filter socks and carbon question...

Discussion in 'Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment' started by Cheeser, Jul 14, 2012.

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    Cheeser I Love Reefer

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    if i use a filter sock on my down pipe to my sump....can i fill up the sock with carbon so the water flows directly through the carbon and through the sock.
    i would probably use like a 1/4 cup of carbon and replace like every 3-4 days.
    what do u guys think?
     
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    I think that will end up clogging the filter sock and causing it to overflow
     
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    I tried that once, and I didn't really like it. My filter sock instantly turned black, and out seemed to clog the sock quicker. But if you change it out every few days, it should be ok.
     
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    i might just do it like once a month for just a couple of days. ill keep an eye on it.
     
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    What do you guys mean by it overflows?
     
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    The filter sock can get clogged which will back up or slow down the water trying to flow through it.
     
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