Using Filter Socks in Your Reef Tank - EP 4: Saltwater Aquarium Maintenance
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http://brs.li/filtersocks Filter socks are often used in saltwater tanks to keep the water column free of particles so your water looks crystal clear. If you change and clean your filter socks regularly, they can be a component of your nutrient export maintenance cycle. Most reefers use the felt filter sock on the output of their overflow pipes so the water leaving the tank has to pass through. The felt-like filter material will catch food, fish poop and particulate matter. This will stop the material from being recirculated back into the tank. If you are diligent about swapping these out, you can avoid the release of nitrate and phosphate that is made from the organic matter in the filter sock. Filter socks come in mesh or felt and with draw strings or plastic rings. Vertex and CPR Aquatics make holders for the plastic ring filter socks. The mesh filter socks are more commonly used for media filtration like carbon and GFO. However, the mesh can be used to capture large particles like whole fish food pellets or shrimp. So how do you use filter socks? Tell us about it in the comments below. *Legal Stuff* The purpose and content of this video is to provide general information regarding the products and their applications as presented in the video. Aquatic sales solutions, inc. And its officers, directors, employees and agents disclaim all express or implied warranties, in any way, related to the products and their application as presented in this video, make no representation or warranty regarding the products and the application as presented in this video and shall not be liable for any direct or indirect losses or damages of any type, including but not limited to punitive damages, or from personal injury or death resulting from or in any manner related to the video, and the products in and contents of the video. The viewer expressly agrees that aquatic sales solutions, inc. and its officers, directors, employees and agents shall not be liable for any damages or losses related to the products in and content of the video and hereby agrees to hold the foregoing harmless from any such losses or damages.
Hhmm,,,if you put the mesh inside the felt then it would trap a lot of waste and make cleaning the felt sock easier.
10. comment for Using Filter Socks in Your Reef Tank - EP 4: Saltwater Aquarium Maintenance
I guys are really awesome. I'm stuck in one problem may be u guys help me out. My PH is not stable and my nitrate is high its 40ppm
I change water per week 1 week 30% next week 30% but stil ph and nitrate is not down.. coz of these prblm I didn't add new fishes .. help me guys. what to do ?
I washed my filter socks twice in the washer like I always have.
However, we have a new washer that uses less water. Now I have suds in the sump.
I assume I have soap in the water. Any ideas? It is a 120 gal fish and anemone tank, no corals in this one.
Side note, I wouldn't recommend keeping a tang in a 20 gallon, it's too small unfortunately.
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30. comment for Using Filter Socks in Your Reef Tank - EP 4: Saltwater Aquarium Maintenance
Anyways.....did I mention how bad ass you guys are and all the information you cover???......Yea, you guys are bad ass!!
And soooo....permission to ask you guys to to a review or tutorial on the TOM's Rapid Pro canister/wet/dry filter? I am having difficulty in understanding how the "adjusting" part of the overflow box is supposed to work.
1. The instructions doesn't say how to operate it.
2. I have tried emailing them, but no reply after 3 weeks.
3. I tried youtubeing & googling how to operate the overflow box for this filter, and I find nothing.
4. You guys are experts, therefore, I and many others, I am sure, would love to hear from experts like you on what you think of the functionality is for this filter, and how to "properly & effectively" adjust my overflow box. Please, please, please....can you do this for a Marine veteran that gets therapy by having saltwater tanks?? :) Mahalo & Aloha, Callahan W.
My water parameters never go down..they go up and I don't even dose anything.. in fact I haven't dosed in weeks..only water changes (red sea coral pro)10% every month.my parameters are cal=440 dkh=11.4. Mag= 1450.. mostly softies and lps in my tank...am I doing something wrong??
50. comment for Using Filter Socks in Your Reef Tank - EP 4: Saltwater Aquarium Maintenance
I shower every day. Pro Tip: just bring the socks in the shower with you. Multi-tasking for the win!
I would like to know your opinion on "DIY" live rock.
I've seen a lot of videos on how it's done. If I use live rock on my 180 gallon tank it will cost me a fortune...so I would like to know what's your professional opinion on "DIY" live rock?. I