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Old 12/31/2007, 05:29 PM
So Cal shaggy So Cal shaggy is offline
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I throw mine in a 5 gal bucket filled with vinegar I wash them in the washer with no soap just vinegar once a week or once every two weeks. I have 20 socks and just rotate them.
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Old 12/31/2007, 05:30 PM
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oh my... 20? i actually think that might be more then i have regular socks... okay may be not... but that is alot of sock to rotate...
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Old 12/31/2007, 06:56 PM
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oh my... 20? i actually think that might be more then i have regular socks... okay may be not... but that is alot of sock to rotate...
it is not really a lot of work to rotate them I just toss them into the bucket after 2-3 days of use and when the bucket is full I throw them into the wash. I like to have plenty on hand so I do not need to wash the dirty ones over day. With 20 socks I can wash the dirty ones once every two weeks and still have enough to use.
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Old 12/31/2007, 07:47 PM
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yea, lately i have just been getting into a routine... shut off main return, take out skimmer sup, take out bag, clean all and put it all back in... and restart system... takes me about an hour and i also test water parameters also... i do this about once a week... cup gets cleaned twice a week though...
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Old 12/31/2007, 09:26 PM
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Here's a wacky idea................just don't use em. I never have.
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Old 01/01/2008, 01:48 PM
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Here's a wacky idea................just don't use em. I never have.
omg!

you HAVE to use them mark! if you dont, the world will implode in on itself!

oh, i dont use them anymore as well!
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Old 01/01/2008, 01:48 PM
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I pressure wash them with the hose then i wash them with only hot water in the washer. Then i air dry them in the sun for two days then i put them away and use them again.
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Old 01/01/2008, 03:03 PM
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Filter socks should be cleaned every few days otherwise they are going to contribute to nitrate production. I would never uses soap to clean them. If you use bleach to clean them, sun drying is the Ideal way to get rid of the bleach. They should not smell like bleach when you reuse them. If they still smell of bleach then you will be adding chlorine to your tank which is not good.
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Old 01/01/2008, 07:53 PM
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i use to hate cleaning them also...but i havent had to for about a year now...my new sump has holes for two socks...so ill be hating it again soon..twice as much
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Old 01/01/2008, 07:55 PM
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what is so difficult with putting them in the washing machine?
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