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Hi all,

Drained my sump today and man what alot of debrits I have removed - this must be one of the major causes for my algae issues.

I plan to run skimmer outlet and both return outlets through filter floss before the water gets a chance to go into the sump.

Will this help in future debrits build ups?

How often with the have to be cleaned and/or changed?
 

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I use plastic pegs to attach the filter floss onto the baffle between my skimmer compartment and my DSB, change it twice a week, and boy it takes out a lot of muck.
 

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it's not only taking out a lot of muck, it's also taking out a lot of beneficial critters, well in my opinion anyway
 

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it's not only taking out a lot of muck, it's also taking out a lot of beneficial critters, well in my opinion anyway
very possible, never thought of this. However my dsb is after the floss where all the critters grow.
 
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Man that's a good point dean, I put some on from first chamber to second and I can not belive the amount of crap it has stopper, I will run the floss until my algae issues are fixed.
 
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Hi SIMS

Filter socks look like a small white sock they are used more overseas than in SA.
I find unlike filter floss you can easily see what is in the sock before you clean it i always find small snails, amphipods and other good things in the sock which i return to the tank. They come in different micron ratings.I think once you have used filter socks you will never use the floss again.
 
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Ok do you put the sock on the skimmer and on the inlets to the sump?

can I get these at the LFS?
 
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I have a AM 5000 Shorty Skimmer which has 2 outlet pipes going into my sump i place
2 filter socks on the outlets. I have a third lower flow outlet which runs into my refugium and dsb i leave this outlet without any filtration which i find beneficial to my refugium.
 

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