View Full Version : Skimmer and filter sock?

01/09/2008, 10:44 AM

I was wondering if the use of a filter sock will effect the performance of a skimmer? My drain line drains into a filter sock which is right next to the skimmer. I use it mainly to control micro bubbles.

01/09/2008, 11:06 AM
Some of the substances that are skimmed out by the skimmer may be trapped by the filter sock so it could reduce skimmate production some. That is the reply I got when I asked this Q a while ago. I have run with and without filter socks and the difference for me was pretty small in terms of the amount of skimmate. But if it does reduce skimmate production a little bit it is still being removed from the tank when the socks are replaced. So, as long as the filter sock is replaced regularly they shouldnt be a problem. I change mine out atleast 2X per week.