New socks and a moody skimmer? Here’s how to get the two to get along.
In my experience, even soaking them in RODI water for 15-20 minutes does the trick. I also just wrenched them dry(ish) before putting them in (of course tap water rinsing can’t hurt). Great tip! I love having the Friday quick tips back Mark!
Why rinse in tap water vs rodi?
I just prewash mine in the washer like I do the others.
That way I can be sure any manufacturing chemicals I may have leached into them are cleaned out.
I too don’t understand why one should rinse in tap water afterwards. It seems unnecessary.
Thank you, Mark, for the tip!
Ron..it rinses away the rest of the RODI water that now contains the “junk” from the socks that drive the skimmer crazy.
Most people don’t have on-demand RODI water. It’s easier to rinse under tap, squeeze them out and go
I do initial wash with tap water & bleach, one rinse with tap water and final rinse with RODI to rinse away anything that was in the tap water. I have a mini countertop washing machine that holds about 5 gal of water I got on Amazon for about $60 that I use just for filter socks…working awesome for me.
I wash in washer with bleach, take them out and put them in a bucket with tap water with a decloriner in the water, soak them for a day or so, then take out and let them dry. When I go to use one I just soak it in a bucket of salt water that I am removing from the tank when I do a water change
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