thoroughly rinsed of chlorine before they go back in the tank. Great buy!
Great filter sock By Earl T on 2/21/2013
Earl T would recommend this product to a friend
I use the 4" bag and stick a bag of Chemipure in it then the tubing from my overflow. Keeps my tank a lot cleaner. Love it. I have two and change it weekly rotating the bags. I want to buy more/
Easy to Clean By Moss on 1/28/2013
Moss would recommend this product to a friend
Filters very well and is extremely easy to clean. It would be better if the stitching was stronger though.
Decent but not great By David on 1/7/2013
David wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I know that I am in the minority but the mesh sock actually clogs up much quicker in my tank than the felt one. The stitching also comes unraveled fairly quickly. The BRS felt socks seem to be made much better and are my preference over this one.
only bad product on BRS By josh on 1/3/2013
josh wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
i bought 4 and 2 fell apart almost instantly. the 3rd looks like it isnt going to last long either. and likely the 4th (small one ) will not last long either. the stiching that holds the drawstring in just came undone. i had planned on using these as media bags but now they are just trash. im afraid to use them on my tank for fear of clogging pumps or baffles.
GREAT PRODUCT By MAREK on 12/4/2012
MAREK would recommend this product to a friend
Very good quality socks. I’m using only BRS mesh filter socks with draw string for more than 1 year.
easy to use By Brian on 9/12/2012
Brian would recommend this product to a friend
bought these to hold my filter media in my canister filter, makes cleaning my canister filter quick and easy.
4” x 8” BRS Mesh Filter Sock with Draw String By DrewF on 8/22/2012
DrewF would recommend this product to a friend
Bought this to replace the JBJ Nano cube's default Carbon back. Filled with ROX .8 carbon. Water looks great and is notably cleaner.
Good product at a fair price By Andy on 7/21/2012
Andy would recommend this product to a friend
It is a mesh bag so there is not a lot to go wrong but it is constructed well and I like the drawstring. Some others I have used use a large releasable zip tie and it is cumbersom.
Nice catching all the junk By Jason on 6/27/2012
Jason would recommend this product to a friend
I purchased 3 of these mesh socks as well as 3 of their felt counterparts. The draw string makes them very easy to secure in my system. My 60g is lightly stocked at the moment so I only find myself removing these every 5 days or so...not due to clogging, but simply wanting to prevent them from becoming nitrate factories. They effectively capture a large percentage of the particulates in the water (and adventurous pods!) , but if they aren't changed frequently some items (algae, food, etc) will break down and make their way through the mesh material relatively quickly (the felt performs better in this capacity). Overall they've been very effective and completely did away with the salt creep I'd been getting from all the stray bubbles in my overflow/return. All that said, when I want my water to look truly polished I'll pop in the felt socks. Both materials have held up well for me through many (albeit gentle) hand and machine washings.
Great bags By Jeff on 5/25/2012
Jeff would recommend this product to a friend
These are great bags like everything else that brs sales they my tank is so much cleaner since I started using these and the clean really nice also for reuse
Good product, very helpful By Mark on 5/23/2012
Mark would recommend this product to a friend
Bought this to avoid spending lots of money on carbon packs for my Fluval. I love that I can now just put carbon into the sock, tie it off, and put it into my canister filter. Saves me a fair amount of money doing it this way and the sock is also good at catching debris that might normally get back into my reef.
Good if your gonna run a filter block also By Daniel on 3/8/2012
Daniel wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I have used the cloth filter socks and while they do collect more they need to be changed almost on a daily basis, switched to these for ease of cleaning but still need to use a filter block along with them
Simple quality By Darren on 1/22/2012
Darren would recommend this product to a friend
Nice quality. Just what I was looking for at an affordable price.
another great product By reeftank85 on 1/2/2012
reeftank85 would recommend this product to a friend
Great product, I like to draw string to tie around my drain line. Cant go wrong with BRS.
Cheaply constructed :( By Blake on 12/7/2011
Blake wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
The stitching on mine fell apart after a few rounds of carbon. Unravelled. =-\ The stretchy mesh ones seem more durable.
Not efficient enough By Han on 11/22/2011
Han wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Compared with "felt" filter sock, this "mesh" filter sock seems like it doesn't catches nothing beside large pieces. I end up not using filter sock so I don't have to wash them. If you decide to use filter sock, try "felt" one.
Holds media well By JH on 11/2/2011
JH would recommend this product to a friend
Just got this sock last week and so far it is working great. It holds media very well.
Seamless (no pun intended) By Jason on 7/18/2011
Jason would recommend this product to a friend
When doing your routine maintenance, simply turn the sock inside out & rinse. An additonal minor mechanical filtration tool and peace of mind, that nothing is going through the pump. Critical for a fuge or sump, inexpensive and ideal. Thanks BRS!
good bag By james on 6/15/2011
james would recommend this product to a friend
well put together, great for holding the carbon that i bought from here to boot.
Perfect for GFO By Seth on 4/7/2011
Seth would recommend this product to a friend
Using the pellet version of GFO with these and they are perfect for it.
Good Product By Bernardo on 2/16/2011
Bernardo would recommend this product to a friend
Use these for GFO. These don't clog up as fast as others.
Easy to Clean By Ryan on 1/14/2011
Ryan would recommend this product to a friend
Easier to clean than the felt. It also does not clog as quickly.
Great for rinsing By Mike on 1/10/2011
Mike would recommend this product to a friend
I used these mesh socks to rinse media before use in a reactor. They have large enough holes to rinse any "fines" away from your carbon or GFO. Can also use to run carbon in a large tank for short periods of time.
Great Mechanical Filter By Michael on 9/12/2010
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
The draw string makes it easy to adapt to anything really...Just make sure you clean this regularly. It catches alot of stuff but clogs fast which can cause overflows.
great product By Chester on 8/17/2010
Chester would recommend this product to a friend
great product, fast shipping, love BRS will continue to do business