The new Sock Canisters from Pro Clear Aquatic Systems are a new way to get more filtration from your filter sock equipped sumps. Instead of using just filter socks, since so many sumps have multiple holders for them with the sock canisters you can add different types of filtration to your setup.
Using a discrete media reactor is by far the most effective way to pass water through carbon, GFO or other chemical medias, but many of these are hard to maintain, and necessitate another pump to service and keep clean. Since our tanks already have plenty of areas of running water, it can be much easier to place medias in the flow path, such as where water flows into the first stage of our sumps.
Basic filter socks have only one purpose, to mechanically filter out large and small particles like uneaten fish food, fish poop, and any loose bits of detritus floating in your water. Many of us have long used these additional filter socks for chemical medias by using media bags of carbon or GFO but with a Sock Canister from Pro Clear Aquatic Systems, you can more easily use these important improvements to water quality.
This simple accessory costs only $35 and drops right into existing filter sock holders, and includes coarse foam at the bottom to keep media in place. With no thumbscrews or lid to remove and no pumps to install, the Pro Clear Aquatic Systems sock canister saves both space and room on the power strip, and is a much more practical solution for adding chemical filtration to most reef tank setups.