Filter socks/sheets, necesary? and how to mount?

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    Chris_150G

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    I am going to be deployed and away for 6 months. A 12 year old will be in charge of my 150G tank while Im gone. (sigh)

    I'm replacing my frankensteined together 10g sump and 15g refugium with a new refugium/sump (30 gallon long) and I was wondering if a filter is really necessary?

    So far I was planning on the return being in the center so I can slow the flow to the refugium. I dont see filters on the sumps on the Melev's website. If you do use a filter sock or sheet, what do you use to hold it in place so its easy to change? My filter sock is a pain to change, its jammed in between my skimmer and the edge of the sump and I have two lines going to the bottom of it. I need something easier or Im sure it will be neglected.
     
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    Chris. Determine what size the filter sock is. Then go to Tap Plastics and have them cut a sheet of 1/4" to length and width you want. Then ask them to drill the right sized hole in it to hold your filter sock.
     
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    I don't use a filter sock. Don't think they are necessary. JMO
     
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