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filter socks, how do you clean them?


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    I change out filter socks every three days . in the wash machine splash of bleach, run machine again no bleach then air dry. I find if I don't use bleach the filter socks smell ,well like dirty socks. most will go well its just a smell,but the thing about it is smells come from something right? if there is a nasty smell that is just a sign that there still is something in the fibers rotting. make sense ? or am I on the wrong page?

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    I've been running mine through the dishwasher on rinse only cycle. It gets pretty clean. Enough to satisfy me atleast.

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    You know that the pumps in dishwashers shoot water in and out of dishwasher? Therefore u could b spraying that stuff back on your dishes.. I would opt for washer!

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    robandrosco - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    so when i put nasty dirty dishes in my dishwasher it shoots nasty dirty water on them to wash them? I have a hard time believing that one..

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    Dishwashers have a one pump system.. Same pump shoots out as in.. After a load is done any water left in that pump from previous load gets into new load.. Thats why some high end dishwashers use a two pump system.. Anyways I'm just an observer that had a thought.. Do what u will

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    robandrosco - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Right on I stand corrected. Going to make sur e I run an empty rinse cycle

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    Stainless steel cannot harbor bacteria, as in a washer tub. Plastic can, so unless u run a sanitize wash afterward, there might still be bacteria in there.. People can get sick from palytoxins.. U wanna risk that.. Thats the end of my .02

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