filter sock

Discussion in 'Saltwater Aquarium Filter' started by mountaindew, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. mountaindewNew MemberMember

    will a polyester mesh sock 300 micron let more through than a 100 micron V sock
  2. ryanrModeratorModerator Member

    Hi mountaindw,
    300 micron should let through more than 100 micron.

    1 micron = 0.001 mm, or about 0.000039 inches

    Thus 300 micron is a bigger hole than 100 micron, so a 300 will let larger particles through. Does it mean it won't clog as quickly? Hard to say, depends on what is in the water.

    For reference, the sediment filter in a RO/DI unit is (typically) 1 micron, why basically means only pure water gets through. Here's what happened to my RO unit when the 1 micron sediment filter filled up:

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