Knowledgebase > Need a little help. I have been thinking of changing out my filter socks in my sump and replacing it with rock. I change and clean my filter socks every 3 to 4 days and it is a pain if you know what I mean. If changing to rock is not beneficial than what can I do?
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Q11524 - FAQ: Need a little help. I have been thinking of changing out my filter socks in my sump and replacing it with rock. I change and clean my filter socks every 3 to 4 days and it is a pain if you know what I mean. If changing to rock is not beneficial than what can I do?

Hello and thank you for your inquiry.

I have actually done this myself and found it worked great.  The rock is generally left in a "dark" zone in the sump and tons of beneficial organisms like sponges, tunicates, mini starfish, etc... will grow all over this rock.  This is sometimes called the "cryptic zone".

I would recommend giving it a try and see how it works out for you.  If you are having issues with water splashing, you could try putting a porous sponge at the surface of the water to help prevent this from occuring.  This sponge should be rinsed often, but shouldn't clog as quickly as a filter sock would.

If there is anything else we can do for you please let us know.

Keith M.

Marine Depot Customer Service

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Created on 5/9/2014.
Last Modified on 5/19/2014.
Last Modified by Keith MacNeil.
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