Aquarium Mesh Filter Socks - 4 Inch Ring, 200 Micron, Custom Made, Made in the USA from $ 15.99 $ 21.99
TRAPS LARGE PARTICLES - Our 200 micron mesh filter socks have an open weave pattern designed to trap ONLY larger particles, snails, fish and other items. 200 micron mesh socks are unlike 200 micron felt socks, which trap large to fine debris floating in the water. Trapping only larger particles means these socks will LAST LONGER AND NEED TO BE CLEANED LESS OFTEN than felt socks. HIGH QUALITY - Polypropylene fiber strands are woven into a specific pattern and are thermally bonded to create a STRONG, DURABLE MESH SCREEN, heavy duty stitching is then used to create a long lasting filter sock. THESE DO NOT FIT RED SEA FILTERS. EASY TO CLEAN AND REUSE - Our HEAVY DUTY MESH FILTER socks are constructed to be cleaned and reused many times. They can easily be rinsed in a sink, or for a more thorough cleaning, they are TOUGH ENOUGH TO BE CLEANED IN A WASHING MACHINE. Just follow our cleaning steps. SPECIALTY SOCKS - Mesh socks are for hobbyists who want to keep snails and other larger size items from entering their pumps and want to clean their filter socks less often. Since mesh socks do not trap fine debris from the water, it may be BEST TO ROTATE MESH SOCKS WITH FELT SOCKS to keep aquarium water crystal clear. To see all of our socks, sizes, and quantities, simply click above on - by Aquatic Experts - under the title. TIPS - You will receive our PROFESSIONAL CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS INCLUDED with your filter socks. Help Keep Your Aquarium Clean and Healthier Our 200 micron MESH filter socks have an open weave pattern designed to ONLY trap larger particles, snails, fish and other items. 200 micron mesh socks are unlike 200 micron felt socks which trap large to fine debris floating in the water. Trapping only larger particles means these socks will last longer and need to be cleaned less often than felt socks. Changing filter socks regularly increases water quality by removing collected solid organic compounds before they continue to break down and add additional nutrients (which can increase algae growth) to your aquarium water. Made From These MESH filter socks and support rings consist of durable polypropylene which meets FDA regulations for food contact and can withstand temperatures up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit (94 degrees C). Polypropylene is a perfect material for both fresh and saltwater aquariums. Directions Thoroughly rinse new filter socks with clean fresh water, wring them out before using them in your filter. You can also follow the method below and clean new socks in the washing machine. How to Clean Our Filter Socks You can find the exact steps we recommend to clean your filter sock by clicking our resource tab and finding the article titled "How To Clean Mesh Filter Socks and FAQ." FILTER SOCKS FAQQ: Is the 100 micron or 200 micron better for my aquarium?A: The lower the micron rating, the more floating debris it removes hence the filter socks clog up faster. Many hobbyists have both 100 and 200 micron filter socks which allow them to swap out their 200-micron socks from time to time.Q: How often should I change the filter socks?A: It depends on the tank load, but generally you want to change your filter socks once a week or every two weeks. The more often you change your filter socks, the better your water quality; it removes organic solids before they have a chance to further break down.Q: Is it better to use a longer sock with more socks hanging in the filtered water than a shorter one?A: Ideally the filter sock should be hanging in the water without touching or laying on the bottom of the sump. If a shorter sock is above the water line there may be more noise as water drains from the sock side and splashes into the water In your sump.Q: Is there a glaze finish on these filter socks? the glaze makes them less flexible and stiffer. or are they untreated?A: Our socks are untreated. The felt is soft, flexible, and perfect for trapping floating debris from the water.Q: Has anyone verified if Aquatic Experts filter socks will work with the reefer?A: We have personally tested Our filter socks in the reefer sliding shelf sock holder. Our filter sock material is thick and our plastic ring is slightly too large to drop through the hole in the shelf.Q: What makes Aquatic Experts felt filter socks better than any other brand?A: Owning an aquarium store and service company for 25 years meant that we had to test countless filter socks to find the best ones. One stood above the rest giving consistent and repeatable filtration performance in freshwater, saltwater, and reef tanks.