BRS Mesh Filter Sock with Plastic Ring

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Filter Socks are used on overflows to remove small floating particles from aquarium water. This can dramatically improve water quality and reduce maintenance on filters that would otherwise become clogged.


Mesh Filter Sock are less effective than felt but clog less frequently. Plastic ring fits common sump holders.


200 Micron Filter sock

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Filter Socks are used on overflows to remove small floating particles from aquarium water. This can dramatically improve water quality and reduce maintenance on filters that would otherwise become clogged.

Mesh Filter Sock are less effective than felt but clog less frequently. Plastic ring fits common sump holders.

200 Micron Filter sock

BRS Mesh Filter Sock with Plastic Ring

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Will these work for a Red Sea Reefer? Sourcing their socks is making me wish I went in a different direction tank wise.
Question by: Corey on Jul 22, 2016 3:06:00 PM
Hi Corey,
The Red Sea Reefer Socks are 4.5" in diameter and most other filter socks including our BRS brand ones will just fall straight through. You may want to make an adapter plate to accept a standard 4" filter sock. You should be able to make an adapter out of a piece of acrylic and a wholesale.
Answer by: Charlie (Admin) on Jul 22, 2016 3:24:00 PM
Will these fit in an aqueon modular proflex sump?
Question by: Keith on Nov 12, 2015 12:01:00 AM
Great question!
The 4" filter socks will fit perfectly! Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Nov 12, 2015 4:22:00 PM
What micron rating are these mesh socks ?
Question by: Tony on Sep 25, 2013 1:04:00 PM
Hi Tony,
All of our filter socks are 200 micron.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Sep 25, 2013 1:04:00 PM
What material are the mesh socks made from?
Question by: Jeff on May 4, 2014 2:47:00 PM
Hi Jeff,
They are made from polyester.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on May 4, 2014 2:47:00 PM
can you wash and re-use these filter socks
Question by: Lester on Apr 2, 2014 12:25:00 PM
Hey Lester,
You sure can! I personally think the mesh ones are a bit easier to clean then the felt, though you will probably get more cycles out of the felt as its a bit more durable material.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Apr 2, 2014 12:25:00 PM

Full Details

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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  • Mesh filter sock By Reef Reaper on 6/5/2017

    A very nice product and it makes cleaning a breeze! I mix the mesh socks with the felt socks.
  • Best filter sock By Juken on 2/3/2017

    Love these socks easy to clean and don's clog up in your sump.
  • Felt storm By Jerry on 2/2/2017

    I wanted to like these for the price, but I know have tiny pieces of felt blowing all through the tank from these economy socks. What a mess.
  • works well By Greg on 10/5/2016

    I started using mesh a few months ago. This material is a bit lighter and thinner than my others, but seems well made. Used and washed a few times now and holding up well..
  • Makes for a lot more work. By Happyjackson on 9/20/2016

    Not impressed at all, I purchased four of these for comparison to traditional felt filter socks. I've been running the felt filter socks for years now. Before I purchased the mesh socks I had very little detritus in the sump. As other reviewers state there is detritus all over the place down there. While these may snag all the big stuff the mesh does not polish the water. The mesh socks simply let more crud pass through than felt socks do. That will collect and build up in the sump. I will toss these into storage for use in an emergency and go back to felt socks.
  • Good sock By Treasure Coast on 9/18/2016

    Works great, good price and free delivery.
  • Easy to clean By Victoria on 6/7/2016

    Easier to clean than felt sock, so I actually clean it out more offten.
  • My go to filter sock By Matthew on 5/8/2016

    These are the only filter socks that I use anymore. They are nice and thick, but are easily turned inside out for cleaning. Very durable.
  • Good mesh sock By Yak on 12/21/2015

    I came from the felt sock world like everyone else, thought I'd try these.

    My tank has a huge bioload with an eel a puffer and a tang, so felt socks clogged after a day. Not these. I like them because it catches the larger particles, and anything smaller probably gets caught by my protein skimmer or whatever. The quality on these is real nice and smooth and shiny too if that makes sense.
  • They work but the felt ones are better By Jon on 12/12/2015

    They work well and if you have issues with your filter socks clogging frequently then I would recommend them. But thy don't collect as much stuff as the felt ones.
  • Outstanding product By Chris on 11/19/2015

    This sock does not clog, is so much easier to clean than felt socks and I have not had any durability issues. I have not noticed any changes in water quality and my tank looks visually the same. I am very pleased with my purchase at BRS.
  • They work well, but not as well as the felt. By reddog on 8/24/2015

    These socks work fine and they don't have to be cleaned as often. The bad part of that is that they also don't catch as much debris. The felt ones are much better at catching debris, but you have to change them more often. It's all about what you are looking for.