filter sock and canister filter

cpm6t

New member
I hooked up a sump to my system, 65g DT now has a 35g sump.
The DT also has a canister filter still running. Are there any bad effects if I leave it on?

I have added a filter sock to the inlet of sump. Seems to be filtering very well. The sock gets brown color within 4 days.
Is this bad for the pods and any micro organisms that I want to grow in my refugium and should be circulating in my system?
 

kfisc

Well-known member
Pods and so on find a way to get through, even with pump blades whirring. Not as many as without a sock. If your canister is operating well, adding a sump will only intensify the amount it has to filter, i.e., you may want to investigate a bigger canister, depending on what size tank it's rated for now. Keeping up with cleaning it out may have to happen more often. Good luck-
 

Sk8r

Staff member
RC Mod
SPS reef: filter sock, mega-skimmer. These corals want crystal clear water with no particulate.
LPS and softie reef: no filters, little skimmer. THese corals ARE filters.
Fish-only: any sort of filter you can manage and change it often.
 

Psyops

Still Learning
SPS reef: filter sock, mega-skimmer. These corals want crystal clear water with no particulate.
LPS and softie reef: no filters, little skimmer. THese corals ARE filters.
Fish-only: any sort of filter you can manage and change it often.

Sorry to hijack this thread. Should you use 100 micron or 200 micron filter socks? I have SPS dominated system. For whatever it's worth, I have not used filter socks in my system for 2 years now. I have never used filter socks so don't know what the difference would be.

Alex
 

29144u

New member
it really does nothing for you but give you 1 more thing to do maintenance on . sell it to a feshwater guy and use the $ to get something for your tank
 

worm5406

Not afriad to admit wrong
Team RC
I have two fx5's... I want to get rid of mine and put a sump. I have biocubes in them acting as another live rock senerio. I clean them every other week.
 

cpm6t

New member
yeah, I think I will get rid of my canister filter in a week's time, give the sump time to catch up till then. I'll keep the filter sock ON for now and see how it goes.
 

cloak

New member
SPS reef: filter sock, mega-skimmer. These corals want crystal clear water with no particulate.

That's not necessarily true. I've seen too many threads where something like poop holds a lot of weight. (food)
 

Frantz

New member
I'd suggest a skimmer to take place of the canister. For the electric I think you'll get better waste removal with cheaper maintenance than with the canister. You don't want to think just adding more water to the system with a filter sock is really doing a whole lot.
 
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