View Full Version : filter socks

09-02-2014, 07:22 PM
so I just hooked up my sump and had everthing running good skimmer was getting nice green goop lol life was good but when I added a 100 micon water filter sock my skimmer went on over load and foaming over and the skimmer is at the highest setting for hight any thoughts I removed the sock and shut off my return pump should I have washed the sock out first ?

09-02-2014, 10:38 PM
This is common when adding new filter socks they come with some stuff on them from the factory that makes the skimmer go crazy the first time you use them, its completely harmless just annoying and should settle down in a but

you can try to rinse it out with tap water before putting them in to help

09-03-2014, 03:29 AM
For some reason I still get that after washing the socks over and over, but its not enough to make the skimmer go nuts. Just an increase in skimmate for about an hour. This even happens if I wash it water only, but I prefer to wash with a little bleach to kill anything and they come out looking new again :biggrin:

09-03-2014, 04:02 AM
thanks guys problem solved hooked my skimmer overflow up to a spill pail it cleared up after a bit