Has anyone fed a Filter Roller with a pump?

AJT

Member
I have a 400 gal & would love to get rid of filter socks but there is no room where the overflows drain into the sump.

Has anyone fed filter rollers with a submersible pump instead of gravity fed by overflows?

Thanks
Andy
 

Vinny Kreyling

Premium Member
A question--
If socks are removed does detritus stay in that chamber, or does it flow through the sump?
Somehow the detritus has to be kept in place for the pump to get it to the filter roller & in that case I see no reason not to work.
 

AJT

Member
The detritus would probably settle to the bottom in that chamber as the overflow is on the top, guess i could pick up a majority of it with a pump
 

fishgate

Active member
Most of the ditreous will collect in your center compartment but some will also settle in your drain (1st) section. So if you have a lot of rubble in your 2nd section it could be a pain to remove.
 

gcarroll

Active member
I have a 400 gal & would love to get rid of filter socks but there is no room where the overflows drain into the sump.

Has anyone fed filter rollers with a submersible pump instead of gravity fed by overflows?

Thanks
Andy


How about a picture of the area we're talking about? Are you using filter socks?
 

vosdetailing

New member
So my 2 cents is keep your filter socks, I have the Clarisea 5000 on my 160 total volume tank and I'm changing rolls every 25-28 days at $35 each roll I'm not finding it worth it at all. I found a guy for half the price on rolls but now he can not get that material any longer. I like the unit but dam it's just another expense. Clarisea says up to 3 months but when I have 10 fish and they get hungry what is a guy supposed to do?

So I did this and going to see how it works out. I wash 150' roll with bleach (like we wash our socks) and rolled it back up. Granted I cant roll it up as tite as original but if I can get a extra month it may be worth my time to design a spooling tool to reroll the wash fleece.
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