How often do you change filter sock?

molodets

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There are 2 kinds of filter? Micron 100 and micron 200. Which one I should get for my 75 gal

And also

Is there anything else as effective but less washing out there??
 

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There are 2 kinds of filter? Micron 100 and micron 200. Which one I should get for my 75 gal

depends what your filtering out.



And also

Is there anything else as effective but less washing out there??

yes, a good skimmer
 

mbg75

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100 or 200 is up to u. 100 will clog sooner, but water will be cleaner.
Either way they should get changed every couple days at the most to keep nitrates from building

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I thought micron takes more stuff then mesh?

Micron is a measurement of size. ie. 200 micron will trap particles larger than 200 micron. 100 micron will trap particles larger than 100 micron.

Mesh, Felt... your decision. Mesh is easier to maintain and rinse. Felt will need to be washed.
 

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I know it's probably not good but to keep my water change time down to less than 10 minutes I just rub my filter sock under hot tap water and wring it out, then just stick it back in. Haven't washed it yet.
 

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Isn't that washing? You'd be better off with a second sock so your not under pressure. Plus I'd worry about chlorine from tapwater.

Its been said. 100=clearer water but will need to be changed (washed) more frequently. Clean them when water level increases, indicating that its getting clogged.
 

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If you wash in washing machine, how do you know there's no trace of detergent (=phosphate at least). left in there? My washing machine always smells of fragrance from detergent.
 

skene

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psshhh... i put more than a cap full when I wash my filter socks. I want to be sure that there are no traces of detergent.
 
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