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How to make a silt sock filter for fishtanks

Silly me never checked the back lable to see if the tank sand was WASHED, this was my solution

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Gather supplies

Gather supplies

Make 4 small V's in the large tube (this lets the water out)

Make 4 small V's in the large tube (this lets the water out)

Use a lighter to melt the end of large tube

Use a lighter to melt the end of large tube

Use the bottom of the lighter to stamp seal the end of the hot tubing

Use the bottom of the lighter to stamp seal the end of the hot tubing

Add a small amount of stuffing to the large tube

Add a small amount of stuffing to the large tube

Push the stuffing to the sealed end then draw up the inner hose to where the pipecleaner is

Push the stuffing to the sealed end then draw up the inner hose to where the pipecleaner is

Start stuffing your "sock"

Start stuffing your "sock"

Put your tube in and stuff around it filling well

Put your tube in and stuff around it filling well

The "filter sock" takes shape

The "filter sock" takes shape

Keep stuffing till the larger tube is covered

Keep stuffing till the larger tube is covered

Tie off with your pipecleaner

Tie off with your pipecleaner

Attach to a pump fitting (I had to use ductape coz it was the wrong pump tube... Oops)

Attach to a pump fitting (I had to use ductape coz it was the wrong pump tube... Oops)

Attach to your pump and leave for a few hours

Attach to your pump and leave for a few hours

You can already see the silt build up inside the sock

You can already see the silt build up inside the sock

It may take some hours... But your fishtank will be minus the silt... Would have been better if i just WASHED THE SAND FIRST! Lol

What u will see EVENTUALLY... "hi Butch" 👍be well

  • Finger bandage
  • Polyester stuffing
  • Pipe cleaner
  • 12.5mm hose
  • Aquarium tubing
  • Scissors
  • PATIENCE :)
  • Maybe a bit of duct tape