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Offline erky

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5 or 10 micron socks
« on: March 06, 2019, 16:44:46 »
where do you all get them, i dont want to pay $20 for one sock.


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Re: 5 or 10 micron socks
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2019, 16:59:47 »
I use the 200 micron BRS socks. Theyíre cheap. And I have to clean them every other day. What do you use a 5-10 micron sock for?

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Re: 5 or 10 micron socks
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2019, 17:03:35 »
I use the 200 micron BRS socks. Theyíre cheap. And I have to clean them every other day. What do you use a 5-10 micron sock for?

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Re: 5 or 10 micron socks
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2019, 17:05:21 »
just found some here http://www.dudadiesel.com/ for pretty cheap, i got 10 5 micron socks for $30ish.

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Re: 5 or 10 micron socks
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2019, 17:09:39 »
Erky, Are you needing to use a lot? If not, I would manually dose it straight into your skimmer body. Jjoos turned me on to it a while ago and Iíve been dosing weekly. Skimmer takes the floculant straight out of the water. Never had any issues with it. Just donít over dose it.

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Re: 5 or 10 micron socks
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2019, 20:09:13 »
Erky, Are you needing to use a lot? If not, I would manually dose it straight into your skimmer body. Jjoos turned me on to it a while ago and Iíve been dosing weekly. Skimmer takes the floculant straight out of the water. Never had any issues with it. Just donít over dose it.

i have in the past, but how do you know nothing is going into the tank?

had that crash last year could of been the issue, i was doing the same thing, 1ml in 1L of water drip for like 5 hrs

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5 or 10 micron socks
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2019, 10:00:16 »
With 100% certainty, I donít. I normally dose 1-2mL (solution is 10mL per 1/2 gallon) at a time and that will bring my phos down by roughly .04. Due to a Fusion error once, I accidentally overdosed...about 12mL. Thought I was going to kill everything in the tank, but evidently the skimmer caught everything. No ill effects to fish or coral.
« Last Edit: March 07, 2019, 12:45:06 by Reeferntraining »

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Re: 5 or 10 micron socks
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2019, 10:35:38 »
I would just like to mention there are people that dose it straight into high flow areas and see no ill effects (letting the socks eventually catch it).

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Re: 5 or 10 micron socks
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2019, 12:44:08 »
I would just like to mention there are people that dose it straight into high flow areas and see no ill effects (letting the socks eventually catch it).
I think that would be dangerous to the fish. Thereís a video (I believe on YouTube) showing how the lanth works. The phosphate bonded floculant looks like silicone caulk. I wouldnít want that possibly killing a fish. Iíve read that it gets stuck to their gills and stops them from oxygen exchange.

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Re: 5 or 10 micron socks
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2019, 12:46:51 »
I think that would be dangerous to the fish. Thereís a video (I believe on YouTube) showing how the lanth works. The phosphate bonded floculant looks like silicone caulk. I wouldnít want that possibly killing a fish. Iíve read that it gets stuck to their gills and stops them from oxygen exchange.
I definitely wouldnít do it myself Iím just mentioning I wouldnít worry about getting 100% of it captured too much.


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