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Best way to clean your filter socks. 

Hey everyone I’ve got 2 200 micron socks and I can’t seem to find a good method to clean them, can I just stick them in the washer? 

I’ve tried rinsing under water and scrubbing with my hand, rinsing with hot hot water, rinsing with my high pressure water hose attachment. 

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Toss 'em in the washer and use hot rinse cycle and a little bleach. They'll be good as new. Afterwards do another rinse cycle, no bleach.

Or put them in a box in your garage and never use them again like I did. 

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I use socks. I would like a fresh pair everyday, so would my tank. My wallet will not allow for this. So I have to wash them. I dont wash mine with tank socks. I use a broom handle to turn them inside out. I toss them in the washer with bleach. They get pretty stinky in a 5 gallon bucket with lid after a week.  Bleach in the pre-soak as well as in the soap tray. I have a front load machine that uses very little water. I do a pre-soak cycle, speed wash cycle and second rinse. When thats all over I take them out and let dry for a day. I do 30 at a time. If i had only 2,  I would toss them in some bleach water for an hour then wash them with plain water in the machine. Maybe an extra rinse to make sure the bleach is gone.

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That's what I do with my felt socks when I run them. I've been using the nylon socks more and more. Easier to clean for sure but they don't trap the smaller particles. I can't see a difference.  

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I'm using felt socks right now. I do like Eddius does with an extra rinse cycle. When I take them out of the washer I rinse / dunk them in a pitcher of RO/DI a few times then let them dry.

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Bleach and hot water in washer machine...extra rinse. Let completley dry for 24hrs in garage. Done deal. I also flip the socks inside-out...since most of the junk is inside and it just seems to clean them better when I do that. 

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