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
Awesome! By Shane on 9/20/2016Shane would recommend this product to a friendGreat socks at a great price, very happy with these. Thanks BRS!
Best Filter Sock Ever By Will on 9/14/2016Will would recommend this product to a friendThese are very thick, we'll made and seem to last without changing a couple days longer then other socks
Best Sock By Will on 6/20/2016Will would recommend this product to a friendGreat quality, very thick and heavy, will last long if power wash to clean, seemed to be able to keep in sump a couple extra days compared to other socks
Great product By Shannon on 5/31/2016Shannon would recommend this product to a friendThese are a quality product and do catch everything but after trying I found that my systems works better with the mesh version.
Great product By Rich on 4/22/2016Rich would recommend this product to a friendMuch thicker than expected. Catches even the smallest particle. My tank looks so much better. Just change them out every couple of days, clean them and you are back in business.
Works Perfectly By Timmy on 4/4/2016Timmy would recommend this product to a friendBought 5 of these to try on my reef tank and WOW! They capture everything and now I can't imagine not using them. I bought another 5 to have on hand so I can swap them out frequently.
Great socks By KerryF on 3/29/2016KerryF would recommend this product to a friendThey're socks that work. Quality materials that I've come to expect from BRS.
High quality, high performance By dmolavi on 2/2/2016dmolavi would recommend this product to a friendThese socks are fantastic. They capture *everything*. I turn them inside out, toss them in my washer, and *boom* clean sock ready to re-use.
Really good. By Fabio on 12/18/2015Fabio would recommend this product to a friendHigh quality material. It captures fine particles really well.
Perfect as usual By Jessica on 11/28/2015Jessica would recommend this product to a friendWell I ordered the wrong ones which was totally my fault.. but they came in perfect and if I needed this type would have been very pleased lol.. Off to order the ones with rings (:
Seems to help By Nathan on 6/2/2015Nathan would recommend this product to a friendI wasn't running socks for awhile, and decided to try out socks. Seems like tank is cleaner and skimmer is working a lot less. (heavy stuff being caught in socks letting skimmer work on anything that doesn't get caught in sock). I have 8 or 9 socks, and wash them weekly.
very pleased By chris on 5/28/2015chris would recommend this product to a friendVery useful and cheep ...I thane them every 4 days with no problems...water is always clear