As a follow up to this post I finally got to use some the true filter socks this past weekend vs using regular old men's tube socks and the true filter socks do work better by a pretty substantial margin.
This past weekend I stuffed my tank full of roughly 3 dozen 6 to 10 inch gizzards on Friday evening....rinsed the filters that evening and put them back on.
Caught a dozen more good size gizzard mid-day on Saturday and 2 dozen more Saturday evening with 2 being true mongo size and never looked at the filters after that first rinse and never did a water change the whole weekend andmy water stayed clear, did not smell bad and I did not lose a single bait.
I am a HUUUUUGGGEEE believer in the sock filter set-up especially vs the ifffy filter setup the 1st gen Xtreme tanks came with.
I converted my tank to the socks and love them. In the conversion I had the opportunity to play around a bit.. I have a 50 gallon tank which is not only big but heavy... I thought if I had several stand pipes of different sizes I could say only have 30 gallons in the tank but run as if it was full... I am still working on it but ran last weekend with a half full tank and a smaller stand pipe and it worked well... Just food for thought... Good Luck