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Offline bluzepher

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dirty filter socks how
« on: October 29, 2013, 09:21:15 PM »
how do you all go about cleaning your filter socks?
i figure no soap, but the brown stuff is not coming out and it stinks.  the one that came with my sump is all brown and stinky. 

washing machine no soap?  dish washer no soap,
i tried rinsing it out, none of the brown stuff came off, not the sock wont allow water to flow through it.

thanks for your help
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Re: dirty filter socks how
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2013, 12:41:49 AM »
I used a trick Johnny told me a little bleach and a couple rinse cycles in the washer I did that a couple times but honest opinion get rid of socks I used them only to help get the large particles out of the tank when I first set it up but now it just runs through the cheato and live rock and I don't have to worry about cleaning it out or pods
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Re: dirty filter socks how
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2013, 05:52:38 AM »
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I don remember seeing cheetos in your sump
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Re: dirty filter socks how
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2013, 06:10:37 PM »
I turn them inside out put in washer no soap and use hot water
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