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Old 01/10/2008, 10:24 PM
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Help!

i bought the socks for filters and instead of washing them like i always do i just put them on the tank. well my skimmers went crazy with foam then once i got the socks out the skimmers had no foam and my tank is milky cloudy. i am running carbon, phosban and denitrate. i only have so much water for water changes which i will do, but has anyone had this problem and what happened?
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Old 01/10/2008, 10:34 PM
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were they brand new? when i bought mine i never washed them when first using and didn't have a problem. did you get them from somewhere that they could have gotten chemicals on them?
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Old 01/10/2008, 10:38 PM
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nope they were brand new and no chemicals as far as i know. my alk looks a little low - but who knows with those stupid color tests! they all look so much a like!
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Old 01/10/2008, 11:02 PM
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I'm not sure how a filter sock would cause this. i guess just hope carbon and such will remove whatever is causing it.
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Old 01/10/2008, 11:04 PM
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i threw some alk buffer in there - i hope everything will be ok! stupid me not washing them first :-( they felt weird but i thought it was cause it was new - thanks for posting jess
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Old 01/10/2008, 11:30 PM
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hey moron had the same problem from ones I bought at reefworks. MY skimmer went insane. I washed them and everything was ok.
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Old 01/10/2008, 11:35 PM
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sweet - i meant to ask you while i was on the phone and then i forgot. my water is all cloudy though still.
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Old 01/10/2008, 11:37 PM
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Old 01/11/2008, 09:27 AM
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Did you check you phosphates? If they, or the fabric they were made from was washed with regular detergent and not rinsed well enough, you would have phosphates....that's what soap is really....Just keep running your carbon, etc...it will clear.....

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Old 01/11/2008, 11:31 AM
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tomorrow? ill be in altamonte springs
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Old 01/11/2008, 04:05 PM
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yea all will be fine
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Old 01/11/2008, 04:12 PM
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yea everything is fine - i dumped a little alk in there and it was good to go
thanks everyone
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Old 01/11/2008, 08:02 PM
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Yeah Jason, give me a shout tomorrow when you are headed to Altamonte, unless it's really early....I will yank some stalks and meet up with ya....

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Old 01/11/2008, 08:05 PM
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Quote:
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hey moron had the same problem from ones I bought at reefworks. MY skimmer went insane. I washed them and everything was ok.
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Old 01/12/2008, 12:12 AM
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yea i know - thats how he talks to all his friends
WHAT!? HAHAHAHAHAH
you slay me!
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Old 01/12/2008, 12:17 AM
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Yeah Jason, give me a shout tomorrow when you are headed to Altamonte, unless it's really early....I will yank some stalks and meet up with ya....

Mitch

how does 11:15 sound?
what about the red digi, "some live rock"and the mangroves?
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