Sock filters for aquarium
Sock filters may seem like an odd thing to write a post about, but aquarium sock filters are an important component to your tank setup that not many people understand.
To clear things up without being too long, aquarium sock filters help keep your tank water clean and clear by trapping various debris and debris floating in your tank. This is obviously extremely important to any tank owner, so it’s worth considering any additional help you can get.
They are convenient and easy to use, making them an option for many tank owners. They are also easy to change and replace. This means you can spend less time messing around with another filtration method and more time enjoying your tank.
There are several different types of filter socks that can be used, but in our opinion felt is the best material to ensure maximum effectiveness. They are reliable and don’t break (which is something you have to worry about with other materials).
They also do a better job of removing debris and particles from the water than a material like mesh. The trade-off is that you have to change them more often (definitely worth it in our opinion).
They are also very flexible with the type of setup and sink you can use them in. You can usually find a ring size that works with your tank when you buy from a large supplier.
One of the other benefits of sock filters in your aquarium is the significant impact it can have on the life and health of your other filtration. The other filters in your tank won’t have to work as hard when you have an aquarium filter sock in place, and that’s a benefit we love.
Dealing with maintenance is something no one likes to do, and as an aquarium owner, you have no choice but to deal with it from time to time. We think the more you can reduce this, the better.
Cleaning sock filters is something that doesn’t take a lot of time once you get used to it. After your first couple of cleanses, you’ll be down to a science.
There are several vendors that have an extensive inventory of aquarium sock filters that we recommend. To make things easier for you, we have listed them below:
All of these sites have an extensive inventory list and at least one of them should have a sock that works for your aquarium setup.
The good thing is that if you decide you’re not a fan of using them, there’s not a huge investment of time or money to walk away from. Most sock filters cost less than ten euros!
That’s why we’re in the “try it and see if you like it” camp when it comes to these. There really is nothing to lose!