DIY Filter Socks

Discussion in 'Do It Yourself (DIY)' started by 8pixel, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. zemuss

    zemuss Well-Known Member Reef Squad

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    yea think i will just wash them with RO and vinegar. I have 8 in rotation. Going to purchase more material to make some more..

    thanks for the reply..
     
  2. impur

    impur GO DUCKS!!!

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    Yah i just left the cut PVC kind of rough and jagged. I have never had one slide off, been over 2 years now.
     
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    This is such a great Idea! My gf has her own sewing machine and I use these in all my systems! Thanks!
     
  4. malira

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    The filter material you buy at Joanne's, how what is the Micron rating?
    Most of what I find online is 25 and 50 micron felt material. One company sells 100 micron but that's it.

    I want 200 microns just like the socks I buy now.
     
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    malira Well-Known Member

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    Which bags do you get?

    Also how did you get past the 25 quantity limit?
     
  6. customreef

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    The socks are different for everyone depending on what you want or need for your system. Here is a link to help everyone figure out what they need. A case to them is 25 I believe. I haven't bought in a while because they last so long when you wash them. http://www.filterbag.com/Aquarium-Filtration-13.html.
     
  7. Rob reef

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    Great idea
    Thanks
     
  8. dmcoates

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    Has anyone every made the mesh type socks using 1 gallon paint strainer bags? sounds like it might work
     
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    THAT'S AWESOME. Thanks for sharing!!
     
  10. Edd

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    Great idea, I will definitely start building my own filter socks.
     
  11. Radioaktivni

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    Thanks for sharyng! Just I dont know how to translate name of that fabrik... I will figure out some how.
     
  12. flounder

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    This is something I am going to try! I just got a brand new sump with 3 sock holders! I never used them before and hope this clears up the water.
     
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    I will need to practice my sewing skills.
     
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    Wife tried it and works great
     
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    me too. I need to figure out how to use it.
     
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    Awesome! Thank you
     
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    For those of you looking to clean them I found H2O2 works best if you want a chlorine free alternative. I use http://www.mareva.fr/us-en/go/Doc_421. You can get it at your local pool store. It is 100% H2O2 but is 35% by weight. BE CAREFUL wear protective gloves when pouring in bucket, let soak for 24hrs then blast with strong garden hose.....
     
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    http://filterbag.com/PONG100P4P-p845.html 4x12 100 micron filter socks

    $2.76 per sock, minimum purchase 25, =$69. Would this be a very good price point over buying the material yourself and making them?

    I currently buy my filter socks from here, http://www.aqua-socks.com/aqua-sock-store.html They are $15.99 for 5 socks, free shipping, which turns out to be $3.20 per sock. I've emailed twice about the micron rating but never heard back from them. I'm guessing 150-200 considering the amount of crap they capture. I started with 10 but only have 3 in rotation at the moment. At this rat, with cleaning them, those 10 should last a LONG time. I rinse them with a hose inside and out, then let them air dry.
     
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  19. Brian Savard

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    Woah... For just a little time and effort I can make a box full of the little fellas. THANKS!
     
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  20. shoelaceike

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    I've been doing this since I found this thread. Much better to just toss them then having to wash them out......

    I only wish there was a thicker material.....anyone use anything other then what the op posted?
     

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