Filter sock problems

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    So I bought a 150micron fliter sock today and put it over my inlet in to my sump and within seconds my skimmer went in to overdrive and started foaming all over the place. Can someone please help.
     
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    It's residues on the filter sock causing it. Skimmer should calm down after a while.
    Next time rinse the filter sock before putting it in your tank
     
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    Is the residue toxic
     
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    Where did you buy the sock?
     
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    At wild on pets which is a masa sponsor
     
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    Then it's fine
     
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    Thanks @459b much appreciated.
     
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